Brooklyn Museum Teens in the Digital Artizens: Feminist Project paid internship have been working hard developing and interpreting their ideas about feminism through the exploration of visual/digital art, artists’ voices, and Brooklyn Museum exhibitions and programs. Along with three cycles of the paid teen internship, this Spring our Senior Digital Artizens led the way towards the creation of the BKM: Digital Artizens website(!)—a newly launched platform which seeks to illustrate the significance of feminism and feminist art, connect it to the lives and experiences of young people today, and invite teens around the world to join the conversation!
As Orlando, 20, one of our Senior Digital Artizens states, “Go check it out and get inspired with the with Brooklyn Museum Teens as we seek to break institutional norms and stereotypes, creating a platform for everyone no matter what race, culture, gender, or ethnicity.”
We will be adding to the website over the next couple weeks in preparation for our official launch Friday, August 11th, 5–8pm at our first ever summer Teen Night: Sugar Honey Iced Tea, based on the incredible exhibition, We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85.
From City Tech Steppers to live painting, this Teen Night is sure to be full of radical imagination & creative energy in the spirit of black radical women past and present. “I’m most excited about about the gallery activities we have planned for this Teen Night, they’re so good. This Teen Night connects to the exhibition and connects to Digital Artizens, because we are radical women of color, creating this website as a platform and informative guide to feminist art for other teens—connecting and helping them be radical too.” says Anna, 15, Senior Digital Artizen.
In the words of Anna and Dashawn, Senior Teen Night Planning Committee member, “You should definitely come to the Teen Night—it’s a must. Definitely the place to be!”
Join #bkmteens, digitally or physically, as we dive deeper into gender equity, critical art, radical artists, black feminism, teen activism, intersectionality, imagining collective futures, and as always, chill vibes and good people!
Posted by Lindsay C. Harris