Queens International 2018
Public Programs

Join us for the third in a series of dynamic public programs presented on the occasion of Queens International 2018: Volumes to delve deeper into the themes, contexts, and aesthetics that have informed the exhibition.

Programming on February 10th includes panel discussions, talks, screenings, and other events that examine the poetics of perception, technology, and scientific inquiry, as it relates to the creation of historical and personal narratives. This day of public programs will also coincide with the QM Studio Program Open Studios!

Schedule of Events:

1:00pm: Breakfast at Tiffany’s performance by QI 2018 artists Emmy Catedral and ray ferreira
(Meet in The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass Gallery, 1st Floor)

1:30pm: Gallery talk with QI 2018 artist Emilio Martinez Poppe on End Credits for the Places that Make Us (2018-2019)
(Studio Program Triangle, 1st Floor)

2:00-4:15pm: Screening of Milford Graves Full Mantis and Post-Screening Discussion & Q+A with QI 2018 artist Milford Graves, Jake Meginsky, and Christoph Cox
(QM Theater, 2nd Floor)
RSVP here. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. RSVP does not guarantee seating.
Milford Graves Full Mantis is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves is a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, and he remains one of the most influential living figures in the evolution of the form. The film draws the viewer through the artist’s lush garden and ornate home, into the martial arts dojo in his backyard and the laboratory in his basement – all of this just blocks from where he grew up in the housing projects of South Jamaica, Queens.
Queens Museum is pleased to welcome Graves, Full Mantis director and composer Jake Meginsky, and author Christoph Cox for an exciting discussion and Q+A following the film. Speaker bios can be found here.

3:00-4:30pm: The People’s Guide to the Queens International Writing Workshop
(The People’s Guide Writing Station, next to the Cafe, 1st Floor)
The People’s Guide to the Queens Seating is limited and is first come, first served. RSVP does not guarantee seating.
is a collaborative art project organized by Brian Droitcour and Christine Wong Yap. The People’s Guide invites the public to write reviews of artworks in the Queens International 2018 exhibition on the premise that anyone can be an art critic.

4:30-6:00pm: Panel Discussion
(Skylight Gallery, 1st Floor)
Check back here for further details.


Image: Milford Graves, PATHWAYS OF INFINITE POSSIBILITIES, 2017-2018. Photo: Hai Zhang

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