Musezine 21

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Designed to make contemporary art and culture accessible to urban youth, the Teen Council is structured around the production of MuseCasts, video podcasts available on YouTube, and MuseZines, a graphic publication of original work and commentary, by a small group of high school students working closely with instructors in the Media Lab. Wild Noise is a joint collaboration between the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and it is the most extensive cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States in over five decades. The exhibition is the product of three years of research and numerous travels between Havana and New York— time during which the curatorial team discussed the role of museums vis-àvis the communities they serve. Since its founding in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts has played a vital role in making art accessible to local residents through extensive education programs like the Teen Council, which over the next two years will collaborate with a group of youths in Havana. Bronx Museum Teen Council creates MuseZines every year. This year’s zine includes our own creative work, as well as artwork made by teens from El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Instituto Pre- Universitario José Martí and Academia San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba. You’ll find quotes throughout the zine from the collaborative exchange we did this winter and spring. We were surprised to discover how much we have in common!

MUSEZINE 21

Wild Noise is a joint collaboration between the Museo Nacional de

Bellas Artes and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and it is the most

extensive cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States

in over five decades. The exhibition is the product of three years of

research and numerous travels between Havana and New York— time

during which the curatorial team discussed the role of museums vis-àvis

the communities they serve. Since its founding in 1971, The Bronx

Museum of the Arts has played a vital role in making art accessible

to local residents through extensive education programs like the Teen

Council, which over the next two years will collaborate with a group

of youths in Havana.

Bronx Museum Teen Council creates MuseZines every year. This

year’s zine includes our own creative work, as well as artwork made

by teens from El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Instituto Pre-

Universitario José Martí and Academia San Alejandro in Havana,

Cuba. You’ll find quotes throughout the zine from the collaborative

exchange we did this winter and spring. We were surprised to

discover how much we have in common!

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Cover: Vanessa Vargas and Alyssa Otero

Ruido Salvaje es una colaboración entre el Museo Nacional de Bellas

Artes y el Museo de Arte del Bronx , y es el intercambio cultural

más amplio entre Cuba y los Estados Unidos en más de cinco

décadas. La exposición es el resultado de tres años de investigación

y numerosos viajes entre La Habana y Nueva York- tiempo durante

el cual el equipo curatorial discutió el papel de los museos vis- à-vis

las comunidades que sirven. Desde su fundación en 1971 , el Museo

de Arte del Bronx ha desempeñado un papel vital en hacer el arte

accesible a los residentes locales a través de amplios programas de

educación como el Consejo de Adolescentes, que en los próximos

dos años va a colaborar con un grupo de jóvenes en La Habana .

El Consejo de Adolescentes del Museo del Bronx crea MuseZines

(pequeñas publicaciones) cada año. Este año, la revista incluye

nusetro arte y también arte de los jovenes de El Museo Nacional

de Bellas Artes, Instituto Pre-Universitario José Martí y la Academia

San Alejandro en la Habana, Cuba. Encontrará citas en toda la

revista del intercambio que hicimos este invierno y primavera. Nos

sorprendimos al descubrir cuánto tenemos en común.


Sending a quick emails

was not an option.

Instead we exchanged

objects that described

our cities.

Envío de rápidos

correos electrónicos no fue

una opción.

Entonces intercambiamos

objetos que describían

nuestras ciudades.


Saber’s Story by Nick Rivera

Saber threw the match in the wood pile.

“The ritual is complete!” Saber yelled as the fire grew in exponential

size. “Now do I put out the fire?”

“ No need to young one” A mysterious figure said in a deep voice.

Saber turned in excitement and said “So you’re Azazel.”

“I am young one, now why am I here.”

“I wish death upon some people.” Saber said with a smile.

“If you know my name then you know how I work.” Azazel said.

“I’m already ahead of you,” Saber went into his book bag and

pulled out a necklace with a vile attached to it. “here take this.”

Saber said with a smile.

“A soul, you give me one sou!” Azazel yelled. “I think its the value of

the soul that counts, its the. soul of my wife.”

Saber said. “You are a crazy man, sadly for you this does not suffice

for me.”

Azazel said. “What do you mean, I am giving you her soul, her soul

means a lot to me, it has to have value!”

Saber exclaimed. “It holds value to you, no value to me or to what I

do.”

Azazel explained. “You have wasted my time and I love my time, it is

precious to me. For wasting my time you will receive a nice

punishment.”

