Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description BAM presents the highly anticipated Let Freedom Ring Vol. 2, a provocative exploration of the meaning of freedom. The digital billboard-based series features artwork by established and emerging artists deeply engaged in an ongoing dialogue about the artists' role in art, social justice, equity, and inclusion.Set to coincide with Black History Month and President’s Day,Let Freedom Ring Vol. 2 will run for a limited time on the BAM sign screen located at the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues, from February 12-15, 2021.
Spearheaded by BAM Curator-at-Large, Larry Ossei-Mensah, the new installment of the public art project features work from Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Jordan Casteel, Kevin Claiborne, Lizania Cruz, Deborah Roberts, Amy Sherald, and Jasmine Wahi. The artwork chosen by each artist depicts their response to Ossei-Mensah’s question: What does freedom mean?.
Let Freedom Ring Vol. 2is a follow up to last month's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute installation, described by The New York Times as "what freedom looks like when it undergirds the lives of Black and Latino people." The project aims to spark a continuous civic discourse in Brooklyn and encourage viewers to reflect on what freedom means in 2021.