When The World Went Silent: Brooklyn College’s New ‘Places of Silence’ Exhibit

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–A new art exhibit is gracing the lobby of Brooklyn College’s library, and its themes take a deeper look into communication and the loneliness expressed during a time of shared hardship.

“Places of Silence” is a series of paintings by artists and M.F.A. alumni Asya Dodina and Slava Polishchuk. The pair, who have been collaborating in the art world since 2003, used this collection as a representation of what the city that never sleeps felt like when it went into lockdown during the pandemic’s peak.