“ A punishment, go ahead do your worse, I prepared myself for

something like this, do it kill me!” Saber yelled irrationally.

“Death? No, death would be a blessing to a man such as you, instead

I will give a limit and until that limit has been meet you will not

die, all scars will heal, all pain will subside, you will be my immortal

puppet until your time is up.” Azazel said in a nice smile.

Saber laughed as a mad man as the curse was bestowed upon him.

“I will call you in the near future Puppet, until then live.” Azazel said

as he and the fire subsided.

“Hahahaha, Puppet I like the sound of that.” Puppet said. Puppet

left the forest and went into oncoming traffic.

As the car approached him at top speed all he does is wait there

and smile.

THUD!

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Academia San Alejandro students were

invited to submit works to this year’s zine.

The works on the following pages presents the best

contemporay teen artists from Cuba.


“A mi me gusta el Baseball. Me gustaría como carrera el

Periodismo Deportivo.” - Paula (desde Cuba)


“Me gustaria ir a Cuba un dia para decirles

gracias en persona.” -Latchmi (from the Bronx)

“We don’t have internet access, though some

people do. For the most part, not everyone has a

phone. A good phone here is a samsung 3 or htc 1

or iphone 4s.” - Cuban teens


This drawing by Cristal Rivera was inspired by a sculpture

by John Ahearn that we saw when Teen Council visited his

studio for our annual artist interview.

To view the video go to: youtube.com/BronxTeenCouncil


Social Issues Posters

Inspired by the political works we saw in the BxMA

exhibition, “Imprint/In Print” we designed and made prints related to

contemporary social issues that matter to us in the Bronx.

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Inspirados por las obras de arte político que vimos en la exposición

“Imprint/In Print” del BxMA diseñamos y realizamos grabados

relacionados con temas sociales contemporáneos que son

importantes para nosotros en el Bronx.


Text Description of Project. Add Photos of the process.


BRONX TEAM

Teens: Alyssa Otero•Cristal Rivera•Delarys

Ramos•Elijah Harrison•Kalimah

Jefferson •Kenneth Guevara •Latchmi

Gobind•Leonardo Compres •Nikky

Gonzalez •Nikolas Rivera•Raldenys

Tolentino•Rosana

Martinez •Vanessa Vargas

Staff: Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Edwin Gonzalez,

Ellie Krakow

CUBA TEAM

Teens: Instituto Pre-Universitario José Martí

(MNBA): Rocio Callol•Kevin Ruffin•Roxana

González•Mauro Alejandro Iznaga•Katerine

Rivalta•Yaiza Frías•Paula Barreto•José

Jordan Muñiz•Karla Silva

Academia San Alejandro: Serlian Barreto•Jorge

Gulin•Gerzon Velazco•Ernesto

Jose Fernandez•Emilio Perez•Andy

Mendoza•Mario Brino Alvarez•Yazmani

Jomarrón•Ernesto Chávez•Miguel Osorio

Malena Peña

Staff: Yamir Macías (MNBA), Liritza Lopez

(MNBA), Lesmes Larroza (Academia San

Alejandro)

Created in 2005, The Bronx

Museum Teen Council makes

contemporary art and culture

accessible to urban youth

through a series of different

platforms. Structured around the

production of MuseCasts, video

productions and MuseZines, (a

small magazine), Teen Council

is comprised of a group of

high school students working

closely with two instructors

in the Museum’s Media Lab.

Scheduled concurrently with

the school year, this 8-month

program provides teens with an

open forum for the expression

of ideas and dialogue on issues

affecting young people, and the

promotion of the Bronx as an

important cultural, political and

artistic force. For more details,

visit bxmateens.tumblr.com

Teen Council is made possible with funding from

the New York State Council on the Arts with

the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

and the New York State Legislature, New York

Yankees Foundation, Pierre and Tana Matisse

Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, William

Randolph Hearst Foundation, and Anonymous.

Wild Noise is supported by the Ford Foundation

and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, with

additional funding from Bespoke Travel, Bronx-

Lebanon Hospital Center, Charina Endowment

Fund, The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation,

Fundación Amistad, Laura Blanco and Robert F.

Shainheit, The Liman Foundation, Milton & Sally

Avery Arts Foundation, and RLA Conservation

of Art & Architecture. Special thanks to Lindsey

Frank, Esq. of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard,

Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C.

www.bronxmuseum.org

www.bellasartes.cult.cu

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