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Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn

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Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn
Curated by: Erin Gleason

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
March 14th, 2013 - April 27th, 2013
Opening: March 13th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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http://www.BRICartsmedia.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
PHONE:  
718-863-5600
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 10-6

DESCRIPTION

Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn brings together six artists whose creative engagements with the city embody its culture. This exhibition is curated by Erin Gleason, a 2012-13 recipient of the 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. This is a practice that American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth cited in his 1975 essay “The Artist as Anthropologist”:For the artist, obtaining cultural fluency is a dialectical process which, simply put, consists of attempting to affect the culture while he is simultaneously learning from (and seeking acceptance of) the same culture which is affecting him.” Nearly 40 years later, the artists in Cultural Fluency are doing precisely that, in the context of Brooklyn.