Experience Emily Oliveira's monumentally scaled mural, We Are At a Moment That Will Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Great Change, For Who Can Say When a Wall Is Ready To Come Down, from October 1, 2021–May 31, 2022 at the Lena Horne Bandshell. Presented by Prospect Park Alliance and BRIC, in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, We Are At a Moment That Will Be Remembered... is a portal into an alternate future where every being—humans, insects, and goddesses alike—vibrate with color and detail, as they witness or join in the joyful dismantling of a brick wall. The mural aims to recognize the forms of collective action that have taken place over the past year against violence, hate, and separation through walls. Oliveira envisions rebirth through such forms of collective action as joy and care—celebrating acts that often take place in public parks and natural areas like Prospect Park as a site for imagining and enacting utopia.
This installation is free and open to the public.
Hear artist Emily Oliveira speak about her past work: