maaaaaaaan listen! creative time is on a roll this year!
first, they slay us with kara walker’s ‘a subtlety’ and then have the nerve to come to my neck of the woods and bless the ‘hood with ‘funk, god, jazz, and medicine: black radical brooklyn’.
taking place at one of my fave places in brooklyn, weeksville heritage center, creative time will be hosting a month-long art exhibition featuring le-gend xenobia bailey (whew!), bradford young, otabenga jones, and simone leigh.
this month of peak black excellence kicks off this saturday at weeksville with an opening party from 2-6pm. for the next three saturdays, there will be discussions held based on the theme of the exhibition. see the schedule below and be sure to register like asap.
black radical brooklyn: past, present, and future
9.27, 3:30 – 5:30pm
funk and jazz
10.4, 3:30 – 5:30pm
god and medicine
10.11, 3:30 – 5:30pm
there will also be free workshops throughout the month. see all of them along with full descriptions here. a few are first come, first serve, so get there earrrrrlyyyyyyyy!
if you can handle anymore black-brooklyn epicness, please read this beautiful essay about our fair borough. i’ll be essentially living at weeksville throughout this month, so i hope to see some of you around. as brooklyn slowly becomes a friend we no longer recognize, it is important to share, tell, and preserve our story.
creative time, i could never thank you enough for the last two years of programming. with nick cave’s ‘heard-ny’, ‘between the door and the street’, ‘a subtlety’, and now ‘black radical brooklyn’, i think this means we go together.
*editor’s note: be sure to click each participating artist’s name to read more about their contribution to this project.