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Re: generation | 33rd Annual Student Exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the work of young artists and media makers from BRIC's Youth Education residency programs in public schools and community centers across Brooklyn.

Date

May 19 - June 12, 2022

Wednesday-Sunday, 11AM-6PM

Cost

FREE

Location

Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Re: generation | 33rd Annual Student Exhibition

Curated by BRIC’s Youth Education department

Re: generation | 33rd Annual Student Exhibition celebrates the work of young artists and media makers from BRIC's Youth Education residency programs in public schools and community centers across Brooklyn.

September 2021 marked the return to full-time, in-person learning for New York City public schools. School communities were forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators needed to work tirelessly to address the difficult and complex issues that faced their students and to recreate a sense of safety, agency, and connection for both their students and their communities. As teachers and students strove to reestablish respectful and accepting learning environments, BRIC’s creative and expressive arts programs supported their community re-building. 

Through BRIC’s school-based residency program, the classroom became a studio where students expressed themselves, felt seen, and thrived. Guided by a remarkable group of BRIC Teaching Artists, students learned to use art as an outlet for expression and healing. These artists experimented in a wide range of media, including mosaic, mixed media, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, podcasting, animation, and filmmaking, to produce artworks that explored the issues and events shaping their world—COVID-19, mental health, environment, social justice, LGBTQI+, and community. 

The works in this exhibition were created by young artists spurred by a force to express themselves and collaborate with their peers. In these uncertain and challenging times, this new generation of artists is embracing the complexities and possibilities for an extraordinary future. Their projects embody the creative courage, thoughtfulness, and resiliency of the youth. 

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Photos courtesy of Jason Wyche.




Family Day | Sat. May 21, 11am-2pm


Engage, create, + connect: Join us at BRIC House for amazing adventures in artmaking with BRIC Teaching Artists. Enjoy tours of Re: generation | 33rd Annual Student Exhibition, a performance by Asase Yaa Cultural Arts, and hands-on activities such as scavenger hunts, digital animation, screenprinting, wearables workshops, and more.

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ABOUT BRIC YOUTH EDUCATION

For over three decades, BRIC has been a pioneer in providing exceptional art education to public school students throughout Brooklyn. BRIC’s Youth Education program is distinguished by the involvement of professional artists and media makers, who bring their individual professional practices into the classroom via in-school residencies that introduce new ways of learning through a project-based approach. Programs are tailored to the needs of each individual classroom and aligned to local and state educational standards. For more information, please email education@bricartsmedia.org.

Venue Information:

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

Attendees of any BRIC House programming must show proof of full vaccination and photo ID for entry. Masks are currently required while inside BRIC House. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email Safety@bricartsmedia.org. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.