The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Weekly Initiative News- 10/06/14

Image courtesy of Bradford Young and Creative Time

Image courtesy of Otabenga Jones & Associates and Creative Time

Creative Time in partnership Weeksville Heritage Foundation in Brooklyn, New York has created a month long walkable exhibition entitled Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn. The exhibition, which is comprised of four community-based commissions by artists Xenobia Bailey, Simone Leigh, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young will be closing on October 12th. From the Creative Time website: “Black Radical Brooklyn launched from the site of Weeksville, a Brooklyn community established by free and formerly enslaved Black citizens 11 years after abolition in New York State. Black Radical Brooklyn drew inspiration not only from this story- achieving self-determination through the claiming and holding of a neighborhood- but also from radical local battles for land and dignity from the 1960s to today.”

Image courtesy of Simone Leigh and Creative Time