A new wave of Muslim media-makers are taking control of their narrative and sharing their stories and experiences. This has led to a burgeoning media scene, which uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap that fragments us into different cultures, different nationalities, different races, different religions. Here are a few favorites that you should watch now.
Media Share is an in-kind grant program for Brooklyn-based or Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofit organizations to learn how to make and use media to move their missions forward.
Now entering its fourth year, the initiative is going strong receiving its first New York Emmy nomination in 2016. Media Share just wrapped with its 2016 cohort and now you have a chance to become a part of the 2017 cohort.
BRIC Registry Artist Pixy Yijun Liao’s body of work straddles the line between personal and public, and sparkles with wit and humor. As well as producing a broad range of sculptures and performance videos, Liao uses her photographic skills to call into question the common perception of a number of modern concepts, such as the nature of “ the couple,” “the artist,” and the “female experience.” Liao's work often explores her background -- having been born and raised in Shangai -- evaluating Asian social assumptions.
BRIC is pleased to announce the 12 artists who have been selected to receive the 2017 Media Arts Fellowship, an award which makes BRIC's state-of-the-art media facilities and training programs available to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists who have an interest in furthering their practice through multimedia and technology.
BRIC's most ambitious exhibition to date, the BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition not only features the work of over 40 visual artists, it is also spread out over four venues local to the neigborhood spotlighted. Here, we take a closer look at the work presented at the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library, located at Grand Army Plaza, and on view through January 31, 2017 in the building's main lobby and Children's Wing.
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.