One exhibit in particular is near and dear to my eye -- photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's images of Queens, New York. Last year his cinematic shots along the #7 subway won a prize from the NY Times.
Another exhibit has me anxious to see how it turns out. The awesome idea is to create a visual dictionary of mega-city Mexico City. The QMA's programming has taken such a distinct step-up in the last year or two that this exhibit might open our eyes to what the QMA's is and can be.
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: Habitat 7 Chien's large-scale panoramic photos are of life in Queens. I'm looking forward to seeing his photo panoramas in the same building as the scale-model panorama of NYC. (Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: Habitat 7, March 12 — July 9, 2006)
ABCDF: Portraits of Mexico City aims to be a visual dictionary of the grand metropolis Mexico City. Hundreds of images, sounds, objects, and films bring the city to life, letter by letter. Call it visual anthropology. (ABCDF: Portraits of Mexico City - March 12 - August 20, 2006)
Open Routines: Recent Projects by Pedro Lasch Mexican/New York artist Pedro Lasch's work strives to connect contemporary art to the Latino/Mexican community and experience vis-a-vis the U.S. (Open Routines: Recent Projects by Pedro Lasch, March 12 - July 9, 2006)
- New Exhibits at the Queens Museum of Art
- Opening - March 12, 2006, 3-6 p.m., free (normal admission is $5/$2.50 donation)
- All March Events at Queens Museum of Art
- Queens Museum of Art - Visitors Guide and Directions, Flushing Meadows Park (next to the Unisphere)