BRIC is pleased to present the second annual BRIC OPEN, a festival celebrating the power of inclusivity and borne out of BRIC’s core values of creativity and community, taking place Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29 at BRIC House. The Festival will include four days and nights of art, music, film, and performance; readings and conversations; and neighborhood tours and shared meals.
This year’s theme is Borders, revealing complex experiences of moving across geo-political and ideological borders, illuminating the way real and imagined borders intersect, and celebrating our capacity to create connection across boundaries. All events are FREE and open to the public, subject to space availability.
Highlights of the over 20 events and activities include:
- An opening talk by Paola Mendoza (Artistic Director of the Women’s March) and Darnell L. Moore (one of the original Black Lives Matter organizers).
- Eclectic triple-bill concert with bands The Chamanas, Lido Pimienta, and Blitz the Ambassador.
- A screening of short films addressing this year’s theme of Borders.
- Under the Same Sky…We Dream, an art installation by interdisciplinary artist Erika Harrsch.
- Dance party celebrating Caribbean culture, co-hosted by RAGGA NYC.
- A closing day conversation by artist and advocate for the disabled, Jess Thom, about hidden barriers.
- And much more!
Sponsored by Alloy and Peapod by Stop & Shop
Full schedule at bricartsmedia.org/BRICopen.
BRIC OPEN begins April 26 and continues through April 29 at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn).
Memories So Fair and Bright
Kimetha Vanderveen’s paintings are about the interaction of materiality and light, the bond between the palpable and ephemeral world in which we live.
Artists Contemplate Sovereignty in Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2024 International Thematic Residency focuses on what sovereignty means for artists from across the world.
When I Am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly
Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano explore the myths of the American Dream at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
How Did Early Modern European Craftspeople Pass On Their Knowledge?
A new book about object making critically examines a written history of working with materials.
Dual Portrait of Old Master Rachel Ruysch Holds a Trove of Secrets
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just acquired the rare painting, which depicts the Dutch artist at work surrounded by her signature flora.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
Did Van Gogh’s Disdain for the Eiffel Tower Inspire “Starry Night”?
Art historian James Hall argues that van Gogh replaced the Eiffel Tower with a towering cypress tree and its inaugural light shows with the night sky.
Greek Museum Welcomes Dogs For World Stray Animal Day
Furry friends and their pawrents can visit Athens’s National Museum of Contemporary Art for free this weekend.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Ai Weiwei Recreates Monet’s “Water Lilies” Using 650,000 LEGOS
It’s the artist’s largest LEGO artwork to date.
Did a Simpsons Episode Predict the Florida “David” Outrage?
The episode, which aired 30 years ago, made a dark prediction about conservative politics in 2023.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Sadaf Padder presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
I’m a Florida Drag Queen and I’m Scared
I’m truly at a loss for what to do for work and what kind of life I can expect to live.