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Mariam Ghani, “Garden of Forked Tongues” (2016) (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)

Welcome back to the Hyperallergic Podcast. In our latest episode, we continue on our mission to bring you playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

Tania Bruguera showing her Pangaea tattoo during our interview in Bryant Park.

This episode focuses on New York’s borough of Queens, which is becoming a growing hub of artistic activity in the city.

We talk to Tania Bruguera about her Immigrant Movement International project in Queens and her experience in Cuba, then we chat with artist Mariam Ghani about her commissioned mural at the Queen Museum, and finally we wander the Queens International biennial with director Laura Raicovich and guest co-curator Lindsey Berfond to discuss the exhibition’s themes of accumulation and globality.

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Here are some images from Queens International at the Queens Museum:

Sam Vernon, “Louise & Sam” (2016)

Lawrence Mesich, “Highest and Best Use (388 Bridge St.)” (2016)

Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, “KZ” (2016)

Melanie McLain, “Prepersonal” (2016)

Shane Mecklenburger, “Tendered Currency: Gunpowder Diamond” (2016)

Dave Hardy, “Destiny” (2014)

Interior of Brian Caverly, “Studio Abandon” (2011-16)

Exterior of Brian Caverly, “Studio Abandon” (2011-16)

Janks Archive, “Untitled (Forest Janks)” (2016)

Barb Smith, “Memory of a tiptoe, an evacuation, expansion cement, stolen doorstop … ” (2016)

Vahap Avṣar, “Lost Shadown [AND Museum]” (2015–16)

TheQueens Internationalcontinues at the Queens Museum (New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens) until July 31.

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