Organized by: Herb Tam and Lu Zhang
Artists: Janice Chung, Mamahuhu (Yuki He and Qianfan Gu), Herb Tam, Xueli Wang, Xiyadie, Anne Wu, Lu Zhang
Directions to the exhibition: When you reach Flushing Public Library, go up Kissena Blvd till you see the Q17/Q27 stop. Go past the garage gate, enter the mini-mall on the right where scooters and bikes are parked outside.
The businesses inside the mall collaborate to serve another crucial function: as a place to look for home. Rooms-for-rent postings are taped onto the glass walls of every business, drawing those searching for low-cost, temporary housing.
The descriptions come without images so home-seekers are left to imagine: what does home look like in Flushing? Home-O-Stasis: Life and Livelihoods in Flushing gathers the work of 8 artists who have intimate and spiritual connections to Flushing, Queens. They created work as messages to people looking for a place to live, presented alongside the room-for-rent postings. The exhibition honors the immigrant life and livelihoods that both rely on this mini-mall and make Flushing run. It honors a Flushing way of being and doing things, an effort towards Home-O-Stasis, or the constant improvisation towards finding and defining home, and achieving a fleeting sense of balance.
Tam and Zhang are giving walking tours of the exhibition on Friday, July 21 from noon to 6pm.
Through July 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 41-40 Kissena Blvd. Take the 7 train to Flushing Main Street, and walk two minutes along Main Street to the Queens Public Library. From there turn right on Kissena Boulevard till you see the Q17/Q27 stop. Go past the garage gate and enter the mini-mall on the right.