“As the streets emptied, it’s like a living room came out — to my eyes a mix of inside and outside,” says photographer Francesca Magnani.
This week, artist Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin will be hosting a tutorial on making water kimchi, a refreshing snack which helps boost the immune system. (Think lots of fun crunching sounds.)
Our Friend, Jean, an exhibition of ephemera left behind, given to, or swapped with people who knew Basquiat prior to his extraordinary fame, offers a tiny but intimate window into his life.
Wiley shows us that a Black man can indeed take the place of Napoleon.
“I think it is inevitable that the gallery system will go through a business restructuring, because otherwise small galleries are essentially incubating artists and employees for larger spaces that just brutally cherry-pick them,” Clinton tells Hyperallergic.
In Simon Stone’s adaptation, the conflict is not cultural but psychological, and viewers can’t help but empathize with her.
Partnered with Brooklyn bakery Butter & Scotch, a group of friends raised funds to send cakes brandishing messages like “Don’t Dessert Democracy.”
BAM’s Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a free event series that remembers the momentous civil rights leader and recognizes the contributions of historic and contemporary Black figures.
Starting January 23, Women In Public will explore themes of place and wandering with a focus on the female experience, featuring screenings, a lecture, and a workshop.
| Denis Shelagin, the man accused of spraying the cryptic graffiti “Bird God” on Grand Army Plaza’s arch in Brooklyn, said in court that he was instructed to do so in a 1960 letter from his great-great-grandfather. Shelagin also claimed that he was trying to raise awareness about pigeon killings, the New York Post reported. In a court appearance on Monday, Shelagin said that he was worried that he would suffer harm if he didn’t fulfill his great-great-grandfather’s command. Read the full story here.
The graffiti writer was arrested after stealing a crane to tag the arch. The NYPD and the public are still puzzled about the meaning of it all.
Here are our favorite Brooklyn shows of 2019, brought to you by the writers and editors of Hyperallergic.