Special event

Let Freedom Ring

January 15 – 22, 2021


Alternate Title Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2021
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description How much has changed in America since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight for civil rights? How much has stayed the same? As a new year begins, bringing a change of leadership to the White House, this new art installation transforms the BAM sign into a provocative exploration of the notion of freedom and the legacy of Dr. King. Spearheaded by BAM Curator at Large Larry Ossei-Mensah, this piece features Brooklyn-based artists who are deeply engaged in an ongoing dialogue about the role of artists, arts, social justice, equity, and inclusion. Their work invites us to join in this necessary reflection on what freedom truly means in 2021. Let Freedom Ring includes new and existing work by Derrick Adams, Alvin Armstrong, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lizania Cruz, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hank Willis Thomas, and Jasmine Wahi. The installation was presented on the BAM sign at the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues.

Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah. Art by Derrick Adams, Alvin Armstrong, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lizania Cruz, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hank Willis Thomas, and Jasmine Wahi.
Identifier 2021s.SE.00115

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