“ARTISTS IN THE MARKETPLACE” 27th Annual Exhibition Celebrates AIM Program at the Bronx Museum

The Bronx Museum is celebrating its program Artist in the Marketplace with its 27th annual exhibition “Here and Elsewhere” on view through August 19th.

Here and Elsewhere features a range of work by 36 artists from throughout the metropolitan area, all of whom have participated in the most recent incarnation of Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, one of the most celebrated and competitive programs for emerging artists in the country. The title alludes to both the global reach of the program, now in its 27th year, and to the fluidity of art practices in today’s global life. A review of the exhibition was published in the NY Times Arts section on May 3rd; click here to view.

A comprehensive catalog will accompany the exhibition, featuring essays by Erin Riley-Lopez, Assistant Curator at the Bronx Museum and the organizer of the exhibition, and João Ribas, a noted writer and curator based in New York. Ribas will focus on “the centuries-old creative tension between art and commerce, the professionalization of art in today’s metastasizing art world, and the economic reality faced by artists longing to survive the inflated market now.”

In conjunction with Here and Elsewhere, the Bronx Museum will debut ON-SITE, a media-based installation featuring the 36 Artist in the Marketplace participants discussing their work. ON-SITE is supported by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

Featured artists are:
Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee, Fanny Allié, Jesse Alpern, Dorthe Alstrup, Gabriela Alva Cal y Mayor Jill Auckenthaler, Gail Biederman, Hector Canonge, Christine Catsifas, Jillian Conrad, Vince Contarino, Jon Cuyson, Caroline Falby, Tracey Goodman, Patrick Grenier, Emily Hall, Joseph Hart, Ketta Ioannidou, Elaine Kaufmann, Jayson Keeling, Taeseong Kim, Joseph Maida, Amanda C. Mathis, Amanda Matles, Megan Michalak, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Alison Owen, Chihcheng Peng, David Politzer, Emily Puthoff, Jenna Ransom, Rashanna Rashied-Walker, Jason Reppert, Joseph Eli Tekippe and Will Walker.

Here and Elsewhere is organized by Erin Riley-Lopez, Assistant Curator.
Click here to view the Press Release in PDF format.
Click here to listen to the “Here and Elsewhere” exhibition audio tour.

Artist in the Marketplace is generously supported by the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and Jerome Foundation. Additional exhibition support has been made possible in part by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and catalogue support by Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery.

ABOUT THE ARTIST IN THE MARKETPLACE PROGRAM:
The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program marks the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support artists by providing training, encouragement, and a venue for exhibition. A cornerstone program, AIM was established to realize the Museum’s goal of providing professional opportunities to emerging artists in the metropolitan area. The program is annually enhanced by a broad cross-section of participating artists. It is also enriched by guest speakers: artists, accountants, collectors, critics, curators, dealers, and lawyers who provide information, instruction, and professional guidance by addressing practical areas of concern to artists, such as curatorial practice, copyright law, exhibition and public art opportunities, gallery representation, grants writing, income taxes, and marketing.

This free seminar program is offered in the fall and the spring, and meets for 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 18 artists per semester. The program culminates with an annual group exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

Please note that there will be only one application deadline for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2007. Click here to download the AIM application in PDF.

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