Queens International 2013 Seeks Participants


Queens International 2013 features a wide range of exciting performances, workshops, and participatory programs. The programs below require donations from you as well as advanced planning, so take a look, register and gather materials.

artCommons in Jackson Heights

By Art & The Commons (David Andersson and Antonio Serna)

WHEN: On-going
WHERE: Jackson Heights, Queens
WHAT: Art-sharing project
WHO: Artists and residents of Jackson Heights, Queens

artCommons is an experimental, free-of-charge, art-sharing project intended for multiple locations throughout New York, carefully tailored to the characteristics of each respective community. The artCommons pilot project will launch in Jackson Heights, and is a participant project in Queens International 2013.

Artists and residents in Jackson Heights are invited to be part of this exciting art-sharing project, in which artists register 1- 3 artworks to lend to their neighbors. Residents must register to borrow these artworks, and are allowed to take them home for a duration of time.

To register online and find out more, please visit www.artcommons.org


Brooklyn-Queens Borderlands: Virtual Walking Tour on the Panorama

By Joseph Heathcott

WHEN: Sunday, January 19th, 5:00-6:00pm
WHERE: Queens Museum, The Panorama of the City of New York
WHAT: Hijacked Panorama tour about the Brooklyn-Queens Border
WHO: Open to all

Using the Panorama as an investigative space, Joseph Heathcott takes visitors on a journey through the Brooklyn-Queens Borderlands. Along the way, we consider the nature, form, and meaning of the border as it threads through the life of the boroughs. The tour will also consider several ‘border scenarios’ in order to speculate on the power of dividing lines, and imagine what would happen if we could move the ancient ‘boundary rock’ to new locations, thereby stretching Queens into new shapes and configurations. Through this tour we hope to recast the Brooklyn-Queens Border, away from a taken-for-granted political divisor to a kind of imaginary space where many things are possible.

No registration necessary. For further information please contact exhibitions@queensmuseum.org

Bureau of Borrowed Objects

By Cheon Pyo Lee

WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays, November 9, 2013 – January 19, 2014
WHERE: Queens Museum, at the Bureau installation to the left side of the Parkside entrance
WHAT: Bring your valued possession to be evaluated, classified, and re-evaluated. 3D facsimile will be made by the artist for display in the show and your original object will be returned to you.
WHO: Open to all

Can’t decide what is valuable in your life? Let artist Cheon Pyo Lee help you. Come to the Bureau of Borrowed Objects to be part of something bigger. Once processed, our object’s facsimile will remain as part of his installation.

No registration necessary. For further information please contact exhibitions@queensmuseum.org

Score for Two Dinosaurs

By Ander Mikalson

WHEN: Sunday, January 19th, 1:00-2:00pm
WHERE: Queens Museum Atrium
WHAT: Participatory film sound score session
WHO: Everyone who loves dinosaurs! Yes, it’s “Jurassic Park”

You are invited to put on a lab coat, blow into a whistle, throw magnets into the air, and stomp around with cinder blocks taped to your feet together with members from the local Corona Youth Orchestra. Participants will be directed to take an instrument from the dozens of gadgets, party toys, household items, and curios mounted on the walls of the gallery in neat taxonomic rows. Don’t worry, we will rehearse. The corresponding brightly colored, hand-drawn scores, or cue sheets charge the participants with playing their instruments at precise moments indicated by a scrolling timestamp projected on the opposite wall. It’s your noise! Bring the famous movie dinos into life! No music instrument training required.

To register and further information, please contact exhibitions@queensmuseum.org.

Queens International 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, La Guardia Corporation, Contemporary Art Foundation, Target, and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc. Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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