Crossing Brooklyn is open! Featuring over 100 works by a multigenerational group of thirty-five Brooklyn-based artists/collectives, the exhibition focuses on a single impulse: artistic practices that are expansive and engaged with the world. This type of practice appeared frequently in the 100+ studio visits we made, encompassing a spectrum of possibilities. Crossing Brooklyn presents that spectrum, offering a variety of works that might encourage interaction and exchange with you, the visitor, even as they function as compelling, frequently poetic aesthetic objects.
Many of the artists in Crossing Brooklyn seem inspired by a desire to connect, to look outside the self in meaningful, tangible ways. Much of the work on view is imbued with an earnestness or sincerity—even a hint of idealism. Creating opportunities for contemplation and face-to-face engagement, these artists privilege direct experience and slow, unscripted interactions. Perhaps shaped in part by waves of grassroots action worldwide, they believe that personal behavior and agency matter. In an era dominated and shaped by the virtual, Crossing Brooklyn affirms the possibility of living fully and authentically in our physical world.
Follow along over the next few weeks as we highlight works in the exhibition and introduce you to the artists of #crossingbrooklyn!
Posted by Rujeko Hockley
Over the past few years I have been hearing about these awesome brunch parties happening in Manhattan called Everyday People. Good people and good vibes and totally Brooklyn. We are thrilled to be collaborating with them to offer an afterwork dance party at the museum. Saada Ahmed, one of the organizers was able to sum up the vibe that we are creating for you on Thursday perfectly:"Love art? Love music? This Thursday October 16th Everyday People NYC is very excited to announce, Everyday People x Brooklyn Museum dance party! We invite you to tour Brooklyn Museum’s amazing exhibitions and cap off your cultural exploration with an Everyday People dance party! Music by Dj Moma and Dj Rich Knight, and surprise guest Dj. Hosted by Chef Roble and Saada with a special live performance by Charlie Red!”This dance party is not to be missed!Posted by Alicia Boone