Tonight at 7pm, the X Collective launches their latest exhibit, New Word Order. Since the collective’s inception in the Spring of 2011, they have been producing impressive bodies of work of socially conscious pieces and have engaged the community-at-large in much needed conversations on local and global issues that in one way or another impact our daily lives. Check out Patrick Wall’s article on The X Collective.
Read more about their latest exhibit:
New Word OrderJanuary 25th-February 8th
Opening Reception, January 25, 2013, 7pm-11pm at The X Collective
New Word Order is the sixth exhibit presented by The X Collective (TXC). The exhibit is inspired by the mainstream belief that the world would end on December 21, 2012 and a new world would rise after. The artists at the Collective imagined a new world in which the alphabet would be replaced with visual ideas rather then letters and that a new form of communication would be necessary for people to survive.
This exhibit is an opportunity to highlight the Collective’s mission to bring awareness to issues that the Bronx is facing, one of the more pressing being the issue of literacy. “According to the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Higher Education, 22 percent of New Yorkers lack basic literacy skills. That number is higher in poorer communities. The number is 37 percent in Brooklyn and 41 percent in the Bronx.” (People’s World- www.peoplesworld.org)
New Word Order will unveil the visual interpretations of literacy while celebrating and indulging the relationship between language and art. It promises to be a thought provoking, conversation inspiring event for all.
The X Collective was created in the Spring of 2011 by founder and participating artist, Arismendy Feliz, to encourage the presence of art by local artists and to engage the Bronx community in a dialogue around art. Our goal is to highlight, with our talents, social and cultural issues that affect the Bronx and communities like it. Artists at the Collective discuss topics, issues, and trends that they observe around them and transform these ideas into unique and compelling displays of art, which are showcased at themed exhibits throughout the year.
The exhibits are open to the public at no cost.
Exhibits: 4 play – November 4, 2011
What’s Your Vice? – March 23, 2012
Meet and Greet – June 15, 2012O.M.G – July 13, 2012
Charly Dominguez Solo Exhibit – October 19, 2012
These exhibits addressed and explored a range of topic, from vices to multiple personalities told through the perspective of TXC’s core group of artists. The Core ArtistsTXC is currently comprised of five core artists from the Bronx and Yonkers. The artists’ specialities range from mixed media to photography. Each artist brings a unique visual style and perspective to the Collective. Click on the names below to find out more about each one.