You are invited to the Queens Museum Summer Open Studios. Seven studio artists/artist collectives–Jeannine Han/Daniel Riley, Woomin Kim, Xin Liu, Iman Raad, Jennifer May Reiland, Lachell Workman and The Room of Spirit and Time (Taro Masushio, Xiaofei Mo, Ali Van, Wang Xu and Cici Wu), along with Social Practice Queens (part of Queens College MFA Program)–will open their studios from 1-4pm.
During the Open Studios, the studio artists will present the following public events:
1-2pm: Living Distance Artist Talk and Screening
Xin Liu in discussion with Xin Wang
Living Distance documents Xin’s most recent piece in which she worked with MIT Media Lab to launch a robotic sculpture carrying her wisdom tooth into suborbital space onboard a Blue Origin New Shepard flight. The launch had been almost a year in the making, as Xin led a team of designers, engineers, programmers, and fabricators to create EBIFA, a crystalline robotic device that could move autonomously in zero gravity. The screening will be followed by a discussion with artist Xin Liu and curator and art historian Xin Wang.
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1-4pm: Bodna Samachar
Zaid Islam (SPQ)
New York City, a location where water is abundant, is home to thousands of migrants from regions where the bodna is used, a water vessel to clean oneself after using the bathroom. Zaid is offering visitors an opportunity to borrow and use a bodna at a restroom inside the Studio Program at Queens Museum. He is providing charcoal powder to wash your hands after using the bodna. Participants are encouraged to log their experiences in a journal at the bodna station.
Photo Credit: Studio artist Lachell Workman with independent curator Amanda Abi Khalil in the studio at Queens Museum.
The Studio Program at the Queens Museum is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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