From 6 to 10 P.M. come out to the Queens Museum on this July 31st beautiful Friday evening for performance and live events by our studio program artists. In the Studio Program Exhibition galleries and around the museum, Juan Betancurth hosts a wide array of sound and music-related performers, while every hour on the hour Caroline Woodard and Lika Volkova come alive under the Queens Museum’s central skylight. Live events by a range of artists include Unknown Packages, a performance by Jewyo Rhii with participating artists Rhii, Boram Moon, Ikjung Cho, Jinju Lee and Jihyun Jung, unfolding in the Studio Wing. Finally, outside around the Unisphere, Brian Zegeer presents Moses Meets the Prophet (A Treatise on the Nature of the Marks on the Face of the Moon) in which performers, costumed as New York City skyscrapers, tell the story of a fictional meeting between Robert Moses, the “Power Broker” responsible for Corona Park’s 1939 and 1964 Worlds’ Fairs, and Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.
Certain artists’ studios in the studio wing will also be open to the public — for a rare glimpse behind the scenes. There will be an open bar and a shuttle bus from Mets-Willets Point.
Image: Juan Betancurth, Virtues of Disequilibrium, 2015. Installation view, Queens Museum.
Mark Hayes 6:30 PMEnter to new sounds from new instruments from found objects.
Juan Betancurth 8 PMA body performance by Juan Betancurth
Juan Betancurth 9 PMMaria Chavez, MV Carbon, Victoria Keddie, and Bonnie Jones in a sound performance at Betancurth’s installation.
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Lika Volkova and Caroline Woolard 7, 8 and 9 PMA performance work-in-progress with Volkova’s sculptural garments, Woolard’s horological drawings, and a text by Leigh Claire La Berge.
|Unknown Packages Queens|
Unknown Packages 6:30 PM (Part 1) and 8 PM (Part 2)Boram Moon, Ikjung Cho, Jinju Lee, Jihyun Jung and Jewyo Rhii (Unknown Packages) have been practicing the possibility of ‘storytelling’ in the field of visual art. Here they’ll apply their own visual media to the time-based form.
|A Treatise on the Nature of the Marks on the Face of the Moon|
Brian Zegeer 8:30 PMIn which performers, New York City skyscrapers, tell the story of a fictional meeting between Robert Moses, the “Power Broker” responsible for Corona Park’s 1939 and 1964 Worlds’ Fairs, and Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.