Family Workshop: Death Becomes Her
Inspired by the Death Becomes Her exhibition, families participate in two hands-on activities shaped by the works on view. Create your own creative responses to the show, and explore the gallery through a scavenger hunt.
Death Becomes Her is a group exhibition on view at BRIC in the Main Gallery, co-curated and in partnership with The Green-Wood Cemetery. The exhibition features seven artists—Mimi Bai, Nona Faustine, Rachel Grobstein, Gyun Hur, Heidi Lau, Catalina Ouyang, and Keisha Scarville—exploring how death and the processes of grieving and mourning inform the living.
Death Becomes Her explores the potential of loss as a catalyst for self-discovery, as well as recognition of the larger cultural, social, and political implications of death and dying. The featured artists are inspired by personal traumas, ancient myths, and historic injustices. Through their use of common objects and tropes associated with death, such as gravestones, flowers, and shrouds, each artist expands upon the visual rhetoric associated with how the departed are remembered. The centerpiece of this collaboration is an unusual activation of BRIC’s Main Gallery space. The typically open-air gallery will be transformed into a tomb-like environment with atmospheric lighting and an intimate enclosure intended to facilitate a deeper engagement with the audience. The works on view are introspective and deeply personal, drawing our attention to the universally inevitable concept of death.