Bronx Museum features New York’s top emerging artists

Bronx Museum features New York’s top emerging artists

NEW YORK — The Bronx Museum’s “How Soon Is Now?” opens in June and displays an array of work by 36 artists from the New York area. All of the featured artists 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 program, now in its 28th year, anticipates new artistic directions as it celebrates the vitality and promise of new voices. Photography and video dominate this year as a number of these up-and-coming artists look toward trends in art creation. A range of other media, including installation, drawing and painting are also represented.

In conjunction with “How Soon Is Now?” the Bronx Museum will feature “ON-SITE,” a media-based installation featuring all of the artists represented in AIM. “ON-SITE” is a joint collaboration between the museum’s curatorial and education departments.

The AIM exhibition is an annual event that marks the museum’s ongoing commitment to support emerging artists by providing unique career development opportunities. Over the past three decades, the program has served more than 1,000 participants, including Whitfield Lovell, Glenn Ligon and Polly Apfelbaum who have gone on to establish international reputations. AIM offers a cycle of two sessions per year and culminates with a group exhibition of participants from both terms at The Bronx Museum. The exhibition will remain on view through August.

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