Anderson Zaca's BLOCK PARTY

Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates the opening of a major exhibit, BLOCK PARTY, featuring the photographs of Anderson Zaca

Anderson Zaca's BLOCK PARTY

Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates the opening of a major exhibit, BLOCK PARTY, featuring the photographs of Anderson Zaca opening on Saturday, December 16, 2017, through June 10, 2018.

BLOCK PARTY brings together the elements of the iconic Brooklyn block party all under one roof, including a series of dimensional stoops set against a backdrop of artistic facades of residential buildings, and different ”street” and green spaces to play games, meet friends, relax, and have fun. Large-scale photographs by Brooklyn-based artist Anderson Zaca, who has long documented block parties in Brooklyn, will be featured and invoke the joy, action, and diversity of block parties celebrated annually across neighborhoods in New York City. Families will be invited to add to the photographs, and record their own images and experiences in the city among those of their neighbors.

Opening weekend will feature a bounce house on the roof of the Museum and free family selfies with Fujifilm.

Zaca has been photographing NYC block party traditions and culture since 2005 and has shared his work globally through presentations, exhibitions, and lectures. Using a 35mm camera and audio recorder he has traveled to over 200 block parties in every borough capturing the interactions and energy of neighbors of all ages. Over the past year, Zaca has collaborated with Brooklyn Children's Museum to create the BLOCK PARTY exhibit that brings the energy, experience and culture of the block party indoors.

 

Born and raised in São Paulo Brazil, Anderson Zaca immigrated to New York in 1995, where he studied through many universities and earned degrees in photography and film.

 

About Brooklyn Children’s Museum:

A pioneer in education, Brooklyn Children’s Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success has sparked the creation of 300 children’s museums around the world. With award-winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre-school to high school in learning adventures. It is the only children’s museum in New York City, and one of few in the country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.