Queens International 2018: Volumes followed in the tradition of highlighting cultural forms, practices, values, and shared understandings in Queens-based communities. Partnering for the first time with the Queens Public Library, Volumes challenged the idea of the unmoving, static library or museum, addressing the depths of plurality and materiality within these spaces. This catalogue includes edited statements constructed from interviews with the Queens-based artists, including for the first time artists who have participated in earlier versions of the Queens International exhibitions. Artists’ works in the exhibit responded to sites throughout the Queens Museum and select Queens Library branches. Using redemptive historical archives, artists reconsidered histories and policies through abstraction and interpretation.
Artists: Damali Abrams; Haley Bueschlen, Gabo Camnitzer, Emmy Catedral, Camel Collective (Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats); U. Kanad Chakrabarti; Jesse Chun; Oscar Rene Cornejo; Chris Domenick; Brian Droitcour and Christine Wong Yap; Ray Ferreira; Christina Freeman; Milford Graves; Janet Henry, Camille Hoffman; Kim Hoeckele; Heidi Howard and Liz Phillips; Qiren Hu; Juan Irabarren; Paolo Javier and David Mason; Peter Kaspar; Patrick Killoran; Ernesto Klar; Essye Klempner; Mo Kong; Ani Liu; Umber Majeed; Emilio Martinez Poppe; Gloria Maximo; Asif Mian; Wardell Milan; Beatrice Modisett; Arthur Ou; KT Pe Benito; Gabriela Salazar; Raycaster (Ziv Schneider and Shirin Anlen); Jaret Vadera; Mary A. Valverde; Cullen Washington Jr.; and Jack Whitten.
Curator: Sophia Marisa Lucas, Baseera Khan
Authors: Debra Wimpfheimer, Sophia Marisa Lucas, Baseera Khan
Designer: Bryan Wilner
Photographer: Hai Zhang
Printer: Linco, New York
Exhibition dates: October 7, 2018–February 24, 2019