Bard Graduate Center is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, publications, and events.
Poetry of Colors: An Exhibition Tour of Sonia Delaunay: Living Art with Poetry Activations
March 27 at 6:00 pm
18 West 86th Street, Gallery
$15 General | $12 Seniors | Free for people associated with a college or university, people with museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members
Join poet Modesto “Flako” Jimenez for a vibrant poetry tour of the exhibition Sonia Delaunay: Living Art. Flako honors Sonia—a fellow interdisciplinary immigrant artist—lyrically tracing her life in art through the exhibited objects.
Modesto “Flako” Jimenez is a Dominican-born, Bushwick-raised, multi-hyphenate artist. As a poet, playwright, and educator, his work exists in and explores the intersections of identity, language, medium, culture, and community found in his personal life and beyond. Flako’s recent work includes Taxilandia, a multifaceted Bushwick community tour and poetic experience from the back of a taxicab that earned a Critics’ Pick by the New York Times and rave reviews from Time Out New York. Flako is the founder of ¡Oye! Group, a nonprofit that serves as an incubator for local and immigrant artists in New York City. He has been selected as a Princeton Hodder Fellow for 2023–24. In 2021 he received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award in performing arts and theater. Currently, Flako is working on Mercedes, a multidisciplinary art experience exploring the relationships between matriarchy and ancestors, familial bonds and inherited trauma, and how our own identity can impact our mental health.
Support for Sonia Delaunay: Living Art has been generously provided by the David Berg Foundation, Ann Pyne, the Sherrill Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Galerie Zlotowski, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, the Kroll Family Trust, the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and other donors to Bard Graduate Center.
Image: Photo by Maria Baranova.
Date & Time
Wed, Mar 27, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM