Providence, RI...The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) today announced highlights of its much-anticipated 2017‒18 season of programming, featuring influential musicians, poets, artists and filmmakers. In addition, on October 11, the BAI will present a conversation about the world-premiere of a multi-media performance piece by artist Kelly Nipper co-commissioned by the BAI and New York-based Performa and developed at Brown with students. Prominent artists and presenters for the upcoming season include:

Sarah Cascone

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) and Performa have teamed up to co-commission a new multi-media performance work by artist Kelly Nipper, the first project of a three-year collaboration between the two organizations. ArtNet News journalist Sarah Cascone reveals the impetus behind the work and discusses its development, made possible by a BAI-sponsored and student-supported artist residency this summer at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

BROWN ARTS INITIATIVE AND PERFORMA LAUNCH NEW COLLABORATION WITH CO-COMMISSION OF A WORK BY KELLY NIPPER FOR PERFORMA 17 IN NEW YORK CITY

Artist Kelly Nipper and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab will develop the project with students at Brown University to premiere at Performa 17 Biennial, November 1‒19, 2017

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