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

Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Brooklyn


Dates:
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:00 - Sat Apr 27, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

The exhibition Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn brings together six artists whose creative engagements with the city embody its culture. This show is curated by Erin Gleason, a 2012-13 recipient of BRIC’s Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Fellowship. Artists David Court, Aisha Cousins, Malesha Jessie, Hiroki Kobayashi, Martin McCormack, and Mark Reigelman all currently live or have recently lived in Brooklyn. Their work – which ranges from public art to photography to guerilla opera bombs – explores and portrays the borough and its diverse culture, while also impacting it.


EVENT

Emotional Ubiquity: A lecture on Technology and Art


Dates:
Thu Feb 07, 2013 19:00 - Thu Feb 07, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn presents . . .
Emotional Ubiquity: A lecture on Technology and Art
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7-9pm
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street (at Pierrepont)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
FREE
www.bricartsmedia.org

In conjunction with BRIC’s Lori Ledis Emerging Curator exhibition INTER. Act, Reciprocity in Media, interactive media artists Hwayong Jung and Sue G. Syn will discuss the use of cutting-edge technology and new media in art not only to promote communication and interaction, but also to emphasize and draw attention to socio-cultural issues through their work. The lecture will explore the importance of ubiquitous technology and social media platforms in contemporary society and the reciprocity they promote, with both artists presenting how they implemented and accomplished public engagement using these devices in their own work.

Hwayong Jung will focus on balance and harmony.
Sue G. Syn will concentrate on technology, communication and humanity.

This public program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit the BRIC website, www.bricartsmedia.org

Ilana Harris-Babou
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 718.683.5604



EVENT

On Purpose: Art & Design in Brooklyn, 2012


Dates:
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:00 - Fri Dec 21, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is proud to present On Purpose: Art & Design in Brooklyn, 2012 the second show of the 2012-13 contemporary art exhibition season. Building upon BRIC’s rich history of presenting design-focused exhibitions, the show will feature inspiring work from a range of Brooklyn-based designers, architects and visual artists working on projects that address the environmental challenges of contemporary urban living. All of the work included in the show will combine notions of sustainability with the desire for aesthetic beauty. Guest curated by Risa Shoup, the exhibition includes work by 596 Acres, FreelandBuck, Claudia Paneca, Rosa Ruey, Rob Stephenson, R. Justin Stewart and Thread Collective. Opening November 16 at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street, in Brooklyn Heights, the show will remain on view through December 22, 2012. Admission is free.

BRIC has a noteworthy history of mounting exhibitions in such design arenas as architecture, urban planning, graphic design and product design. In recent years, Brooklyn has emerged as a center for innovative design of all types created by a dynamic group of individuals and collaboratives who develop world-class ideas and solutions that answer many of today’s global and environmental concerns. Design offers functional innovations and art informs our sense of beauty, hence, the two disciplines are constantly working together and are fittingly interwoven.

November 17 - December 22, 2012
(Opening reception Friday, November 16, 7-9pm)

Photo: Rob Stephenson, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, 2011

Location and Gallery Hours:
BRIC Rotunda Gallery: 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon – 6 pm
Admission: FREE
Directions: A/C trains to High St, 2/3 to Clark St, 4/5 to Borough Hall, R to Court St


EVENT

8 Artists Making Sculpture: The 5th Annual Registry Exhibition


Dates:
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:00 - Sat Oct 27, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, NY, New York
United States of America

8 Artists Making Sculpture: The 5th Annual Registry Exhibition

September 13 – October 27, 2012
(Opening Reception: September 12, 2012)

Guest curated by Jamie Sterns

Each year, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn presents an exhibition of promising, emerging artists selected exclusively from its online Contemporary Artist Registry, the oldest and largest registry of Brooklyn’s visual artists. This, the fifth edition of the Registry show, will focus on artists pursuing a wide array of three-dimensional formats, and whose work acts to transform and activate the physical space around them. Guest curated by Jamie Sterns, the exhibition opens September 12 at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, and will be on view through October 27, 2012.

Artists Include: Arielle Falk, Jamie Felton, MaryKate Maher, Abraham McNally, Jong Oh, Carolyn Salas, Ian Umlauf, Matthew C. Wilson.

Associated Public Programs: To be announced - please check back!

Location and Gallery Hours:

BRIC Rotunda Gallery: 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon – 6 pm
Admission: FREE
Directions: A/C trains to High St, 2/3 to Clark St, 4/5 to Borough Hall, R to Court St


EVENT

Ripple


Dates:
Wed Apr 25, 2012 19:00 - Wed Apr 25, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

FREE ADMISSION!
Ripple- An event of spoken word, sound, and song. In conjunction with our current exhibition Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order.
Curated by Hawley Hussey, Director of Contemporary Art Education. The event includes performances by Writer Tracie Morris, and musicians Strange Farm, comprised of Bill Brovold, Peter Zummo, and Emily Brooks.