QI 2018: Queens Museum Comes To the Library!

The Queens Museum’s Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened in October—and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, this major exhibit will have a presence outside the Museum, with art installations in three Queens Library locations: Flushing, Lefrak City, and Central Library in Jamaica!

Since it began in 2002, the Queens Museum’s Queens International has highlighted the work of artists in Queens in a major biennial group exhibition. This year marks Queens Museum’s first partnership with Queens Library for the exhibit.

Come out on November 10 to hear the artists discuss their projects and to participate in workshops, and visit our three branches during QI 2018 to explore these wonderful installations!



QI 2018 at Queens Library: Opening Day Events


Central Library
On Display from November 10, 2018 - February 24, 2019

November 10, 11am to 12:30pm
Patrick Killoran introduces Passage, a project that highlights the library as an institution that uniquely produces and shares knowledge and inquiry and focuses on how social and in-person exchanges of knowledge take place in the library’s physical space, even in an age when the Internet has replaced much of the research that used to take place in libraries.

Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica


Lefrak City
Fel Santos: I of Newtown

On Display from November 10, 2018 - February 24, 2019

November 10, 1pm
The People’s Guide to the Queens International Writing Workshop

Brian Droitcour and Christine Wong Yap invite you to review the QI 2018 artwork, based on the idea that anyone can be an art critic.

November 10, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Paolo Javier and David Mason debut their installation Fel Santos: I of Newtown, which uses film, video, sound poetry, music, and the work of Fel Santos, a poet from Woodside and immigrant from the Philippines, to share the intimacy and innovation of language that is unique to multilingual and postcolonial cultures.

Lefrak City Library
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona


Black Cloud, Thin Ice

On Display from November 10, 2018 - December 8, 2018

November 10, 2pm to 3:30pm
Family Art Workshop: Journey of the Honeybee

Led by Queens Museum teaching artist Yan Cynthia Chen, this workshop is inspired by artist Mo Kong's Flushing installation and the "American" honeybee's migration to the United States. We invite families to create a story of migration through the making of their own transportation vehicle. This program includes a talk by Mo Kong.

November 10, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Mo Kong launches his installation Black Cloud, Thin Ice, which examines migration and the creation of global identity and explores ideas of community, selfhood, and belonging through the lens of “American” honeybees. (The "American" honeybee is actually from Italy and not native to North America.)

Flushing Library
41-17 Main Street


Registration for free shuttle bus service between our three Opening Day Events is available! Email Lindsey Berfond at Lberfond@queensmuseum.org to reserve your seat. The shuttle bus will pick up at 10:30am at the Jackson Heights 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue subway station (7/E/F/M/R) and end at the Flushing Library branch, dropping off at 3:30pm. Space is limited!


Read our QI 2018 Opening Day Events poster in Chinese and Spanish.

For more information about Queens International 2018: Volumes, please visit queensmuseum.org/qi2018.

QI 2018 is made possible in part by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Agnes Gund, and the American Chai Trust. Exhibitions at the Queens Museum receive significant support from Ford Foundation. Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Lambent Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

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