What is your Activism? Maybe you enjoy contributing to humanity by picking up bits of trash on your path, or perhaps you can be found speaking at a rally. Activism comes in many shapes and degrees of passion. There is a great deal to be passionate about in the world today. It is a fascinating site to step back and consider the array of reactions that artists offer. It also quite an interesting moment in Brooklyn, as the momentum of progress and community empowerment seems to be on pulse. There are some exciting exhibitions coming to the Brooklyn Museum this Spring and Summer, that focus on arts created in spirit of protest and activism. I have taken the liberty of outlining some of the exhibitions that you would regret to miss!
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
March 7–July 6, 2014
On view in observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Ai Weiwei: According to What?
April 18–August 10, 2014
Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
April 11–August 24, 2014
Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963–74
April 4–September 28, 2014