Landmark Building 80 White St.

ARGENTUM, 2018, light sculpture installation, 9 ft x 5 ft 4 in x 5 ft 4 in
 

GRIMANESA AMORÓS

ARGENTUM

Permanent site-specific light sculpture

Launch Party AIM: The Next Level

Bronx Museum Board Chair Joseph Mizzi and Executive Director Deborah Cullen Invite You to Celebrate AIM: The Next Level!
 
Courtesy of Grimanesa Amorós Studio
Celebrate AIM and help us unveil a luminous site-specific sculpture by AIM alum Grimanesa Amorós, commissioned especially for 80 White Street, by purchasing a ticket to our inaugural celebration on October 25, 2018, or support the program year-round by becoming a Friend of AIM with our exclusive new membership tier.
LAUNCH PARTY TICKETS
Celebrate AIM and help us unveil a luminous site-specific sculpture by AIM alum Grimanesa Amorós, commissioned especially for 80 White Street, by purchasing a ticket to our inaugural celebration on October 25, 2018, or support the program year-round by becoming a Friend of AIM with our exclusive new membership tier.

Launch Party Ticket — $350 ($300 is tax-deductible)
● Private Collections Tour in Tribeca
● One Launch Party Ticket
● Two Artist Party Tickets
 
Artist Party Only Ticket — $50
● One Artist Party Ticket (8:00PM Entry)

FOUNDING FRIENDS OF AIM MEMBERSHIPS
Celebrate with us on October 25, 2018, and pledge your support of emerging artists year-round by becoming a Founding Friend of AIM.
 
AIM Artist Alumni Membership — $250 ($200 is tax-deductible)
● One Launch Party Ticket
● Two Artist Party Tickets

Founding Friends of AIM Membership — $2,500 ($2,400 is tax-deductible)
● Prominent name inclusion on Founding Friends of AIM wall in exhibition space
● Annual complimentary AIM Alumni Artist limited edition print
● Private Collections Tour in Tribeca
● One Launch Party Ticket
● Two Artist Party Tickets

For more information or to purchase by phone, contact Allison Grandy, Manager of Special Events and Membership at agrandy@bronxmuseum.org or 718-861-6000 x 174.

About the artist
Grimanesa Amorós, born in Lima, Peru, is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research, and critical theory. Through her art, she conveys a sense of ephemeral wonder, entrancing viewers from all different backgrounds and communities. She inspires others to become agents of empowerment. Grimanesa makes use of sculpture, video, and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. She was a guest speaker at TEDGlobal 2014, a recipient of the ‘NEA Visual Artist Fellowship’, the ‘NEA Artist Travel Grant’, and has the distinction of being part of the ‘Art In Embassies Program of the U.S.’. Grimanesa Amorós has often drawn upon important Peruvian cultural legacies as inspiration for her large-scale light-based installations, which she has presented around the globe, from Mexico, Tel Aviv, and Beijing, to New York’s Times Square. She continues to be inspired by Peru’s history for her art, but does not hold an essentialist or nostalgic view of her subject. Grimanesa often gives talks at museums and universities where her lectures attract not only developing artists, but students and faculty engaged with science and technology. When it comes to the art of Grimanesa Amorós, one feels that the past is meeting the future. Amorós has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
 
What is AIM?
Since 1980, The Bronx Museum of the Arts has served New York’s most promising creative talent through AIM, the museum’s signature training program offering no-cost professional development resources to early career artists living in New York City. Mentored by a distinguished faculty of industry experts, AIM artists engage in an intensive four-month course of work that aids artists in building sustainable studio practices while expanding peer and professional networks. Additional program information and a full list of past AIM participants can be found here.

AIM Supporters
The Jerome Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The New York Community Trust
Gerald Weinstein, General Hardware Mfg. Inc.
Martin Weinstein and Tereza Liszka
Friends of AIM Co-Chairs
Linda Blumberg
Deborah Buck
Susan Hinko
Tereza Liszka
Martin Weinstein
 
For more information on ARGENTUM please contact Rebecca Olenick at +1 212-941-9787 or rebecca@grimanesaamoros.com https://www.grimanesaamoros.com/publiccommission/80-white-street/
Press Contact
Marcella Zimmermann
Vice President, Cultural Counsel
marcella@culturalcounsel.com
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