COCIDO Y CRUDO

Curator

1994

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS)

Madrid, Spain 

Recently named by the Spanish Association of Art Critics as the most influential exhibition organized at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Cocido y Crudo began as an effort to develop a post-colonial response to Jean-Hubert Martin's 1989 exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre, generally cited as the first exhibition of global art.

With 86 participating artists from more than 40 countries, Cocido y Crudo filled the entire fourth floor of the museum, following an exhibition plan designed in collaboration with Madrid architect Marcos Corrales. Among the artists who developed site-specific installations for the project were Janine Antoni, Stefano Arienti, Sergei Bugaev/Afrika, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Genevieve Cadieux, Victoria Civera, Juan Dávila, Wim Delvoye, Mark Dion, Eugenio Dittborn, Willie Doherty, Marlene Dumas, Jimmie Durham, Maria Eichhorn, Sylvie Fleury, Renée Green, Jose Antonio Hernandez-Diez, Narelle Jubelin, KCHO, Martin Kippenberger, Svetlana Kopystiansky, Paul McCarthy, Marlene McCarty, Tatsuo Miyajima, Juan Luis Moraza, Jean-Baptiste Ngetchopa, Marcel Odenbach, Vong Phaophanit, Rosângela Renno, Allen Ruppersberg, Doris Salcedo, Julia Scher, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Fred Wilson, and Xu Bing.

"Every curator of my generation understood Magiciens de la Terre to be a major paradigm shift. My own experience with South American conceptual art practices led me to believe that artists working with hybrid modes of concept-based art were literally everywhere."