Opening June 26. On view until September 5, 2011
AIM Biennial: Bronx Calling will consist of a joint exhibition at the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill, the two largest institutions in the Bronx dedicated to showcasing the work of local emerging artists. Curated by Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz, the exhibition will feature sculptures, works on paper, video installations, photographs, and other works by the 72 participants in the 2010- 2011 AIM program.
All AIM artists currently live in the New York area. Most were born in the U.S., and some hail from South Korea, Ecuador, Brazil, and Trinidad. Bronx Calling will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring the work of the 72 participants, as well as essays by Jose Ruiz, Wayne Northcross, and Christian Viveros-Faune.
The Spanish artist Anton Cabaleiro will present his video installation Synchronized Landscapes at the Bronx Musem of the Arts.
THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
1040 Grand Concourse
“Synchronized Landscapes is a new series of video installations based on the idea of recycled information. Lately I have been working on the idea of palimpsest. A palimpsest is a surface that has been reused, a surface where layers and layers of information of different kinds are stacked. Societies evolve based on this idea of palimpsest, using knowledge and technologies discovered by previous societies as the basis to go further and evolve. In this process of change some new layers are added to the palimpsest, some disappear, some prevail, and some gain a new meaning.In this installation, there are 2 visual layers, the real (trees and surface) and the virtual (video projection). There are several layers of information as well, the graphical, the conceptual, the visual, and the sonic layer”. Anton Cabaleiro
Anton Cabaleiro (Spain, 1977) is a visual artist who currently lives in New York City.
He received his undergraduate Fine Arts Degree from the University of Vigo, Spain (2002), his MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2008), his PhD in Art, Design and Technology at the Complutense University in Madrid and his Master in Landscape Design in Columbia University.
Cabaleiro’s video works explore personal imagery based on the hybridization of different digital techniques. Conceptually, his work focuses on everyday life and the effects of technology and media on the conventional behaviors of the socialized contemporary individual.
He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
Past exhibitions include: Armory Show, King Juan Carlos Center at New York University, Gabarron Foundation, New York, MAD (Museum of Art and Design) New York, Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo, Brooklyn, MARCO (Museum of Contemporary Art) Vigo, Spain; the CAAC (Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art) Sevilla, Spain; ARCO (International Fair of Contemporary Art) Madrid; The Cervantes Institute Beijing, China and Lisbon, Portugal; Marisa Marimon Gallery, Ourense; Marlborough Gallery, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Loop International Fair of Video, Barcelona; and the Visual Arts Gallery, New York.