An Evening of Artists’ Projects

Come out to the Queens Museum on a beautiful Friday evening for performance and live events by our studio program artists. In the Studio Program Exhibition galleries and around the museum, Juan Betancurth hosts a wide array of sound and music-related performers, while every hour on the hour Caroline Woodard and Lika Volkova come alive under the Queens Museum’s central skylight. Live events by a range of artists include Unknown Packages, a performance by Jewyo Rhii with participating artists Rhii, Boram Moon, Ikjung Cho, Jinju Lee and Jihyun Jung, unfolding in the Studio Wing. Finally, outside around the Unisphere, Brian Zegeer presents Moses Meets the Prophet (A Treatise on the Nature of the Marks on the Face of the Moon) in which performers, costumed as New York City skyscrapers, tell the story of a fictional meeting between Robert Moses, the “Power Broker” responsible for Corona Park’s 1939 and 1964 Worlds’ Fairs, and Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.

Certain artists’ studios in the studio wing will also be open to the public — for a rare glimpse behind the scenes.

Performance Schedule:

7:30pm
Untitled
Mark Hayes
Enter to new sounds from new instruments from found objects.
Glass stairway

6pm (Part 1), 8pm (Part 2)
Unknown Packages Queens
Unknown Packages
Boram Moon, Ikjung Cho, Jinju Lee, Jihyun Jung and Jewyo Rhii (Unknown Packages) have been practicing the possibility of ‘storytelling’ in the field of visual art. Here they’ll apply their own visual media to the time-based form.
Triangle Gallery

7pm
Clepsydra/New Economic Policy
Lika Volkova and Caroline Woolard
A performance work-in-progress with Volkova’s sculptural garments, Woolard’s horological drawings, and a text by Leigh Claire La Berge.
Skylight Gallery

8pm
Disequilibrium
Juan Betancurth
A body performance by Juan Betancurth.
Taiwan Gallery

8:30pm
A Treatise on the Nature of the Marks on the Face of the Moon
Brian Zegeer and Karen Hwang
Sound by Baby Copperhead and Bill Bowen
In which performers, New York City skyscrapers, tell the story of a fictional meeting between Robert Moses, the "Power Broker” responsible for Corona Park’s 1939 and 1964 Worlds’ Fairs, and Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.
Outside, by the Unisphere

9pm Sisters
Juan Betancurth
Maria Chavez, MV Carbon, Victoria Keddie, and Bonnie Jones in a sound performance at Betancurth’s installation.
Taiwan Gallery

Image: Juan Betancurth, Virtues of Disequilibrium, 2015. Installation view, Queens Museum.

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