BRIC OPEN: Justice

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BRIC OPEN: Justice on April 24 ‒ 27, 2019

BRIC OPEN: Justice

BRIC | Fort Greene
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019

The third annual festival, BRIC OPEN: Justice, a free four-day event, interrogates questions of justice and empathy and opens up spaces to find freedom in self-expression and witness others in their full humanity. These actions lay the ground for each of us to see our individual fates tied up with that of our communities, and to confront and correct injustices that deny others their complex wholeness.

The BRIC OPEN is an arts and ideas festival that converges around BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, participation, and community. The festival aims to bring people together to radically imagine a more equitable, liberated future, through four days of art, music, film, performance, conversations, neighborhood walks, and shared experiences.

Check out some highlights from the schedule below–all events are FREE.

Jaishri Abichandani, Liz Collins, and Texas Isaiah: The Portrait is Political
OPENING RECEPTION: APR 24

 

Made up of individual exhibitions, The Portrait is Political focuses on artists and subjects who represent marginalized, under-recognized communities in Brooklyn and uses the portrait as a key means of recognizing individual lives.


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Self Portraits
Written by Phillip Howze
VARIOUS DAYS AND TIMES
RSVPs OPEN TUE, APR 9

In a series of experiential moments, this inventive new play reframes the political as personal to present an expansive vision on the unpredictable state of the Black body in America.

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Who is Fort Greene? Walks
VARIOUS DAYS AND TIMES
RSVPs OPEN TUE, APR 9

Join artist and historian Kamau Ware and poet Cyrus Aaron on a journey through Fort Greene informed by the often unseen stories of Black residents from the 19th century to the present.

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Future Historical Society HQ 
ONGOING

Future Historical Society is a community storytelling project commissioned by BRIC and created by a multi-generational collective of Fort Greene neighbors, and led by artist Yazmany Arboleda. Meet the members and hear the untold histories of the neighborhood.

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ABOUT BRIC

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Our main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, a renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn's Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.