Event - Open A.I.R. Artists Services Program: Dinner with Herb Tam (OFFSITE)

Open A.I.R. Artists Services Program: Dinner with Herb Tam (OFFSITE)

08.21.14, 6:30 pm

Join Curator Herb Tam for a meal and informal discussion at Takesushi restaurant in Sunnyside.

We believe that informal no-agenda meetings can be incredibly fruitful and generative for artist. Come ask questions, discuss your work, and share a delicious meal with curator Herb Tam and 9 other artists.

How does it work?

Answer Herb Tam’s question: Why do you make art? By following this link: https://queensmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/open-air-dinner-with-herb-tam/

Please limit your answer to one line!

Submit your answer by August 10th.

10 artists will be chosen based on their answers.

The event is free but you will have to pay for your own meal.

About Herb Tam

Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York where he recently curated exhibitions by documentary photographer Annie Ling and artist Tomie Arai about contemporary life in New York’s Chinatown. In 2012 he curated “America through a Chinese Lens,” which surveyed photographs of America by contemporary artists and non-professional photographers of Chinese descent. Tam has previously served as the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. While at Exit Art, he curated “New Mirrors: Painting in a Transparent World”; and co-curated “Summer Mixtape Volume 1,” an exhibition exploring the role of pop music in the work of emerging artists. In 2007, Tam curated “A Jamaica, Queens Thing,” about the intersection between hip hop and the crack cocaine epidemic. He has also curated solo exhibitions with artists Lee Mingwei, Rafael Sanchez and Regina Jose Galindo, and has worked on historical exhibitions about urban planner Robert Moses and alternative art spaces in New York.

About Takesushi in Sunnyside – http://www.yelp.com/biz/takesushi-sunnyside 

About Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program

The expanded Queens Museum features a new, expanded slate of artist services, including a brand new Studio Program, with professional development features and a networking Lecture Series that draws on human resources at the Queens Museum. Open A.I.R. programs will offer professional development topics targeted specifically to all interested emerging artists.

Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support 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.

Questions? Email sjmo@queensmuseum.org