Queens International 2006 is the third installment of the Queens Museum of Art’s biennial survey of Queens-based artists. This year, 52 artists and two collaboratives weigh in on American culture, the politics of war, contemporary feminist issues, spirituality, the environment and a host of other subjects close to the hearts of many local residents. The multiplicity of experiences and ethnicities that coexist side by side in this borough is matched by the myriad approaches employed by the artists in Queens International 2006. Narrative, documentary, performative and conceptual strategies are explored with materials as broad ranging as mountaineering rope and incense sticks to cake frosting and motel towels.
Driven by the local/international flavor of the museum and given the astonishing cultural diversity of the borough, a conscious effort has been made to avoid arranging this exhibition by theme, national origin, or aesthetic affinity. What results is an incarnation of the biennial befitting of a subtitle that could just as easily describe the borough from which it was born – Everything All at Once.
Participating artists: Queens International 2006: Manuel Acevedo, Elia Alba, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Blanka Amezkua, Michael Antkowiak, Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Judith Barry, Cayetana Carrión and Camila Valdeavellano, Gigi Chen, Shen Chen, Anne Chu, Martha Colburn, David Dempewolf, Sjoerd Doting, Anindita Dutta, Yukari Edamitsu, Paul Galloway, Linda Ganjian, Orly Genger, Jesus Gonzalez Gutierrez, Debra Hampton, Joshua Abram Howard, Andrew Hur, Ran Hwang, Taeseong Kim, Fawn Krieger, Gwenessa Lam, Miyeon Lee, T. Charnan Lewis, Norma Markley, William McMillin, Yin Mei, Wardell Milan, Jason Mones, Ivan Monforte, Natalia Nakazawa, Renzo Ortega, Jihyun Park, Sophia Peer, Antonia Perez, Lucia Pizzani, Helen Quinn, Anita Ragusa, Sara Rahbar, José Emilio Rodríguez, Nola Romano, Gina Ruggeri, Judith Sloan, Amanda Sparks, Still Present Pasts – Injoo Whang – Ji-Young Yoo – Yul-san Liem – Grace M. Cho – Hosu Kim – Hyun Lee – Carolina McNeely, Jaret Vadera, Mary A. Valverde, Alejandra Villasmil, Anahita Vossoughi
Curated by: Jaishri Abichandani and Herb Tam