BRIClab Essays: Her Departure, The Gap, TestimonyFriday, May 7, 2021 - 12:30AM
Activist and writer Andrea Nikté Juarez Mendoza responds to Tanika Williams’ Sanctuary: “I have your eyes / So in the mirror I stand / And I see you looking back at me / Your love is in the schoolbooks / And the good cooked food / I felt your embrace in the warmth of new blankets / And heard your footsteps as I walked in shoes you sent to me / I have seen you in all the ways / one sees without eyes / Knowing you have loved me in all the ways one loves without touch/ Together / we filled the gaps.”
BRIClab Essays: to be unmade, to be unfinished, to only ever be-withThursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:30PM
Writer, artist, and farmer, Jah Elyse Sayers responds to Jonathan González's video The Smallest Unit Is Each Other reflecting on how the work "holds open a space for feeling out, thinking through, and beginning or renewing a commitment to experiencing ourselves, that is being, differently, by only ever being-with."
#StopAsianHateFriday, March 19, 2021 - 5:30PM
The recent surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is rooted in the systemic normalization of nationalism and xenophobia that seeks to destroy our vision of a better world. At BRIC, we celebrate our beloved community of artists, creators, teachers, neighbors and friends. We believe we are enriched by the diversity of this community and will raise our voice against those that believe otherwise.
Artist Opportunities: January 2021Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:00PM
A curated selection of open calls, residencies, and exhibition opportunities for visual artists.
Artist Interview: Michelle SegreMonday, January 4, 2021 - 11:00AM
With a career that spans over three decades, Michelle Segre is known largely for an improvisational form of sculpture. Her works, often created with such materials as yarn, paint, metal, and thread, represent a meeting of both accident and intent.
Artist Interview: Joiri MinayaMonday, January 4, 2021 - 11:00AM
Working across the mediums of painting, sculpture, performance, and photography, Joiri Minaya navigates landscapes between the global north and south, to engage with themes around the body, domesticity, and gender roles into a site of unlearning and decolonizing larger institutional systems.
Artist Interview: Christophe RobertsMonday, January 4, 2021 - 11:00AM
Christophe Roberts is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, design, and installation work. His practice explores complex masculinities, rebel origin myths, and the commodification of identity through meditations on mass culture iconography.
Artist Interview: Caitlin CherryMonday, January 4, 2021 - 11:00AM
Common thematic concerns of Caitlin Cherry's work orbit around female subjectivity and the Black woman’s experience. “Not everyday women,” Cherry views her subjects through the lens of technology where they become beautifully superhuman, glossy, misunderstood, and disfigured.
Artist Interview: Zachary FabriMonday, January 4, 2021 - 11:00AM
Zachary Fabri works across the mediums of sculpture, video, and performance. Inspired by both the visceral and material world, his video and performance work captures his body engaging with a site’s built environment, Black identities, and his Brooklyn neighborhood.
Artist Interview: Kambui OlujimiMonday, January 4, 2021 - 11:00AM
Kambui Olujimi is a multidisciplinary artist who grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. His work has included large-scale sculpture, painting, installation, photography, video, and performance. Olujimi is equally influenced by and often combines such abstract, scientific realms as cosmology, multiverses, physics, and quantum forces with the intimacy of mundane objects like vernacular photographs and hand-me down furniture.