BIO
BRIC’s contemporary art programs capture a rich cross section of ideas, voices and artistic mediums that reflect Brooklyn’s diverse community of artists.

Exhibitions at BRIC House
Each season, the gallery presents exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists, collaborative projects, and solo shows that reflect the borough’s diversity.

Public Programs
BRIC hosts a series of free, drop-in public programs, curated in conjunction with exhibitions on view, to animate participation around the artworks on display. Popular events include Ripple, a literary reading series, artist talks, and performances that stimulate discussion about exhibition-related topics, and Family Days, themed art-making workshops for art lovers of all ages which run throughout the year.

Education
BRIC’s contemporary art education programs take place in a variety of exciting settings, including classroom-based residencies for K-12 students, after school and at BRIC Rotunda Gallery. We partner with public schools in the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn with a focus on underserved communities where there is little or no funding for enrichment activity.

Opportunities for Artists
Opportunities for artists are integral to BRIC's contemporary art program. With the Emerging Curator Program, BRIC fosters emerging curatorial talent via an annual open call for exhibition proposals. The BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry is a comprehensive online resource on visual artists living and working in Brooklyn. Through the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, BRIC's community media and contemporary art programs work together to provide training and equipment for Brooklyn-affiliated artists interested in exploring video as an artistic medium.
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EVENT

The Stoop Series: Katabasis


Dates:
Tue Apr 01, 2014 19:00 - Tue Apr 01, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

BRIC's April 1 “Stoop Series” event will be a presentation of Katabasis, a 40-min video piece by Brooklyn artist Cooper Holoweski that is screened with an accompanying live score performed by 3 musicians. A conversation with the artist, let by architect, writer and Cooper Union professor David Gersten will follow the projection/performance. Katabasis moves the viewer though an elaborately constructed Google Sketchup wasteland of 3D models and explores the themes of death, limbo, and rebirth. Together with the live performance of an evolving musical score, it creates a multi-sensory experience that exemplifies this tense liminal space of Katabasis.

BRIC’s Stoop Series illuminates the arts and life around us in Brooklyn through artistic performances and presentations, framed by dynamic conversations with some of the city’s most innovative artists, thinkers, and tastemakers.

For more information, visit: http://bricartsmedia.org/events/contemporary-art/the-stoop-series-katabasis


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BRIC "Art Into Music"


Dates:
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:00 - Sun Apr 27, 2014

Location:
New York
United States of America

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sun, 10am- 8pm; Closed Mondays
FREE Admission

The Art Into Music exhibition is devoted to artists whose work is inspired by music, a fitting theme given Brooklyn’s international prominence as a magnet for both visual artists and musicians. The exhibition will feature 12 artists working varied media and exploring the material platforms of music, the culture of music, and/or music as a formative element in our personal and cultural identities. The exhibition will feature a 9-ft tower of boomboxes by artist Bayete Ross Smith, a wall of record albums and accompanying soundtracks by Arturo Meade, and a stage/listening station designed by John Felix Arnold III, among other works.

Artists Exhibited: John Felix Arnold III, Karlos Carcamo, Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier, Arturo Meade, Rashaad Newsome, Bayeté Ross Smith, Dread Scott, Ward Shelley, Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, and Audra Wolowiec.

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BRIC House Party: FIND YOUR WOW FACTOR, featuring CHERYL and Bushwig


Dates:
Sat Feb 08, 2014 14:00 - Sat Feb 08, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

FREE Daytime Activities: 2-8pm
$10 Dance Party: 8-10pm


Find your WOW factor, as BRIC celebrates individuality and imagination with a host of all-ages activities, including a movie screening, dance class, and education animation activity, among others. Then, dance the night away with performers from Bushwig, Brooklyn’s annual festival of queer expression, drag queens, and music. CHERYL, Brooklyn’s video and performance art group, caps off the night with its exuberant sound and high-spirited displays of creativity sure to bring out your inner party monster. BRIC House Parties take place on the second Saturday of most months.


EVENT

WOW, An Opera (Work-in-Progress)


Dates:
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:00 - Sat Feb 01, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

BRIC is proud to present WOW, an experimental opera created by the collaboration of three Brooklyn artists—Joe Diebes, Christian Hawkey, and David Levine. The opera explores the legendary tragedy of the Milli Vanilli lip-syncing scandal, using various spaces in BRIC House. The audience will be taken through a gallery (featuring a group art exhibition curated by Merkx&Gwynne), a performance space, an artists’ studio, a TV studio, and a resource room, creating a unique multi-layered experience. For more information, visit BRICartsmedia.org.

Gallery Exhibition: January 16-February 1, FREE
Performances: January 23-25, January 30-February 1, 8pm, Tickets Required
* $15 in advance available at BRICartsmedia.org and
718.683.5600
* $18 at the door


EVENT

Fireworks Residency: Armchair Parade


Dates:
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:00 - Sun Oct 13, 2013

Theater designer and director Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, Big Fish), musician and composer Mark Stewart (Bang on a Can All-Stars), and filmmaker Ragnar Freidank (The Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn) team up to create an unforgettable immersive installation in the Artist Studio at BRIC House.

Stepping into the world of Armchair Parade is to enter into a whimsical Brooklyn living room populated by a wacky mix of mismatched characters, watching the time go by. Sitting alone or in small groups, puppets created by Crouch gather around ubiquitous screens, isolated in their own worlds, but unified in their shared pastime. Visitors to the installation are invited to become a part of the world by playing The Big Boing—a handmade 24-foot lamellophone (a tined instrument) that stretches down the center of the room and was created by Stewart from mixed materials and found objects from the streets of Brooklyn.