Take a closer look at The BRIC Biennial: Volume II satelitte exhibition presented at Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn's largest African-American cultural institution and a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities. Located at 158 Buffalo Avenue in Crown Heights, the subtitle and theme of the portion of the exhibition at Weeksville is The Lived City, and it is on view through January 6, 2017.
Artists presented at Weeksville include: Chloë Bass, The Black Lunch Table, Adrian Coleman, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Russell Frederick, Duron Jackson, Olalekan Jeyifous, Mckendree Ke, Stan Squirewell, and sol’sax.
Artist Kenneth Pietrobono, whose piece Terms and Conditions (On Wanting), was part of BRIC's Whisper Or Shout exhibition last spring, shares his reflections and observations from the completed public cycle of that project, in which, for 31 days, he wore shirts containing a somewhat abstract word or phrase – academic and analytical language about our environment, but a level removed.
BK Live is known for its compelling hyperlocal coverage of life in Brooklyn and capturing the complexities of today. This fall we are launching themed weeks, aptly titled BK Live Specials. Each designated week, at noon, the BRIC TV crew will examine the many angles and issues connected to one central theme.
How long have you been a Friend of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival?
John: This is my first year. The chance to support something so special about Brooklyn, share it with friends with our four seats and get an ad for my art business was too good a combination to pass up.
Many of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival acts have motivated us and demonstrated the art of stagecraft. One of the giants has to be Jimmy Cliff. Mr. Cliff holds the torch high for the good vibes of island living. He inspired us to add “Sitting in Limbo” to our setlist.