Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM BIENNIAL July 22 – October 22, 2017

July 22 – October 22, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, July 27, 6-8pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456

Museum Hours:
Wed-Sun: 11am-6pm
Mon &Tue: Closed

Exhibiting Afromystic Teaser

The search for the Divine Love within through mythology and Yorùbá Spirituality

In Nigeria, Brazil & United States.

Afromystic experiments with ritual, the erotic, and gender representation through indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. The live action film weaves together the real and imagined in “cinematic flux” or hybrid through animation of mythology. 

In a world where LGBTQ practitioners are told they have no place or right to be alive, five Afromystics boldly risk everything to share their truth and their rightful place in the traditions of Yorùbá spirituality.

Afromystic is a afro-surrealism docu-fiction that inspires all people to experience the Divine love within.  These five LGBTQ leaders in the Yorùbá tradition invite us into a world rarely seen, where deities change gender and Queer priests are heroes; are leaders. Where deity is born from the love of two womyn.

The Fourth AIM Biennial
"The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional development resources to emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition is organized by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; and the Bronx Museum’s Christine Licata, Director of Community and Public Programs; and, Heather Reyes, Exhibitions and Collections Manager."

Participating Artists:
Seyi Adebanjo, Constanza Alarcon-Tennen, Francheska Alcantara, Amanda Alfieri, Setare Arashloo, Sabrina Barrios, Milcah Bassel, Laura Bernstein, Leo Castaneda, Kiran Chandra, Jesse Chun, Clare Churchouse, Maya Ciarrocchi, Lionel Cruet, Craig Damrauer, Sophia Dawson, Rose DeSiano, Luba Drozd, Carrie Elston Tunick, Dolores Furtado, Dhanashree Gadiyar, Ivan Gaete, Ana Garces Kiley, Pablo Garcia, Dakota Gearhart, Michelle Gevint, Naima Green, Uraline Septembre Hager, Kathie Halfin, Bang Geul Han, Amber Heaton, Robert Hernandez, Chika, Sara Jimenez, Merritt Johnson, Dominika Ksel, Stephanie Lindquist, Tammy Kiku Logan, Lulu Meng, Estefani Mercedes, Coralina Meyer, Kyle Meyer, Joiri Minaya, Pablo Montealegre, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Jasmine Murrell, Zahra Nazari, Christie Neptune, Brandon Neubauer, Ana Penalba, Nestor Perez-Moliere, Anna Pinkas, Gustavo Prado, Elise Rasmussen, David Rios-Ferreira, Sarah Sagarin, Annesofie Sandal, Giovana Schluter, Kristine Servia, Dustina Sherbine, David Shrobe, Tiffany Smith, Vered Snear, Rachel Sydlowski, Mikolaj Szoska, Adrienne Tarver, Rosemary Taylor, Heryk Tomassini, Ekaterina Vanovskaya, Alisha Wessler, Doohyun Yoon, Jayoung Yoon