Art and culture have always brought communities from across the world together, offering new and creative ideas that help us understand the world around us. The concept of connectivity through the arts is especially important as the city reawakens from the winter and slowly draws in visitors from across the country. The Queens Museum, a leading international art museum, and educational center, recently unveiled its spring 2021 exhibitions that address some of the most complex issues in our society. In an upcoming virtual tour of the museum led by a pair of curators, you can get an inside look at two of these new exhibitions!
Virtual Visit to the Queens Museum
On this virtual tour:
- Gain insight into what the Queens Museum has to offer this season for visitors
- Experience a virtual overview of the museum’s newest spring exhibitions
- Get an in-depth look at the artist inspiration behind Asif Mian’s RAF: Prosthetic Location and Kenneth Tam’s Silent Spikes
- Explore how each artist conveys complex social issues of masculinity and the Asian American experience, as well as how we recover from violence
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In this virtual tour, the museum’s curators will virtually guide viewers through two exhibitions: Asif Mian’s RAF: Prosthetic Location and Kenneth Tam’s Silent Spikes. These distinct shows place a spotlight on uncomfortable but relevant topics like healing in the aftermath of violence and constructions of gender, race and value. While inspired by different issues, the artists convey a singular ominous thread that dominated our lives in 2020. During this presentation, the curators will also provide a deeper look into the topics presented by each artist and how they relate to the world around post-1990s development.
This tour will be led by curators Sophia Marisa Lucas and Lindsey Berfond. Sophia Marisa Lucas is an Assistant Curator at the Queens Museum, where she has organized, co-organized, and supported over 20 exhibitions including, Queens International 2018: Volumes (organized with artist Baseera Khan), the eighth iteration of the museum’s biannual exhibition of Queens-based artists, mounted in partnership with the Queens Public Library; QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship exhibitions by Sable Elyse Smith and Julia Weist (Fall 2017 with Hitomi Iwasaki) and American Artist (Fall 2019); the first major retrospective of Mierle Laderman Ukeles (Fall 2016, assisting Larissa Harris). Current and upcoming exhibitions include newly commissioned projects by Ulrike Muller in collaboration with Amy Zion (with Larissa Harris), Queens Museum-Jerome Fellow Sydney Shen, and Kenneth Tam. Previously, she contributed to exhibitions and programming at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; The Artist’s Institute, New York; and Slought Foundation, Philadelphia.
Lindsey Berfond is also an Assistant Curator at Queens Museum where she has organized and supported a wide range of exhibitions and public programming with artists, thinkers, cultural producers, and communities. She has co-curated Queens International 2016 (with Hitomi Iwasaki), the seventh iteration of the museum’s biannual exhibition of Queens-based artists, and recently curated QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship exhibitions by Alexandria Smith and Asif Mian. Berfond earned her BA degree in Art History from New York University and her MA degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She has contributed to exhibitions and other programming at institutions such as Art in General, NURTUREart, and SculptureCenter.
Virtual Visit to the Queens Museum
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