Behind the Scenes with Brand New Heavies

An intimate look at the motivations and intent behind the Pioneer Works exhibition Brand New Heavies. Curated by artists Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas—collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires—Brand New Heavies features monumental work in video, sculpture, and architecture by Abigail DeVille, Xaviera Simmons, and Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Together, the installations viscerally engage history, memory, place, pop culture, spirituality, and desire from a Black perspective.