Don’t miss the chance to catch BRIC’s B-Side: (Broken) Memory and Remix, a multimedia exhibition that explores remix as a crucial method of creation within the hip-hop genre as well as a sonic metaphor for diasporic survival. On view at BRIC House in the heart of Brooklyn’s vibrant downtown cultural district through January 21, this captivating showcase is a must-see for all art enthusiasts, music lovers, and hip-hop aficionados alike.

The concept of “remix” frames the work of artists Camella Ehlke, David Ellis, Adama Delphine Fawundu, and Raque Ford, who illuminate how Black diasporic remixing is central to the broader survival strategy of storytelling and preserving memory. To remix is to compose new futures, and much like the experimental remixes found on a hip-hop artist’s B-side tracks, remixing encourages ongoing dialogue and creative evolution.

B-Side aims to evoke hip-hop’s history of preserving memory through sampling, remixes, mashups, and covers. Through the use of found materials such as deadstock fabric, plexi, album covers, and audio tape — all references to preeminent forms of hip-hop culture — the pieces in the show follow the genre of abstracted recollection. They are intended to grapple with the distortions of diasporic memory while illuminating the cultural memories that have been preserved. 

B-Side: Broken Memory and Remix invites the viewer to engage with art on a deeply personal level, hoping to prompt reflections on their own relationship with the past. Don’t miss this extraordinary exploration into the intersection of memory, art, and music.

Learn more and RSVP to B-Side: Broken Memory and Remix.

B-Side is on view alongside Jenny Polak: Homeward Bound, also closing January 21. This exhibition located in BRIC House’s Project Room transforms domestic objects into symbols of borders and prisons to address the effects of state-sanctioned violence, mass incarceration, and immigration detention in the United States and abroad.

Learn more and RSVP to Jenny Polak: Homeward Bound.

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