Join us for the opening of four new exhibitions and accompanying screenings, artist walkthroughs, and performances. Plus open studio hours.
Schedule of Activities
4-5:45pm: Screening of Bringing Tibet Home (Tenzin Tsetan Choklay, 82min, 2013)
When a Tibetan refugee dies from a terminal illness, his last wish to set foot on his native soil remains unfulfilled… until his son, Tenzing Rigdol, a New York-based artist, embarks on an unthinkable journey to reunite Tibetans in exile with their land literally through an art project. Introduction by featured artist Tenzing Rigdol. In the Theater, 2nd Floor.
4-6pm: BikeART Party is a photography event organized in collaboration with Recycle-A-Bicycle, supported by architecture, landscape design and urban planning organizations. Participants pose in front of a curated selection of landscapes of New York City from the past, the present and the future. On the occasion of the opening of That Kodak Moment, it will include landscapes from the World’s Fairs drawn from images in the Queens Museum archives. In the same spirit as the Kodak Pavilions at the New York fairs, the BikeART Party encourages participants to imagine themselves in an idealized world. In the Unisphere Gallery, 2nd Floor.
5-8pm: Open Bar. In the Atrium.
5-5:45pm: Gallery walkthrough of Commonly Newcomer: Jewyo Rhii.
Jewyo Rhii and QM curator Hitomi Iwasaki will conduct an informal dialogue as they tour the show.
5:45-6:30pm: Walkthrough of Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art and the complementary exhibit Kora: A Meditation on Pilgrimage with participating artists Marie-Dolma Chophel, Tenzing Rigdol, Chungpo Tsering, Tashi Norbu, Tulku Jamyang. Meet in The Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery.
6:00-6:45pm: Polit-Sheer-Form Office makes a “Tofu Wall”
Introduced by curator Larissa Harris and exhibition guest curator Ruijun Shen (Guangdong Times Museum). In the Atrium.
6:30-7.30pm: Exiled Tibetan poet and writer Bhuchung D. Sonam will read from his new book Yak Horns, which covers topics such as, contemporary Tibetan writing, music, film and politics.
Followed by a conversation with Tenzing Rigdol. In the Theater, 2nd Floor.
7:30-8pm: Finale Performance by Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts musicians Sonam Phuntsok and Tenzin Norbu. In the Atrium.
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