Event - Spring Exhibition Opening 2018

Spring Exhibition Opening 2018

04.08.18, 2:00 pm

Gather at the Queens Museum to celebrate the opening of Mel Chin: All Over the Place co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty.

Experience a special fashion event, meet the Queens Museum’s artists-in-residence, and take a peek at work in progress during open studios! Plus, there will be a free shuttle between the Museum and Mets-Willets Point stop on the 7 train running from 1:30–5:30pm.

All Over the Place features more than 70 works by conceptual artist Mel Chin, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, documentation, and public works. The exhibition will spill out of the Museum, presenting artworks at various sites across New York City, including Chin’s first Mixed Reality work, that open during the Summer.

Chin’s extraordinary range of artistic approaches and unusual use of media allows his work to be malleable and defy classification. Environmental injustice, history, cartography and ecology are some of the disciplines that intersect in Chin’s politically charged work that investigates how art can promote social awareness and animate representation; and how collaborative teamwork can posit community-based solutions to ecological and socio-political crises.

Image: Mel Chin, I Don’t Want To,  2006. Sterling silver and Belizian hand-knapped flint, 2 x 30 x 28 inches, Photo Courtesy Judy Cooper. Collection Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Mel Chin: All Over the Place is made possible in part by lead support from the Henry Luce Foundation and Ford Foundation. Major support is provided by Sarah Arison, Suzanne Deal Booth, Agnes Gund, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Ann and James Harithas, Ellen and Bill Taubman, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Annette Blum, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., Matthew Cushing, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Thomas Pascal Will Robinson, and two anonymous donors. Additional support is provided by Fairfax Dorn and Marc Glimcher, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Special thanks to the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Exhibitions at the Queens Museum receive significant support from Ford Foundation and the Charina Endowment Fund. Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Lambent Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.