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The fragmented body is a recurring theme throughout #RadicalWomenBKM. By exploring the body as parts, independent from the whole, these artists ushered in new kinds of artistic expression.⠀
El cuerpo fragmentado es un tema recurrente en #MujeresRadicales. Al explorar el cuerpo como partes individuales, independientes del entero, estas artistas dieron pie a nuevos tipos de expresiones artísticas.⠀
#CeciliaVicuña's Quipu desaparecido (Disappeared Quipu) is a multisensory memorial to ancient people, and to their ways of life, which the Spanish attempted to eradicate during colonial times. Textiles are integral to the daily activities and the spirituality of Andean cultures, conveying—through systems of weaving and the knot-making language of their quipus—an understanding of the sacred threads that interconnected all beings in the cosmos. See this new site-specific installation on view in our Great Hall through Nov 25.⠀
Next up in our Mujeres Rebeldes: Radical Women on Film series: The May 26 screening of Carmita (Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, 2013, 80 min.), which tells the story of the exiled Cuban actress Carmen Ignarra. The documentary is paired with De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another) (Sara Gómez, 1977, 78 min.), which captures life in Havana after the Cuban Revolution. Link in bio for details and tickets.⠀
Still from De Cierta Manera (Sara Gómez, 1977)
A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmasianart: Contemporary artist #RanHwang meditatively hammers her materials into board, trapping buttons on pin after pin. The buttons, a holdover from Hwang’s time in the fashion industry, can move along each pin, but their freedom is limited—for Hwang a metaphor for humanity. In addition to their symbolism, Hwang relies on this multitude of everyday objects for variety and dimension in her limited color palettes. #infinitebluebkm#APAHM⠀
Celebrate the opening of David Levine: Some of the People, All of the Time this Wednesday with a performative lecture by @davidmarcellevine on the history, theory, and practice of the fake crowd and its implications for understanding both our society and ourselves. Presented in partnership with the @occny’s Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes. Visit link in bio to RSVP for this FREE event! #someofthepeople
Our all-star @bkmteens programs coordinator Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz (@besodemoza), nominates Rose Isabel Rayos, also known as rapper Ms. Boogie (@dearmsboogie), for using her platform to uplift queer youth of color. Who is a radical woman in your life? Let us know in the comments below or post on your own feed. We want to see your nominations, so don’t forget to tag us @brooklynmuseum and use #radicalwomenbkm! #bkmteens
Spring has officially sprung and we couldn’t resist sharing a few of our of favorite visitor shots on the Plaza. Although the cherry blossoms have bloomed and fallen, we’ll be swooning over these images all year round. Swipe to see more—and don’t forget to tag photos from your Museum visit with #mybkm!
"Pilgrims inside tents on Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered the Farewell Sermon to Muslims who accompanied him on his last hajj." — #AhmedMater ⠀
'Let's dance! Put on your red shoes and dance the blues." Shout out to all 2,000 of you Rebel Rebels, Kooks, and Pretty Things who came out last night to Shake It and celebrate the many faces of David Bowie. Thanks to our Heroes @houseofyesnyc and @little.cinema for helping us throw such a Fame-ous dance party. We couldn't do it Without You. #bowiecity#davidbowieisbkm#goonsquadgoals ⠀
Cut out image: Striped bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. Sukita / The David Bowie Archive. Photos and videos: @brooklynmuseum / @thebrookelynway
Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña has devoted the last five decades to studying and reimagining the Andean tradition of the quipu: a system of knotted cords used for record-keeping. Building from the quipu's form and complex histories, Vicuña has transformed this ancient mode of communication in a site-specific installation linking movement, sound, material, and history. See Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu, now open through Nov 25.
“Few truly live life to its fullest and experience all that it has to offer. Fewer still get to realize their full potential. David Bowie achieved both while staying true to himself. He inspires us to make the very most of our God given talent—to become the very best of ourselves—to be courageous and to ultimately give back to those less fortunate to help make life better for them.” — @CartoonBowie#fanartfriday#davidbowiebkm