In the Loop
Alumni News : Oct 20, 2014

Miguel Luciano performs Pimp My Piragua at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bedstuy and Beyond running Oct. 3, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. In the exhibition Miguel Luciano (MFA Painting '00) performed "Pimp My Piragua," a mobile public art project that commemorates the innovations of Latino street vendors, transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (Piraguas) into a hyper-modified pushcart-tricycle with a hi-fi sound and video system.

Reflecting the rich creative diversity of Brooklyn, Crossing Brooklyn presents work by thirty-five Brooklyn-based artists or collectives. The exhibition and related programming take place in the galleries and on the grounds of the museum, as well as off-site in the streets, waterways and other public spaces of the borough. Emphasizing artistic practices that engage with the world, the exhibition includes artists who aim to expand their focus and have an impact beyond the studio and the museum. The resulting work defies easy categorization, taking on diverse forms that include public and private action, the use of found or collected objects, and interactive and educational events, among others. Alongside the drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, videos and performances on view are several site-specific works.