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QUEENS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN ITS UPCOMING BIENNIAL

QUEENS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN ITS UPCOMING BIENNIAL

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July 25, 2018 at 5:09am

The Queens Museum in New York has revealed the list of forty-three artists and collectives participating in its upcoming Queens International biennial, titled “Volumes,” which will open on October 7. Hailing from fifteen neighborhoods and representing several generations, the majority of the featured artists are women. The institution also launched the exhibition’s website, which will serve as an alternative way to experience the event.Established in 2002, the Queens International highlights the contemporary cultural production of communities in the borough. Organized by Sophia Marisa Lucas, assistant curator at the Queens Museum, and the New York–based performance artist Baseera Khan, this year’s edition will explore systems of knowledge production in the digital and analog realms. Taking inspiration from the historical emergence of the public library and its ability to confront cultural changes brought about by the internet, “Volumes” will focus on the role of artists as “professional non-specialists” who are able to encapsulate our everyday virtual lives.

“Many artworks in the exhibition address the analog and digital, but they aren’t about nostalgia vs. the status quo,” Lucas said in a statement. “These artists propose analogues within those frameworks, they exacerbate or collapse those distinctions, and conjure opportunities for integration. There is a lot of possibility and speculation, but there is also a specter of pathos and futility. When I first introduced the exhibition in formation to Baseera last winter, she summed it up with this brilliant phrase: ‘cheerfully apocalyptic.’”

Designed by artist Ryan Kuo, who is known for addressing organizational hierarchies and information architecture in his works, the exhibition website will serve as a virtual 3-D model of the venue that is organized on a 2-D plane. The website is intended to serve simultaneously as an experiential tool and an extension of the ideas within the exhibition.

“Taking ‘Volumes’ as a cue, the website grid is composed of an HTML table that threatens (but usually fails, thanks to QI 2018’s actual voices and bodies) to visually tabulate the data within a universal hierarchy,” said Kuo. “The computer tirelessly garbles the text while cutups of the floor plans and animated flythroughs of the virtual galleries give form to truths, half-truths, and algorithmic untruths about the promises of a biennial.”

Additionally, for the first time, the Queens Museum is partnering with the Queens Library to present artworks in select library branches.

The full list of participating artists is as follows:

Damali Abrams

Haley Bueschlen

Gabo Camnitzer

Emmy Catedral

Camel Collective (Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats)

Kanad Chakrabarti

Jesse Chun

Oscar Rene Cornejo

Chris Domenick

Brian Droitcour and Christine Wong Yap

ray ferreira

Christina Freeman

Milford Graves

Janet Henry

Camille Hoffman

Kim Hoeckele

Heidi Howard and Liz Phillips

Qiren Hu

Juan Iribarren

Paolo Javier and David Mason

Peter Kaspar

Patrick Killoran

Ernesto Klar

Essye Klempner

Mo Kong

Ani Liu

Umber Majeed

Emilio Martinez Poppe

Gloria Maximo

Asif Mian

Wardell Milan

Beatrice Modisett

Arthur Ou

KT Pe Benito

Raycaster (Ziv Schneider and Shirin Anlen)

Gabriela Salazar

Jaret Vadera

Mary A. Valverde

Cullen Washington

Jack Whitten

Air Rights: a series of artist-made flags, Jevijoe Vitug

Air Rights: a series of artist-made flags, Jevijoe Vitug

IMG-1143Air Rights: a series of artist-made flags curated by  Christina Freeman.
Flag Raising:  Artist’s Arm by Jevijoe Vitug

Thursday, July 5th
Flag Raising, 5pm
As part of the Opening Exhibition of Pintados: Portraits of Immigrants as Ancestors

Speaking to solidarity with immigrants and the working class, this flag, created by Jevijoe Vitug, embraces the image of a raised fist as an early symbol of union organizing.  On the arm are the artist’s own tattoos of ocean waves and the flight pattern of birds, referencing his personal experiences with movement and migration. The layered images offer multiple meanings, including immigrant (in)visibility or stripes as prison bars.

Facebook Data Download Party

Facebook Data Download Party
Download / Deal / Delete : a night of Facebook Tomfoolery
FLUX FACTORY
39-31 29t St, Long Island City 11101
Organized by Christina Freeman

You’ve spent years of hard work amassing information about yourself on Facebook. You deserve a party!

Play thematic Bingo and drinking games while watching Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony!

Enjoy a public reading of the Facebook Terms of Service!

Download your Facebook history and then sell it to me for 75 cents a pop (that’s the going rate these days). I promise I will only use your information for art!

Delete your Facebook account while making new Friends IRL!

Bring your own laptop or use the Flux iMac. First 10 downloads win a free USB stick.

Data dealing and tech support all night long!