Queens International Closing Celebration

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January 19, 2014


Queens Museum


All Ages

$8 adults and children over 12; $4 seniors; free for children younger than 12

Event 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.

Closing program

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.

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Phone: 718-592-9700
Website: queensmuseum.org

About Queens Museum

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.


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