The AIM show I saw a couple of weeks ago has been reviewed in (the Westchester edition of) the NYTimes by Benjamin Gennochio, who has some very positive things to say about Diana's work -
"A wonderful installation-sculpture by Diana Al-Hadid (born in Syria, living in New York City) disrupts the prevailing two-dimensional bias. Prominently placed in the middle of the main room, it looks like an outsize disintegrating phonograph or a melting marzipan flower of some sort. Frankly, I have no idea what it is. But it announces a young artist of unusual imagination and creativity. This is by far the most ambitious, thoughtful and original work of art here."
Gennochio also like another piece I talked about, Alison Ward's funny burlesque wolf video -
"Alison Ward invites us to step into a peep-show booth to watch short films of go-go dancing predators chasing seminaked women through the woods. It is a spoof of horror movies, partly, but also a caricature of childhood fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks. Framed mock movie posters surround the viewing booth, announcing coming attractions. I can't wait to see them."
AIM 26, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse (at165th Street), through July 2. Information: (718) 681-6000 or bronxmuseum.org