NYC Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona, NY 11368
Description: Enjoy this biennial that showcases the borough's vibrancy and diversity via artists who live and work in Queens. The 2013 edition, which also celebrates the museum's grand re-opening and expansion, is curated by Meiya Chang and Hitomi Iwasaki. For the first time in the biennial's history, artists from all genres will perform and showcase their work. See website for closing schedule.
1:00 � 2:00 pm QI artist Ander Mikalson�s Score for Two Dinosaurs in collaboration with Corona Youth Orchestra, audience is invited to the installation in the Atrium to participate in the re-creation of a segment of the score from the film Jurassic Park (1993) with playfully assembled objects accompanied by pictorial rendition of scores by the artist.
1:00-3:00pm In the Theater, join QI artists Queens World Film Festival for international shorts screenings, From/ Around the World including: Old Angel by Dony Chiang (Taiwan, 2012); 15 Summers Later by Pedro Collantes (Spain, 2011); My Green Pencil by Fayaz Bahram (Iran, 2012); Of Guilt and Grief by Tom van den Broek (Wales, 2012); Swing by Yen-ting Kuo (Taiwan, 2010); Curvas by David Galindo (Spain, 2012); Drat by Farzin Farzaneh (Canada,2010); At the Formal by Andrew Kavanagh (Australia, 2011); Tits of an 18 year old by Luca Gennari (Italy, 2012); and Pollicino by Cristiano Anania (Italy, 2012).
3:00-5:00pm In the Theater join QI artists Queens World Film Festival for From/Around the Corner, screenings either by Queens directors or set in Queens. Followed by Q&A with film directors. Titles include: Wyldflower by Justin Staley (2010); Baby I love You by Faiyaz Jafri (2012); Charred by Michael Chmiel (2012); My Emily by Brandon Sanford (2011); The Love Permit by Christopher Ludgate (2010); Can�t Dance by Richard Ulig (2011); Emma by Anne Hue (2012); My Day by Paul Kelly (2013) 2:00-5:00pm
QI Artist Theater 167/ Ari Laura Keith present a disassembled version of their original theatrical play, The Jackson Heights Trilogy throughout the Museum 4:30 � 5:00 pm QI Artist Jane Benson�s intercontinental live duet performance, Extended Play: ToWhenuaCentroChapineroCorona, a dual-channel video featuring two performers in remote locations each playing half of a bisected guitar-one in Corona, Queens and the other in Centro, Mexico City-and performing together live via AV feed.
5:00-6:00pm In the Atrium, QI Artist Joro-Boro presents Smuggle Party, a mix created on-site from mp3 files donated by QM visitors
5:00-6:00pm QI Artist Joseph Heathcott presents Brooklyn-Queens Borderlands Virtual Walking Tour on the Panorama
Queens International 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, La Guardia Corporation, Contemporary Art Foundation, Target, and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc. Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Venue Description: The Queens Museum of Art, located in the New York City Building in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, strives to present the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for those in the metropolitan area. Given its location, the museum makes concerted efforts to directly relate its programming to the surrounding contemporary urban life. This landmark remains a true piece of New York, as it is the only remaining building from the World's Fair. Shortly after its initial use, it became the recreation center for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and is still used in conjunction with the park today. Since its inception in 1939 for the New York World's Fair, the New York City Building has housed great works of art.
The Queens Museum of Art has an assortment of pieces including Tiffany lamps, windows, glass, and other items dating back to the early 20th century. Another popular long-term exhibit is the Panorama, originally built to celebrate the city's municipal infrastructure by simulating every building constructed in all five boroughs. Given the pace at which the city's skyline expands, work-intensive improvements have been made throughout the years to maintain the accuracy of the exhibit.
Educational programs for grades pre-K-12 and adults and seniors are offered throughout the year, including multi-session visits by a teaching artist or architect. Family programs and free drop-in art workshops are also available.
The Queens Museum of Art is in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in Queens. The museum's hours are Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm. Hour-long tours of the Panorama are offered every weekend and are free with admission. Private tours are also available. All areas of the gallery are wheelchair-accessible. For information on ticketing, parking, hours, and exhibits, call 718-592-9700 or visit queensmuseum.org. Admission is by suggested donation; $5 for adults, seniors and children $2.50.
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