Alum Kirsten Chen Co-Curates Momentum for Franchise

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Kirsten Chen Co-Curates Momentum for Franchise

BCNM undergraduate certificate alum Kirsten Chen has co-curated the incredible exhibition Momentum, presented with the NBA!

Kirsten works for Franchise, a magazine launched in 2016 dedicated to global basketball culture and seeking to document the stories and ideas that shape the sport the world.

Franchise and AMP are presenting Momentum, an exhibition that explores the connections between basketball and contemporary art, with the National Basketball Association during Art Basel Miami.

Each section of Momentum showcases a unique aspect of the sport through a crosssection of media, including photography, video, and painting. The components of the exhibition include the following:

  • Celebrating NBA History – Experience a memorabilia celebration through the years.
  • Center Court — A selection of esteemed artists who incorporate the game into their work. Featured in the line-up: Devin Troy Strother, Andrew Kuo, John Margaritis, LeRoy Neiman, Eric Elms, Ashley Teamer, Eric Yahnker, and more.
  • Tunnel Vision — The pre-game walk through an arena’s entry tunnel is the iconic beginning of every game. Tunnel Vision is a video-wall installation featuring NBA and WNBA players making this essential passage.
  • Beyond the Arc — Every classic league highlight can be traced back to that moment’s game, player, location, play, and shoe. Here we look at the sneakers worn during 16 legendary moments.
  • Ascension — A video installation featuring iconic dunks throughout the history of the NBA, set to an original score.

Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition items created specifically for this event. For more information, visit

There has been a significant amount of press already about the work — see Hypebeast here, artnet news here, and Broadway World here.