Brown Arts Initiative

REMAKING the real 2020 - 21

Reconsidering everything we thought was real.

2020 has turned into a very strange year indeed, with kitchen tables remade into offices and classrooms, computer screens remade into theaters and concert venues, and the west coast's blue skies remade into something from dystopian films. Though the BAI began planning for REMAKING the real in 2019, the stakes of simply living through 2020 have given this theme a new urgency. We are pleased to share our programs with you as we try to navigate what surely feels unreal, together.

The REMAKING the real 2020-2021 programs address issues of artistic connections and corrections to historical records and archives, and constructing personae as strategies of artistic, authorial, and performative creation.

The REMAKING the real Fall Festival will be held remotely from Sept 28 - Oct 2 and will feature events including:

  • A keynote address by artist Kent Monkman
  • Film screenings and artist talks including Dawson City: Frozen Time by Bill Morrison and Shulie by Elisabeth Subrin
  • A conversation featuring contemporary artist Lisa Reihana
  • State of Urgency, an exhibition of posters from the Print Like You Give a Damn Collective, created during he Summer 2020 protest marches
  • Community artist performances
  • Plus artist talks, workshops, and more

Stay tuned for announcements about our Spring 2021 programs.