“Crossing Brooklyn” Highlights Borough’s Artists, from Bushwick to Bay Ridge


These days, you don’t necessarily have to live in America—or be an artist—to be included in the Whitney Biennial. But you’d better live and/or work in Brooklyn if you want to be on the roster of a show coming this fall to the Brooklyn Museum.

Featuring over 100 works by 35 artists or artist groups, “Crossing Brooklyn” (Oct. 3, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015) is organized by the museum’s contemporary art curator, Eugenie Tsai, along with Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator. The title refers to Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.” The show focuses on artists “with an expansive practice, one that is engaged with the world,” according to a press release.

Artists included in the show are:

Yuji Agematsu
Janine Antoni
Nobutaka Aozaki
Daniel Bejar
Aisha Cousins
Cynthia Daignault
Elastic City
Zachary Fabri
Brendan Fernandes
Gordon Hall
Drew Hamilton
Heather Hart
Pablo Helguera
David Horvitz
Yoko Inoue
Steffani Jemison
Matthew Jensen
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Nina Katchadourian
McKendree Key
William Lamson
Deana Lawson
Shaun Leonardo
Marie Lorenz
Miguel Luciano
Shantell Martin
Mary Mattingly
Kambui Olujimi
The Linda Goode Bryant Experience/Project EATS
Duke Riley
Lisa Sigal
Xaviera Simmons
Tatlo (Sara Jimenez, Michael Watson, Jade Yumang)
Caroline Woolard
Bryan Zanisnik