Kristof Wickman (American, b. 1981). Self-Portrait, 2010. Neoprene ball, cast silicone. 35 x 35 x 35 in. (88.9 x 88.9 x 88.9 cm). © the artist; courtesy of the artist
September 16–November 27, 2011
Raw/Cooked presents a year-long series of five exhibitions by under-the-radar Brooklyn artists. Thousands of artists are creating work in Brooklyn every day, affirming the borough as one of the world's creative capitals. To recognize emerging Brooklyn artists and provide a showcase for their work, the Brooklyn Museum, with support from Bloomberg, invited five artists to present their first major museum exhibitions. The artists were given the opportunity to work with the Museum’s collection and to present in spaces of their choosing, however unconventional.
The five artists in the series were recommended by an advisory board of well-known Brooklyn artists, including Ron Gorchov, Michael Joo, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Amy Sillman, and Mickalene Thomas, each of whom proposed several promising artists. Curator Eugenie Tsai made the final selection.
Raw/Cooked launched on September 16 with an exhibition of the work of Bushwick-based artist Kristof Wickman. Recommended by Ramírez Jonas, Wickman is an object maker and skilled builder. He makes casts of everyday objects, often intertwining them with casts of the human body in unusual, sometimes humorous, ways. Wickman created several new works especially for Raw/Cooked, inspired by objects from the Museum’s collection.
Other Raw/Cooked artists will include Lan Tuazon, Heather Hart, Shura Chernozatonskaya, and Ulrike Müller. The second exhibition in the series, Raw/Cooked: Lan Tuazon will open on November 4, 2011.
Raw/Cooked is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Kristof Wickman installs his work and discusses his art-making process.