Event - (POSTPONED) Year of Uncertainty Reception

(POSTPONED) Year of Uncertainty Reception

01.09.22, 2:00 pm

Due to COVID precautions, the planned Year of Uncertainty Reception celebrating YoU exhibitions and projects has been postponed. This event will no longer take place on Sunday, January 9th, 2022, from 2:00pm-5:00pm. We’ll keep you updated about the rescheduled date.


The Queens Museum will still remain open to the public from 12:00pm-5:00pm. We invite you to come visit the exhibitions this weekend or any time before the Year of Uncertainty closes on February 13th. Book your free timed ticket to the Museum here.


Please join us for a public reception to celebrate the Year of Uncertainty exhibitions and projects by Artists-In-Residence and Community Partners, as well as current temporary exhibitions Wet Networks, Ambitious Slogans and Colorful Promises: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, and Black, Trans, & Alive (Qweens Song).


Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022


Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Queens Museum
NYC Building
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Corona, NY 11368


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, this program responds to hyperlocal and international states of precarity that have been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the crises of inaction and unaccountability toward racial justice and xenophobia, climate reparations, and income disparity. 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 are on view:


YoU Artists-in-Residence

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 Partners

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
MinKwon Center for Community Action, No Longer Invisible Vigil (Video Documentation)
Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, A Pandemic World – Through our Eyes
Sakhi for South Asian Women, Inherent Power


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


Ambitious Slogans and Colorful Promises: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair provides both context for and a challenge to the performative idealism embedded in the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair.


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.