Fashion Moda was an art space in South Bronx, New York. As a museum of science, art, invention, technology and fantasy in its South Bronx location from 1978-1993 it combined aspects of a community arts centre and a worldwide progressive arts organization.
Fashion Moda in the South Bronx was located in a building at 2803 Third Avenue near 147th Street and the Hub, a shopping center. The South Bronx location allowed it the freedom to explore the questions “What is art?” and “Who defines it?” Funded largely by grants from the NYSCA, NEA, and other, outside money, the space encouraged the production of creative art, unhampered by the contemporary art market and academic art training. As such, it was a center for many downtown and local South Bronx artists, writers, and performance artists to workshop their ideas and first display their works. Fashion Moda was also closely tied to the global emergence of Hip Hop. In the latter part of its existence the storefront exterior was painted by graffiti artist Crash. The name (“Fashion” in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian) was painted graffiti style on top, over a spray painted depiction of a rat, toxic waste and a graveyard. In 1993, Fashion Moda closed its South Bronx location.