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Opening Reception for "Cultural Fluency"

March 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
BRIC Rotunda Gallery

Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn

Guest curated by Erin Gleason

2012-13 Lori Ledis Emerging Curator

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 CourtAisha CousinsMalesha JessieHiroki KobayashiMartin 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.

Artists Include: David CourtAisha CousinsMalesha Jessie,Hiroki Kobayashi, Martin McCormack, and Mark Reigelman.

Twice annually, BRIC presents exhibitions developed under the auspices of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, supporting the realization and vision of two emerging curators who are chosen through a competitive selection. The Program funds thematic group exhibitions of contemporary art focusing on Brooklyn artists.

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Special thanks to key sponsors for this exhibition: Art + Commerce / Nadine Javier Shah and Atit Shah, Beverly and Mark Cheffo, Katherine and Luke Fichthorn, Leslie and James Kerby, and Mary Anne and Richard Yancey.

And additional generous support for this exhibition from Pamela Brier and Peter Aschkenasy, Gail Erickson and Christa Rice, Julia Kahr and Brian Colton, and Robert S. and Martha A. Rubin. 

The exhibition will be on view through April 27.

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BRIC Rotunda Gallery

BRIC Rotunda Gallery is the contemporary art exhibition space of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Located in Brooklyn Heights, BRIC Rotunda Gallery is a short walk from the 2,3; 4,5; or R trains at Court Street/Borough Hall; or the A, C trains at High Street.