Friday, October 28, 2011

Architecture + Film + Open House = A Busy Weekend

Some weekends you have nothing to do, and some weekends there's too much. This weekend is the latter. Come Monday if you haven't done something BxMA related don't say there weren't options.


At the Corner of Art & Architecture
October 28-30, 2011
Beyond the Super Square: At the Corner of Art & Architecture is a three-day conference designed to draw attention to an important historical period of modernist architectural production in Latin America and the Caribbean that, 50 years later, continues to resonate among contemporary artists. Held on October 28–30, 2011, the conference strives to contextualize the impact of modernist architecture throughout the Americas through a series of panels and presentations by architects, urban planners, and contemporary artists.

Conference events are free with registration, except where noted. For more information and registration visit

Friday October 28, 2011

Conceived by artist Pedro Reyes
The New School | Tishman Auditorium | 66 W. 12th Street | New York NY
Beyond the Super-Square inaugurates with The Architecture Challenge! In lieu of a traditional opening night lecture, our conference speakers will come together as contestants to test their knowledge of modernist architecture in a playful game show style competition. Our charming hosts, Eva Franch i Gilabert (Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture) and Pedro Reyes (artist) will grill conference participants on the most obscure architectural facts.

This evening of game and celebration is conceived by artist Pedro Reyes and organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Free with registration
Holly Block, Executive Director, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Pedro Reyes, artist, Mexico City

Carlos Brillembourg, Principal, Carlos Brillembourg Architects, New York
Jose Castillo, Principal, arq911sc, Mexico City
Felipe Correa, Co-founder, Somatic Collaborative, New York
Ana Maria Duran, Co-principal, Estudio A0, Quito
Belmont Freeman, Principal, Belmont Freeman Architects, New York
Alejandro Hernandez, Galvez Editor, Arquine Magazine, Mexico City
Javier de Jesus Martinez, Associate Dean, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce
Ligia Nobre, independent curator, Sao Paulo
Jorge Pardo, artist, Los Angeles

Saturday October 29, 2011
The Bronx Museum of the Arts | 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx NY
Beyond the Super-Square Symposium brings together architects, artists, scholars, and urban planners for a daylong series of panels to explore the varied and dynamic exchanges between Latin America’s vanguards of modern architecture and contemporary art. Masterworks by modernist Latin American and Caribbean architects such as Mathias Goertiz, Lina Bo Bardi, Max Borges, Mario Pani, and Carlos Raul Villanueva, among others, will be evaluated through the unique perspective of contemporary artists to offer a broad critical understanding of the transformative environments that hailed Latin America’s transition into modernity.
Free with registration

Morning Refreshments


Introductory Remarks
Holly Block, Executive Director, The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NYC)
Maria Ines Rodriguez, Chief Curator, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City)


Lead Speaker
Francisco Jorge Liernur, Dean, Torcuato Di Tella University School of Architecture (Buenos Aires)


Remnants of Modernism in Art & Architecture
Carlos Brillembourg, Principal, Carlos Brillembourg Architects (NYC)

Jose Castillo, Principal, Arquitectura 911sc (Mexico City)
Javier de Jesus, Associate Dean, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (Ponce)
Hannia Gomez, Founder, Fundacion de la Memoria Urbana (Caracas)
Terence Gower, artist (NYC)
Eduardo Luis Rodriguez, Editor, Arquitectura Cuba (Havana)


Lunch Break


Paradigms of Contemporary Urbanism: Experiments and Interventions
William Morrish Dean, Parsons/The New School of Constructed Environments

Raul Cardenas/Torolab, artist (Tijuana)
Felipe Correa, Co-founder, Somatic Collaborative/Harvard Graduate School of Design (NYC)
Ana Maria Duran, Co-principal, Estudio A0 (Quito)
Alejandro Hernandez Galvez, Editor, Arquine Magazine (Mexico City)
Pedro Reyes, artist (Mexico City)


The Modernism and the Contemporary In Brazil
Sergio Bessa, Director of Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NYC)

Barry Bergdoll, Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
Jose Lira, Professor, University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo)
Ligia Nobre, independent curator, Mackenzie University (Sao Paulo)
Mauro Restiffe, artist (Sao Paulo)


Open Questions and Conversation

Sunday October 30, 2011

Various Sites | Meets at Lexington & E. 59th | $30.00 includes lunch

Discover New York City’s overlooked modern architectural heritage in the Bronx. A bus tour led by architectural historian Matthew Postal will cover various sites in the Bronx including two university campuses, government offices, and high-rise structures designed by renowned architects Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, and Paul Rudolph, among others.

Registration: $30.00, includes lunch. Limited space available 


FRIDAY (tonight)
at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Carlos de Jesus (2011, 90 mins)

A feature-length video documentary, “The Garifuna Nation,” presents a cultural encounter between two distinct Afro-Caribbean experiences: Afro-Puerto Rican and Garinagu (also called Garifuna). Through these two parallel perspectives, the video looks into how the slave experience has historically played itself out in different ways and how circumstances determine who we are today. Having escaped the ravages of slavery in the Americas, a group of West Africans joined with Carib Indians to form the Garifuna culture that has survived for over 212 years -- on self-reliance, sacred spirit-possession practices and dance moves. Now, the Garinagu people must face the challenge of interfacing western lifestyles and modern technology with the long-held values regarding their community.

Post-screening Q&A
Admission: Free

Presented by Afro-Latino Forum


at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Antoni Muntadas, who was born in Barcelona and has lived and worked in New York since 1971, is best known for his multimedia works and public art installations that address social and political issues. The works included in MUNTADAS: INFORMATION >> SPACE >> CONTROL focus on the relationship between public and private space, the media, how information is conveyed, interpreted, and manipulated, and the way that public opinion is shaped.

“Muntadas has worked on information theory for decades, and his work is more relevant than ever today,” said Bronx Museum of the Arts Director Holly Block. “We are pleased to present this survey of works by Muntadas, originated by the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, in Brazil, and we welcome audiences to explore the role information and its dissemination play in our everyday lives.”

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