Saying Goodbye to Essex Street Market with Art

The end is nigh. With no Hercules in sight, the multi-headed Hydra better known as Essex Crossing is erasing memories all over the place. In an effort to assuage the inevitable, a final string of art exhibits is about to commence in the soon-to-be-former Essex Market space before it’s demolished.

In, Of, and Crossing Essex

By Fall of 2018, Essex Market will prepare for its relocation as part of the Essex Crossing development. At this time of transition, In, Of and Crossing Essex will present three artist projects by Sonia Louise Davis, Dillon de Give, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín.

On being an ‘artist and….’

Listen to the podcast at FAB NYC. Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermin (also known as Meta Local Collaborative) are Bronx based artists who continue to transform our understanding of New York’s largest public space: its streets. They explore the histories of neighborhoods, create site-specific participatory work, engage a broad range of people, and work [...]

Parade of Perseverance

El Museo prepares for 41st Annual Three Kings Day Parade Story by Gregg McQueen http://www.manhattantimesnews.com/parade-of-perseverancedesfile-de-la-perseverancia/ Four decades later, the three kings (and queens) still reign. The East Harlem streets will once again be taken over by real camels, giant hand-made puppets and live music, when El Museo del Barrio celebrates its annual Three Kings Day Parade on Fri., Jan. 5 [...]

Bronx Artist Asks Visitors to Share Their ‘Sites of Struggle’ On NYC Map

By Eddie Small For DNAInfo CONCOURSE — A Bronx artist wants to hear about your struggles. Artist Hatuey Ramos Fermín has set up an interactive map of the city as part of the Bronx Museum of the Arts' exhibit on the Young Lords Organization that asks visitors to write down something they are struggling with on [...]

Artists in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum

  http://youtu.be/sL87bSRKRWE BY MOSTAFA HEDDAYA for Blouin Artinfo The Bronx Museum of the Arts has long distinguished itself by its commitment to the communities that surround it, with its three-and-a-half decade Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program a leading example of this dedication. The program assists emerging artists of varying degrees of seniority and experience [...]

The Young Lords’ Radical Agenda and the Problems that Persist

by Vic Vaiana for Hyperallergic The Bronx Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, and Loisaida Inc. are exhibiting the work of the artists and activists in the Young Lords Party in ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York. Curated by Johanna Fernandez and Yasmin Ramírez, the Bronx exhibit aims to give local and global context for Young Lords’s activism while situating the [...]

The Art and Activism of the Young Lords

Three New York City venues look back at the Puerto Rican nationalist group By MARK ARMAO for the Wall Street Journal When garbage started piling up on East Harlem sidewalks in the late 1960s because of irregular trash collection, a group of young activists decided to intervene. They dragged the discarded mattresses, old refrigerators and abandoned [...]

Artists respond to call from the Bronx

Work by more than 70 emerging artists from across New York featured in Bronx Calling by VICTORIA STAPLEY-BROWN for The Art Newspaper Twice each year, 18 emerging artists living in the New York metropolitan area participate in Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, a professional development residency programme whose alumni [...]

Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial

Jessica Vaughn, Glory, 2014, Digital Photograph, 30 x40 in Courtesy of the artist July 9 to September 20, 2015 Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development [...]

2014 People Powered $10K Challenge

  2014 People Powered $10K Challenge from The Laundromat Project on Vimeo.   Incorporated in 2005, The Laundromat Project brings socially relevant and socially engaged arts programming to laundromats and other community spaces to amplify the creativity that already exists within neighborhoods. We envision a world in which artists are understood as valuable assets in [...]

Latinos on the line

Latinos on the 6 Train Line: A Tour of BX Latino Environmentalists and More! First published on Bronx River Sankofa by Morgan Powell Let’s enjoy a few of the hundreds of places overfull with environmental, cultural, and advocacy history (1970s to the present) worth savoring along the Pelham Bay/ no. 6 train line in the Bronx, [...]

Voices and Visions: Re-imagining America Media Exhibition

  The Voices and Visions Re-imagining America Media Exhibition at the recent Imagining America national conference in New York City presented the work of artists and artist collectives whose practices articulate the mission of Imagining America by thriving in and contributing to community-based action and revitalization. The program was divided between two screening rooms, focusing on the strategy and practice of [...]