Bronx Speaks: Making Place (4-8 March, 2015)

4 – 8 March, 2015 @ The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Opening Reception March 6, 2015  6-10 pm


Why do we feel that we belong in some places and not in others? Neighborhood foods, smells, materials, and structures can tell us a lot about who lives, works, and visits there, same as buildings, gardens, crafts and objects produced in a certain location, under certain cultural influences.

Place and identity are inextricably bound to one another. The two are co-produced as people come to identify with where they live, shape it, however modestly, and are in turn shaped by their environments, creating distinctive environmental autobiographies, the narratives we hold from the memories of those spaces and places that shaped us. Exploring the relationship between place and identity deepens our understandings of identity formation and the role of place in social and psychological development.

Bronx Speaks: Making Place’ aims to investigate this relationship by showcasing artists and artworks from the Bronx who interpret in different ways and through diverse techniques their own notion of cultural environment, personality, and belonging.

Artists: John Ahearn, Naftali Bezem, Leenda Bonilla, Julian Chams, Cecile Chong, Jane Dickson, Rosemarie Fiore, Ricky Flores, Martine Fougeron, Beatrice Glow, David Gonzalez, Alicia Grullòn, Esteban Guerra, Marina Gutierrez, Barbara Korman, Arnaldo Morales, Wanda Raimundi Ortiz, Danny R Peralta, Michael Pribich, Nina Robinson, Adriana Rostovsky, Catherine Telford Keogh, Dennesa Usher, Natalie Wood (leading Bronx Children’s Museum GreenArts After School Program), The Bronx Artist Documentary Project

Curated for the Bronx Arts Alliance in concert with The Armory Arts Week.




Wednesday, March 4
Bronx Culture Trolley   I   4-8 pm

Friday, March 6
Bronx Day   I    Official Opening Reception   I   6-10 pm

6-7:30 pm
Alicia Gullon performs her video work ‘Morir Sonando’

InnoVe GNAWA Band (Traditional Moroccan music)
Lucy Blanco and James Lovell (Afri-Garifuna Jazz)
Vithym (Hip Hop)

7:30 pm
La Santa Cecilia (2014 Grammy Award Best Latin Rock Album) First Friday concert series in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts

The Diego de la Vega Coffee Coop, Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights Food Truck, Eva Jay Sweets, Skyview Wines and Spirits

Sunday, March 8
12 – 4 pm
Free Art Workshop for Kids hosted by Bronx Children’s Museum

Program here.


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1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456
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