Graffiti and hip hop set up the art scene in the Bronx during the 1980s. However, Bronx art expanded outside of graffiti through time. In the past 10 years, more and more art spaces and galleries popped up through out the borough. These spaces created environments for Bronx communities and artist to connect, unite, and raise awareness about their work. Gentrification was also brought up in this conversation as well. The big question Bronx natives involved in the art world face is how can they make BX art and culture thrive without attracting real estate investors. Either way, Bronx artists continue to represent their borough through their work and make the BX art scene rise.
Video edited and shot by me, Kiara Ventura