Mel Chin’s work, while visually fascinating and intellectually invigorating, when it moves beyond representation becomes significant, material, socio-political action.
Mel Chin Submerges Times Square in a Post-Apocalyptic Future
This Wednesday, Mel Chin takes over Times Square as part of his multi-location, interactive art exhibit that includes an animatronic sculpture and a mixed-reality experience.
Open Engagement Returns to the Queens Museum for Artist-Led Conference on Sustainability
This will be the 10th edition of the artist-led conference and “the last in its current form,” according to the organizers.
Queens Museum Releases Report Making Extraordinary Allegations Against Former Director
The results of an independent investigation into last years controversy pins much of the blame on the museum’s former director and former deputy director.
Queens Museum Director’s Departure Prompts Call for More Politically Engaged Art Institutions
An open letter signed by 38 curators, artists, and academics praises Laura Raicovich and calls on art institutions to advance “cultural and social as well as political public discourse.”
The Unbuilt Futuristic Architecture of New York City
Never Built New York at the Queens Museum explores almost two centuries of unrealized architecture through blueprints, drawings, a panorama, and a bouncy castle.
Ruination and Rumination on the Anthropocene
Patty Chang’s ecological art struggles with its own fatalism.
Delivering the Internet, an Underground Network Keeps Cubans Connected
At the Queens Museum, an exhibition by Julia Weist and Nestor Siré explores Cuba’s underground media-sharing network.
Queens Museum Cancels, Then Reinstates Israel-Sponsored Event After Accusations of Antisemitism
Fallout from the cancellation and reinstating of the event, organized by Israel’s ambassador to the UN, raises concerns about how museums might do business in light of recent anti-BDS legislation.
An Animated Movie Reimagines Nosferatu in Present-Day NYC
Premiering this week, Andrea Mastrovito’s NYsferatu is an adaptation of 1922 silent film as a parable about the immigrant experience made using rotoscope animation.
A Vision of US Immigration Beyond the Melting Pot
At the Queens Museum, Ronny Quevedo uses the rules of sports as metaphors for the boundaries drawn in public space.
Ronny Quevedo’s Field of Play
At the Queens Museum, the artist has applied colored pieces of vinyl tape to the atrium floor in the shapes of athletic field boundary lines.