Queens Museum: Fall Exhibitions, 2017

Queens Museum

Fall Exhibitions Opening 2017

Sep 17
Enjoy an opening celebration of the Queens Museum’s upcoming fall exhibitions.  
  Experience special artist performances, see video screenings from community members, 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 from the Mets-Willets Point 7-train subway station running from 1:30–5:30pm.
On view Sep 17, 2017–Feb 18, 2018
Patty Chang:
The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017

Drawing inspiration from The Wandering Lake: Into the Heart of Asia (1938), a book by turn-of-the-century colonial explorer Sven Hedin about a mysterious lake in a perpetual state of flux in the desert of Western China, Chang explores how the instability of geography can mirror and rupture our sense of reality, place, and self.


Never Built New York

Presenting 200 years of visionary architectural and urban designs that never came to be, all brought to life for the first time with original drawings, renderings, newly commissioned models, and 3D visualizations.

At 3pm, join us for a tour with co-curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin of Never Built New York.


Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary Violence

Smith draws from her own experience of visiting her father in each of the six prisons he has inhabited over the past 20 years in order to question the fictions about the systems and structures that govern our lives, and our illusions of order and justice.

At 4pm, two performances will take place in conjunction with the exhibition, Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary Violence by artist Devin Kenny, and Bonita Oliver of French Leave and Simone Tyson as Bloodstone.


Julia Weist with Nestor Siré:
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American artist Julia Weist collaborates with Cuban artist Nestor Siré to explore and intervene in El Paquete Semanal or “the weekly package,” a cultural and economic phenomenon that developed in Cuba in place of internet connectivity, in which a 1 terabyte digital media collection is aggregated weekly and circulated across the country via in-person file sharing.A paquetero, or Paquete agent/guide, will be available to guide visitors through downloadable content that they can take home. Bring a hard drive or USB stick!


Stepping into Our Courage:
Community Partnership Gallery Exhibition

On view Sep 13–Oct 14, 2017At 3–5pm join us in the theater for programming in conjunction with the Community Partnership Gallery opening of Stepping into Our Courage highlighting the activities of the Museum’s offsite immigrant arts and activism center, Immigrant Movement International Corona.
Images: Patty Chang, Installation view, Invocation for a Wandering Lake, Part I, 2015. Projection, 12:49 minutes, sound, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and BANK/MABSOCIETY. Photo by Hai Zhang; Buckminster Fuller, Dome Over Manhattan, 1960. Black and white photograph on board with dome overlay, 12 3/4 x 18 3/8 in. Courtesy Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries and The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller; Sable Elyse Smith, Men Who Swallow Themselves in Mirrors (video still), 2017. Courtesy the artist; Julia Weist and Nestor Siré. Still from Holguin (BABALAWO), 2016–2017. Digital video, 00:49 minutes, sound. Included in ARCA, 2017. Mixed media installation. Courtesy the artists

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 Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Lambent Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.




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