Event - Year of Uncertainty (YoU) Closing Reception

Year of Uncertainty (YoU) Closing Reception

02.13.22, 2:00 pm

Join us for a public reception to celebrate the Year of Uncertainty (YoU) exhibitions and projects, including solo exhibitions by YoU Artists-In-Residence: Gabo Camnitzer, Tecumseh Ceaser, Utsa Hazarika, Mo Kong, Julian Louis Phillips, and Alex Strada & Tali Keren, as well as presentations from YoU Community Partners: BordeAndo, Caribbean Equality Project, Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, Guardians of Flushing Bay, LIFE Camp, Malikah, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, and Sakhi for South Asian Women.


From 2:30-3:15pm, reception attendees are welcome to join a Barricades Workshop led by Artist-In-Residence Julian Louis Phillips in the Museum’s atrium.


***Please note that proof of vaccination and ID is required for entry to the Museum. Masks must be worn in the Museum at all times.***


We will be serving non-alcoholic beverages.
Beer will be available at the courtesy of SingleCut Beersmiths.
Food will be available for purchase from Cambodia Now, one of the most popular food vendors of Queens Night Market.


Over the course of 2021 and into 2022, the Queens Museum has been undertaking a Year of Uncertainty (YoU), a framework for strengthening connections among the Museum, our communities, and constituents, focused on creating new possibilities for culture, kinship, and mutual support. Centered around themes of Care, Repair, Play, Justice, and The Future, six Artists-In-Residence, nine Community Partners, and twelve Co-Thinkers were invited to be at the center of YoU through iterative processes of exhibition making, programming and shared thinking. The following exhibitions and projects are on view:


YoU Artists-in-Residence exhibitions

– Gabo Camnitzer, Glorious Wound
– Tecumseh Ceaser, Water Connects Us All
– Utsa Hazarika, Living As A Nation
– Mo Kong, Personal Ark
– Julian Louis Phillips, The Strategic Response Group (TSRG)
– Alex Strada & Tali Keren, Proposal for a 28th Amendment? Is it Possible to Amend an Unequal System?


YoU Community Partner exhibitions

– BordeAndo, Sentimientos en Comunidad (Feelings in Community)
– Caribbean Equality Project, Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics
– Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, En recuerdo de Lorena Borjas (In Remembrance of Lorena Borjas)
– Guardians of Flushing Bay, Field Station for Flushing Bay and Creek
– LIFE Camp, Kingdom Peace
– Malikah, What would the world look like, taste like, sound like, smell like, and feel like if ALL
women were safe and could step into their power?
 and Self Defense Toolkit
– Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, A Pandemic World – Through our Eyes
– Sakhi for South Asian Women, Inherent Power


Don’t miss these current exhibitions also on view during the reception:

Wet Networks, curated by Celine Wong Katzman, is installed alongside the Queens Museum’s long-term exhibition of The Relief Map of New York City’s Water Supply System, and is presented in partnership with Rhizome and CycleX. Wet Networks features artifacts and commissioned projects from Geek Camp 2021: Neversink Never Ever.

– The mural Black, Trans, & Alive (Qweens Song), by artist Glori Tuitt is on view on the north facade of the Queens Museum and will remain open for public viewing through Spring 2022. Tuitt is one of 5 artists selected to participate in Not a Monolith, a new public art and professional development initiative for NYC-based emerging Black artists, presented by ArtBridge, Facebook Open Arts, and We The Culture.