FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts sponsors the exhibition Beyond the Supersquare at The Bronx Museum of the Arts
April 2014: The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, one of the proud sponsors of the Bronx Museum of the Art’s exhibition Beyond the Supersquare, is pleased to extend an invitation to the exhibition’s Open House on Sunday, May 4th from 2 to 5pm. Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean Modernist architecture on contemporary art. The exhibition features over 30 artists and more than 60 artworks, including photography, video, sculpture, installation, and drawing, that respond to major Modernist architectural projects constructed in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1920s through the 1960s. Venezuela’s talent will be well represented with the work of three important Venezuelan artists: Alexander Apóstol, Magdalena Fernández and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck.
Alexander Apóstol: Documental, 2005. Digital video, 2 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.
Beyond the Supersquare explores how contemporary artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions have responded to the aggressive rise of Latin America’s urban centers and the ways in which those urban areas have evolved since the mid-20th century. Also examined is the social critique of political, social, economic, and environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including unstable economies, ad hoc urbanism, militarized police forces, and rapidly exhausting natural resources.
Beyond the Supersquare will highlight critical interpretations by contemporary artists, architects, and scholars of modernist architectural projects executed in Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil.
Beyond the Supersquare:
On view: May 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015
Open House: May 4th, 2014 2-5pm
3pm: Performance of Moebius, a contemporary dance with choreography by Sally Silvers and featuring contemporary dancers Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman.
Sound design by Bruce Andrews.
Bronx Museum: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456
Artists in the exhibition will include:
Leonor Antunes, Portugal, Alexander Apóstol, Venezuela, Alexandre Arrechea, Cuba, Felipe Arturo, Colombia, Alberto Baraya, Colombia, Carlos Bunga, Portugal, Los Carpinteros, Cuba, Jordi Colomer, Spain, Livia Corona Benjamin, Mexico, Felipe Dulzaides, Cuba, Magdalena Fernández, Venezuela, Fernanda Fragateiro, Portugal, Carlos Garaicoa, Cuba, Mario García Torres, Mexico, Terence Gower, Canada, Patrick Hamilton, Belgium/Chile, Quisqueya Henríquez, Cuba, Diango Hernández, Cuba, Andre Komatsu, Brazil, Runo Lagomarsino, Argentina, Pablo León de la Barra, Mexico, Daniela Ortiz, Peru, Jorge Pardo, Cuba, Manuel Piña, Cuba, Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Peru, Mauro Restiffe, Brazil, Pedro Reyes, Mexico, Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Puerto Rico, Maria Martínez-Cañas, Cuba + Rafael Domenech, Cuba and Alessandro Balteo Yazbek, Venezuela + Media Farzin, U.S.
About the Bronx Museum…
Founded by community activists in 1971, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally-recognized contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its Permanent Collection, Exhibitions, Education Programs, and free Public Programs. the Museum offers a diverse lineup of enriching arts programming that includes high quality contemporary art exhibitions; free or subsidized art education programs to Bronx youth attending schools that have been forced to cut or eliminate arts classes; and free public events such as concerts, film screenings, poetry reading, and storytelling gatherings that create engaging spaces for local residents to celebrate the cultural vibrancy of the Bronx.
For more information visit our website www.vaearts.org
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Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck
The Larger Picture, 1939-1942
From the series Modern Entanglements, U.S. Interventions 2006-09. This piece posits a connection between Calder, the Hotel Ávila, and the stationing of U.S. troops in Venezuela during the early 1940s to protect American oil interests from German attack.