The Black Gotham Experience team is thrilled to have four Brooklyn-based projects lined up for the winter and spring of 2019. We are working with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, Brooklyn Museum, BRIC, and The Old Stone House in Brooklyn on a series of artistic and historic storytelling ventures that seek to engage creatives who make, live, or lived in Brooklyn; Fort Greene specifically for one of the projects.
We are looking for (1) fashion designers, stylists, visual artists, models, and actors participate in each project which includes an exhibition; and (2) people willing to be interviewed for a short film about Fort Greene.
DEADLINE: February 1st 2019 at 11AM
FRONT and CENTER/ED a Black Artstory | Myrtle Avenue | Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Brooklyn style and fashion bring the history of Black Brooklyn front and center, providing the artistic and historic material to speak on the past, present, and future. Brooklyn style is privileged as art, artifact, and a method to connect with the past today.
Magnetic Resonance | Brooklyn Museum | Feb. 2nd
Magnetic Resonance draws inspiration from the Soul of a Nation exhibition (1963-1983) for a participatory artistic endeavor through a series of simultaneous happenings including a live portrait studio. Participants arrive in a look inspired by the art in the Soul of a Nation exhibition to illustrate the soul of our nation in 2019.
Reimagining Monuments | The Old Stone House in Brooklyn | March 14th – June 14th
Models portray the 29 Black people implicated in the 1712 rebellion in New York City on April 6th dressed as angels. One enslaved African woman holds a torch to depict the setting of an orchard ablaze as Lady Liberty, in dialogue the iconic monument that happens to have chains at her feet to denote breaking free.
Who is Fort Greene? | BRIC | April 24th, April 26th, April 27th, and May 7th
Who is Fort Greene? offers an interlocking set of artistic experiments that create a visual story about a neighborhood defined by flux. Spanning the 19th century to the present, historical research and interviews with neighborhood residents provide source material for walks, photographic portraits, a poem cycle, a short film, and public discussion, all engaging with the title’s central question.