Closing Celebration: Bringing the World into the World

When 12 Oct 2014
3:30PM - 8:00PM
Where Queens Museum
New York City Building
Queens, NY 11368
United States
Enquiry (718) 592-9700

Join us for the closing celebration of Bringing the World into the World featuring new commissions and existing works by Alighiero Boetti, Chris Burden, Ray and Charles Eames, Harun Farocki, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hikaru Hayakawa, Yumi Kori, L+ [PAK Sheung Chuen, WO Man Yee, LEE Soen Long], Liu Wei, Robert Moses and Raymond Lester & Associates, Reanimation Library, Jessica Rylan, Tavares Strachan, Clarissa Tossin, Lawrence Weiner, and Wong Kit Yi.

3:30-5pm I CHING PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, Workshop by Wong Kit Yi and Manuel Cirauqui This workshop is a playful experimentation on the topography of New York, using the millenary wisdom of the I Ching (“Book of Change”) as a guide through the city’s five boroughs. Taking place in Robert Moses’s Panorama of the City of New York, the workshop will explore the affective connections and spiritual meanings of specific areas that participants will select according to their biographical experiences, interests, and fantasies. Not a numerical chance operation à la John Cage, but a speculative drift resulting in a fictional reorganization of the cityscape, this work session will also draw on the principles of Feng Shui, specifically when applied to geographic locations, buildings, and rooms. Participants will be given individual paper maps as their own worksheets. These will be signed, collected, and scanned at the end of the session, in order to generate a shared archive of the experiment. I CHING PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY will be held by artist Wong Kit Yi and Manuel Cirauqui, writer and assistant curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York.

4:00 – 5:50pm Solar System Walk,Vol. 3 Astrophysicist Dr. Emily L. Rice, and friends of Astronomy on Tap, guide you from Pluto (at Leo’s Latticini, 46-02 104th St. Corona) to the Sun in the Panorama at the Museum. This is the final Solar System Walk of Burden’s installation organized and navigated by The Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees amateurastronomerssalon.org. Burden’s work is a scale model, both in size and distance, of the solar system where the Sun is represented by a sphere 13 inches in diameter and 40 inches in circumference and is placed just above the Bronx on the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum. Each planet of the solar system is constructed at the correct scale and is placed at the correct distance in relation to the Sun across and beyond Flushing Meadows Corona Park into the neighborhood of Corona.

5:30 – 6:30pm Reanimation Library founder Andrew Beccone will talk about his project RL and perform an ongoing library project entitled An Incomplete Portrait of the Reanimation Library;

6 – 8pm The Panorama Inspires Once again, the Panorama Wizard Dr. Momchedjikova takes you on an express tour of the Panorama of the City of New York to highlight works by Burden, Eames, Rylan, and Kori, and to discuss the Panorama’s inspiration for the exhibition and its upcoming publication.

6 – 8pm Open Bar and Book Launch: An Incomplete User’s Guide to Bringing the World into the World.

All programs are free and open to public and for some seating is limited. RSVP and more information: exhibitions@queensmuseum.org.

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