Image courtesy Chen Carrasco

Image courtesy Chen Carrasco

In Model Redux, five artists–all either from or working in the Bronx–meet at BronxArtSpace, who through photography, painting, works on paper, and found material emerge as a faceted whole in the exhibition's centerpiece installation. Commissioned by the curators Adrien de Monès and Marina Gluckman, the artists in Model Redux provide a diverse picture of arts in the Bronx.

The exhibition's title, Model Redux nods to the failed Model Cities Program, which ran from 1966 to 1974. As part of Johnson’s War on Poverty, the experimental program set out to revitalize and reinvent underserved cities across the United States, from Smithville, TN, and namely to the South Bronx.

Over forty years later, the present show alludes to the methods and hopes employed by the program to renew an urban environment. Model Redux is about how to create a cultural model in the midst of the current social changes. 

Model Redux

July 12 - August 25

 

Curated by Adrien de Monès & Marina Gluckman

 

Chen Carrasco, Mauricio Cortes, Martine Fougeron, Jesse Kreuzer & Ray Lopez

 

Thursday, July 12, 7-9pm

Opening Reception

Thursdays, July 5, 19, 26, 6:30-8pm

Free Spoken Word Workshops with Bobby Gonzalez

Friday, July 20, 5-9pm at 2417 Third Avenue

Closing Party for Summer Residents

Saturday, July 28, 2-4pm

Drawing Workshop with Jesse Kreuzer

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Saturday, July 28, 6-9pm

The Gathering + Open Mic

 

 

Read the full press release here.

For more information about the exhibition, visit here.