‘BRIC Biennial: Volume II’ Highlights 40-Plus Artists from Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights Neighborhoods

Jakob Kudsk Steensen, still from Terratic Animism (detail), 2016

The BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition is the largest and most ambitious exhibition to date organized by BRIC, the non-profit arts and media organization located in Downtown Brooklyn. Featuring the work of over 40 artists, the second edition of this initiative is centered at BRIC House, with portions of the show also on view at important cultural institutions and art spaces in the neighborhoods highlighted, including Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library and Weeksville Heritage Center, and performances at FiveMyles. The exhibition is on view at BRIC House through January 15, 2017.

The BRIC Biennial highlights the significance of Brooklyn as the place where New York artists create work and develop their careers. By focusing on a small geographic area of the borough, comprehensive research can be undertake on artists in the selected neighborhoods, highlighting those who are making important creative contributions with their work.

The bulk of the BRIC Biennial will be exhibited at BRIC House and will focus on the theme “Affective Bodies,” drawing from affect theory, which places emphasis on bodily experience rather than on learned knowledge, highlighting artists who address the lived experience of these neighborhoods.

A host of public programs will accompany the exhibition and take place at the various venues. Visit the BRIC website for a complete list of these programs.

BRIC is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-6pm; closed Mondays. Admission is free.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit bricartsmedia.org/BRICbiennial


Artists include:

BRIC House: Lala Abaddon | Aisha Tandiwe Bell | Jen Bervin | The Black Lunch Table | Brooklyn Hi Art Machine | Brandon Coley Cox | Zachary Fabri | Rachel Frank | Aaron Gilbert | Asuka Goto | Phoebe Grip | Ilana Harris-Babou | Maria Hupfield | Sara Jimenez | Rachelle Mozman | Kambui Olujimi | Nkiruka J. Oparah | Rachel Ostrow | Macon Reed | sol’sax | Jakob Kudsk Steensen | William Villalongo

Brooklyn Public Library: Kumasi J. Barnett | Aaron G. Beebe | Asuka Goto | Hidemi Takagi | Chris Nosenzo

Weeksville Heritage Center: Chloe Bass | The Black Lunch Table | Adrian Coleman | Adama Delphine Fawundu | Russell Frederick | Duron Jackson | Olalekan Jeyifous | Mckendree Key | Baseera Khan | Stan Squirewell | sol’sax