Presented by Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center,Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn will include a series of diverse, community-based artist commissions, launching this fall (Opens September 20, 2014) in Brooklyn’s Bedford–Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Weeksville neighborhoods. The project will comprise works by artists Xenobia Bailey, Simone Leigh, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young, each of whom is collaborating with a local organization. Comprising performances, installations, and events, the commissioned works will build upon the powerful history of Weeksville—founded in 1838 as an independent free Black community and site of self-determination—as well as the larger history of Black radical Brooklyn.
ON VIEW now through March 26, 2015
The Bearden Foundation presents
Kamoinge + En Foco: Advancing the Frame
This exhibition celebrates two historic organizations that support camaraderie, exhibitions, publications and mentor-ship. This year Kamoinge turns 51, En Foco, 40. Both groups were born in the currents of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. Neither draws too strict a line between fine art at the highest aesthetic levels and political responsibilities, deeply felt: beautiful artistry that enables life-sustaining actions.
curated by Diedra Harris-Kelley, Robert G. O'Meally,
and C. Daniel Dawson
Organized as part of the Bearden Foundation's mission to present the works of other artists. The exhibition includes over 75 artworks, and two reading rooms where viewers can explore timelines on the groups, peruse publications by members, and read issues of Nueva Luz, the magazine En Foco has produced for 30 years.
Viewing Hours: Monday- Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm by appointment only
The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant
from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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