Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio, a public art exhibition on the civil rights organization, displays the group’s spirit of refusal to accept our skewed legal, political, economic, and social organization system.
In June, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it was launching an initiative to support partnerships for artists who have a social practice focus. We reached out to one of the artists, Miguel Luciano, to find out what this initiative means to him and his work.
The inaugural show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery spotlights 25 artists living or practicing north of 99th Street.
Let’s begin with the obvious: to attempt a comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art from across Brooklyn would be not only impossible but foolish, a kind of Tower of Babel of artistic practice. And so the Brooklyn Museum’s eagerly awaited Crossing Brooklyn is not a sweeping survey but a tight, thematic show, focused mostly on one specific type of art making manifest throughout the borough.