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05.29.14 Andy Cush

BAM is hosting a Spike Lee retrospective this month that will feature the filmmaker and gentrification-hater‘s NYU master’s thesis alongside his better-known work. It’s called Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, and it was assistant directed by the auteur’s classmate Ang Lee. Here’s the plot synopsis, via BAM: Lee’s Student Academy Award-winning NYU thesis film displays the brash stylistic […]

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02.11.14 Marina Galperina

Seven years in the making, five and a half hours long, shot with a cast of hundreds in an abandoned RV dealership in Los Angeles, a cathedral and defunct steel mill in Detroit, and a flooding replica of Norman Mailer’s house floating on a barge down the East River — Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River […]

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10.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

The city’s leading not-for-profit art and technology center Eyebeam have just announced plans to relocate from their current location in Chelsea’ to the BAM Cultural District in Brooklyn, an area that’s already become home to over forty arts organizations. Founded by filmmaker and entrepreneur John S. Johnson in 1997, the space has since evolved into a valuable resource for new […]

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01.23.13 Andy Cush

In August of 2012, the Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled a new set of bike racks designed by none other than David Byrne, each of which is shaped like a letter of the alphabet. The letters can be rearranged to form various words, and Byrne, in typical Byrne-ian fashion, chose the surrealistic phrases “Pink Crown” […]

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07.26.12 Bucky Turco

In honor of Jamaica’s 50 years of independence, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a reggae film series. Cult classics such as Rockers and The Harder They Come will be shown. The showcase will run from August 2nd to 6th and tickets can be purchased here. […]

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06.20.12 Andy Cush

The latest in a string of collaborative art projects involving Showpaper distribution boxes may be the coolest yet. The DIY-centric publication, which has commissioned two lines of custom newspaper boxes from artists in the past, recently unveiled its Brooklyn Shelf Life series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. One piece was created by graffiti writer […]

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06.15.12 Andy Cush

A new Brooklyn Academy of Music performing center in Fort Greene hopes to fill a void in community-centered arts spaces after the Barclays Center left some residents of the area cold. The Richard B. Fisher Building, located at 321 Ashland Place, is scheduled to open its doors on September 5th, and will offer new classrooms, […]

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02.28.12 Marina Galperina

You lucky, lucky bastards… BAMcinématek presents — Hysterical Excess: Discovering Andrzej Zulawski film retrospective. Fuck the fucking Oscars. Here’s what you do: Start with Possession, “a delirious exercise in exploitation, the avant-garde, and camp hysteria” featuring the craziest gorgeous girl in the history of dysfunctional relationships on film. […]

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