Visual Art

Moving Body, Moving Study

Sep 13, 2018—Jan 6, 2019
BAM Fisher Lower Lobby
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12—5pm daily with extended hours before evening performances in the Fishman Space


Co-curated with Rachel Valinsky
Publications by Wendy’s Subway
Design objects and furniture generously presented in partnership with Colony

This fall, Next Wave Art presents an exhibition of time- and movement-based work that explores the body’s capacity for remembering. In Moving Body, Moving Study, we consider 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, this unique program features three screenings rotated monthly, readings and public events, and newly commissioned print publications.

Kevin Jerome Everson, Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Gloria Maximo are on view through Jan 6. October featured artists Patty Chang, Freya Powell, and Sable Elyse Smith. November featured artists Lauren Bakst, Jesse Chun, Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz.

To learn more about or to purchase the artists’ publications from Moving Body, Moving Study click here.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis

Kevin Jerome Everson 
The Release 

The Release references an old American football move. Working with James Benning’s students at CalArts, Everson translate the athletic gesture to performance for the camera. Denaturalized, slowed down, or repeated, release appears both theatrical and familiar as Everson highlights the formal qualities of everyday gestures. Kevin Jerome Everson lives and works in Charlottesville, VA. His work is included in the 57th Carnegie International and is a 2018 Walker Art Center Moving Image Commission.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman 
Figuration (B) 

Figuration (B) incorporates archival and pop cultural sources from the 80s to today, layered with a soundtrack composed of found and made sources. Huffman produces a dense, non-linear image stream that explores questions of representation, display, and power in a broad sense—and the representation of the Black male figure, in and through media, in particular. Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and writer based in New York. His solo exhibition, Tempo, is currently on view at The Kitchen.

Gloria Maximo 

Maximo’s work centers realist subjects through a formal vocabulary that deploys figural representation and body language in performance, and abstraction in painting. In her video Payday and painting, Payday (ATM), Maximo explores the low wage labor and contingent employment that bind the individual worker to dominant institutions. Gloria Maximo lives and works in New York. Her work is currently included in the Queens International 2018: Volumes and Not for Everybody at Simone Subal Gallery.

NWA Towards a New Archaeology
Visual Art
Towards a New Archaeology

This group show brings together artists who reevaluate the history of material culture.

Sep 13, 2018—Jan 6, 2019
Jean Shin
2018 Next Wave Art

BAM’s annual fall exhibition series returns for its 17th season.

Sep 13, 2018—Jan 6, 2019
Moving Body, Moving Study Event
Visual Art
Moving Body, Moving Study: in the not not and Liquid Myths

Join us for an evening of performances by Jesse Chun, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Lauren Bakst.

Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Moving Body closing reception
Visual Art
Moving Body, Moving Study Reception

Join us for a special reception to celebrate the final cycle of Moving Body, Moving Study.

Tue, Dec 11, 2018