This gallery presents the exhibition Simplicity in Complexity VII, which includes artwork by 35 teen artists from 21 different schools. This exhibition opened on December 5, 2016, and will be installed for one year. Please scroll below to view all 35 artworks.
Curator’s Introduction and Exhibition Gallery:
Where You Been? is an art exhibition that explores migration, transitions, and traditions in today’s society. The artworks exhibited reflect upon the idea of moving from one place to another, and the expectations, realities, and emotions that come along with change. The artworks tell the various experiences of people from all backgrounds, including what it meant for them to assimilate into the United States. The artists varied stylistic choices do not only represent the multi-talented youth of New York City, but they also demonstrate how art can be used to express opinions and stories.
Through the Student Art Program, the pieces were submitted and provided to the teen curators. The Dedalus Foundation, the partner and host for the exhibition,provided the space to hold curator meetings, and displayed the exhibition. I am Jada-Renee, and as a member of the curatorial team, I can say that we spent a lot of time and close consideration going through the submissions for this exhibition. The different themes, perspectives, and cultures, shown were crucial to maintaining diversity, and allowing multiple voices to be heard.By the end of the process, there were 27 pieces selected from approximately 120 submissions from teen artists throughout the city. The curators are proud of the work they’ve done, and want to thank all of those who helped make this exhibition possible, ESPECIALLY THE ARTISTS! Enjoy the show!
Click here to see all those involved in the production of this exhibition, as well as the original curatorial statement with Spanish and Mandarin translations!
We encourage you to Click here to read all of the artists statements!
Maria Hassabi: Plastic
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 street, New York
Through Sunday, March 20, 2016
Click HERE for specific show times.
Yes, this is a last minute update—apologies—but you have to see it before it ends. This is a live installation, entitled PLASTIC, commissioned by Artist and Choreographer Maria Hassabi. In this installation dancers perform throughout MoMA, on its floors and staircases.
Initially, I thought; umm woahh what’s going on here! However, at that time I was already captivated by the subtlety of their movement, and the immense physical control being executed. As said on MoMA’s website, “… their positions recall images of bodies in repose, collapse, or transition…PLASTIC addresses the interface between artistic object and human subject.”
I enjoyed this piece and think that you will as well.
Amateur Night at the Apollo
The Apollo Theatre
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
March 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Amateur night at the Apollo is a very fun and interactive live performance event. Probably one of the only events that permits booing haha! Aspiring artists (musicians, poets, dancers, comedians, singers, rappers) take the stage, and try their utmost best to woo the audience. The audience has the power to tell the audience to “be good or be gone.”
In addition, Amateur night always begins with a pre-party where everyone is invited to get up and dance. It is a space booming with Black culture and amazing energy.
Go have fun!
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Opens on March 18
Click HERE for more info!
Sooo, The esteemed Metropolitan Museum of Art now has a branch dedicated to “Modern and Contemporary art through the lens of History.” This is located in the landmark building designed by Marcel Breuer, which was the former home of the Whitney Museum—a recycling of art spaces, green and creative J. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS and, I’m sure that Met will not disappoint.
See you there!
Please join us this Saturday, May 16th from 2:00-5:00 for the Grand Opening of Future Fix, an exhibition of student artwork curated by teens at the historic Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Google Map it HERE. Click on the flyer below for more details and directions.
Manhattan Info Session about Artwork Submissions
Monday March 23, 4-6pm at the ArtsConnection Office
Any questions? Couldn’t get to site visits?
Come see photos and video tour of the space.
Get answers to any questions you have about the application process.
Stop by ArtsConnection offices Monday March 23rd, 4-6pm.
Please RSVP to Amanda Guest, Student Program Manager at to let us know you are coming.
Deadline for artwork and proposal submissions is March 27th, 2015 at 5pm.
520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor, Suite 321
(between 36th and 37th Streets) Closest train A/C/E to 34th Street
NYC NY 10018