Wizkid, Passion Fruit Dance Company and DJs From Across The Borough, Set The Brooklyn Stage AblazeTuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:15PM
Wizkid takes over Brooklyn with a sold-out show for his ‘Made In Lagos’ World Tour Stop as part of BRIC’s annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Lena Horne Bandshell.
YAEJI, San Fermin, and Broadway’s Best bring in Week 5 of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! FestivalTuesday, August 31, 2021 - 5:30PM
It was all about collaboration at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park, as musicians blended Rock n’ roll with R&B, Electronic with Hip-Hop, and Classical flair with Indie Rock.
Lil Kim, Busta Rhymes, Rita Indiana, Lido Pimienta + More Take The Bandshell By Storm For The Fourth Week of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! FestivalTuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:15PM
Hip-Hop Royalty spreads love the Brooklyn way and kicks off the fourth week with a Budweiser and Livenation tribute to Biggie Smalls.
The Roots kick off Week Three of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, followed by Skip Marley, and Vijay Iyer with an All-Star Jazz lineup.Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 6:15PM
It was a music lover’s delight at the Lena Horne Bandshell.
Buffy Sainte-Marie, LADAMA, & More Bring Music From Across The Globe for Second Week of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! FestivalThursday, August 12, 2021 - 2:15PM
A weekend full of legendary artists, a powerful time-capsule documentary, and family fun.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Opening Night RecapWednesday, August 11, 2021 - 4:30PM
Almost two years after the last BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concert, the series launched again on Saturday night at the newly renamed Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park. As if renaming the bandshell in honor of the great singer-actress-activist Lena Horne weren’t special enough, headliner Ari Lennox surprised fans with superstar rapper J. Cole, performing his verse on her hit “Shea Butter Baby” — which sent the capacity crowd into a frenzy.
BRIClab Essays: Stateless WanderersFriday, May 7, 2021 - 1:15AM
“Zhang is interested in the place of politics in individuals’ lives – the uneventful, domestic and secular sides of politics,” writes independent curator Zoe Meng Jiang, “...the essay films of Zhang show how the personal lives of his generation are hypermediated by politics. It is a generation growing up in between the two cold wars, and left in the discrepancies between socialism and capitalism, and between nationalism and globalization. Filmmaking is a way to retrieve personal memories from grand narratives (The First Line of China); or to create communal memories when the condition for collective actions is forfeited (Wander).
BRIClab Essays: Echoing through the PoisonFriday, May 7, 2021 - 1:00AM
"If you are fortunate enough to encounter a Murrell, immediately, subliminally you understand rare is the technique that holds communal court enticing a two way exchange, speaking a conversation into your subconscious mind. Your response is visceral, glance turns into gaze as you witness the layering of history displayed before you. "
BRIClab Essays: A Garden to Take Care ofFriday, May 7, 2021 - 1:00AM
“Looking at these films and the oeuvre they attest to, we find time and again the same desire to uncover powerful contemporary strategies, writes curator Caroline Ferreira on Elizabeth Orr’s work, “...shot in 2021 in the middle of a global pandemic, (Mind Gamed) immediately evokes that other invisible monster which has taken over the planet since the beginning of 2020 — that other foreign body which has come to contaminate healthy bodies.”
BRIClab Essays: In Defense of Domesticity, Monotony, and InteriorityFriday, May 7, 2021 - 12:45AM
Reflecting on Center is not a particular point on earth independent curator Banyi Huang writes, "As ‘aliens’ whose survival is dependent on the endless demonstration of their distinction, immigrant artists and art workers are often propelled by linear vision,attachment to authorship, and even obsessive-compulsive control over one’s narrative. Therefore, these long, patient shots that fully reveal space and its inhabitants push back against hyperactivity, our limited understanding of productivity, and social constraints--they force me, the viewer, to detect small details, and be confronted with the relationship between space and place, the body and identity."