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Yeon Ji Yoo: Silkworm Memories

Yeon Ji Yoo (American, b. South Korea, 1978). Silkworm Memories, 2012. Collage, thread, 36 × 24 in. (91.4 × 61 cm). Collection of the artist. © 2011 Yeon Ji Yoo

Gabrielle Watson: Untitled

Gabrielle Watson (American, b. 1981). Untitled, 2010. Oil on canvas, 60 × 36 in. (152.4 × 91.4 cm). Collection of the artist. © 2010 Gabrielle Watson

Naomi Safran-Hon: Absent Present: Wadi Salib 18 (Green Wall)

Naomi Safran-Hon (Israeli, b. England, 1984). Absent Present: Wadi Salib 18 (Green Wall), 2012. Archival inkjet print, lace, and cement on canvas and fabric, 6212 x 60 in. (158.8 × 152.4 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Slag Gallery. © 2012 Naomi Safran-Hon

Oliver Jeffers: Before My Time

Oliver Jeffers (Irish, b. Australia, 1977). Before My Time, 2011. Oil on linen, 2814 x 34 in. (71.8 × 86.4 cm). Collection of the artist. © 2011 Oliver Jeffers

Adrian Coleman: Early Morning Ride Home

Adrian Coleman (American and British, b. England, 1984). Early Morning Ride Home, 2012. Watercolor on paper, 18 × 24 in. (45.7 × 61 cm). Collection of the artist. © 2012 Adrian Coleman

GO: a community-curated open studio project

December 1, 2012–February 24, 2013

Brooklyn is home to more artists than anywhere else in the United States, making it the creative capital of the art world. GO: a community-curated open studio project is a borough-wide initiative designed to foster personal exchange between Brooklyn-based artists, their communities, and the Brooklyn Museum.

During GO, 1,708 Brooklyn-based artists opened their studios to the community on September 8 and 9. An estimated 18,000 people made approximately 147,000 studio visits in order to nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition at the Museum. Based on the ten community-nominated artists, Museum curators selected five artists to be featured in the exhibition, which opened on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012. The exhibition featured work by Adrian Coleman, Oliver Jeffers, Naomi Safran-Hon, Gabrielle Watson, and Yeon Ji Yoo.

Organized by the Museum’s Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Sharon Matt Atkins, and Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein, GO is inspired by two established programs: ArtPrize, an annual publicly juried art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the long tradition of open studio weekends held each year in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Bushwick.

Partners for GO include Brooklyn Arts Council, Heart of Brooklyn, and New York City Housing Authority.

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