Alternate Title 17th Annual Next Wave Art 2018
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Next Wave Art celebrates its 17th season, turning over BAM’s spaces to a variety of site specific installations and exhibitions. This year, BAM pays tribute to 17 seasons of thought provoking exhibitions under the leadership of Joseph V. Melillo with a group show featuring artists reevaluating the history of material culture in their work. Taken together, these installation and sculptural works imagine a mystical and transcendent future.
Towards a New Archaeology, works on view Sep 13—Jan 6, features work by Amy Brener, Leeza Meksin, Sheila Pepe (Next Wave Art 2002), Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Ester Partegàs (Next Wave Art 2009), Jean Shin (Next Wave Art 2007), and Rachel Eulena Williams.
Moving Body, Moving Study, on view Sep 13—Jan 6, Next Wave Art presents an exhibition of time-and-movement-based work that explores the body’s capacity for remembering. The exhibition considers the ways in which artists score, archive, or otherwise embed gestures and movement, to relay accumulated experience, trauma, and historical and cultural memory. Engaging the BAM Fisher Lower Lobby as a space for reflection and refuge, Moving Body, Moving Study features a program of three video works rotated monthly; readings and public events, and newly commissioned print publications in collaboration with Bushwick-based nonprofit library and writing space Wendy’s Subway.