Sunday, April 22, 2012

GUGGENHEIM tours JH - Art Abounds

Every Friday, April 6th - May 4th, 2012
3:00 - 6:00 PM
37th Road Pedestrian Plaza
Jackson Heights, Queens

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, presents ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection.

Hector Canonge and Camila Cañeque present the durational, site-specific performance and public intervention "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart"inspired by the transient nature of people, and the ephemeral relevance of historical figures. The performance evokes the complex relationship, influence, and dependence between the colonizer and the colonized, the lover and the enemy, the Old and New Worlds, the Americas and Europe, and the present with the past.

ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 5th.

In addition, ITINERANT will present Public Performances at the new 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (between 74th and 73rd Streets) in Jackson Heights, Queens, every Friday, April 6th – May 4th, 3 – 6 PM,

and the closing event on Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 PM

featuring the public performances by Chloe Bass, John Cichon, Lizzie Scott, and Priscila Stadler on Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 PM.

CHRISTY WALSH - photographs
78-23 37th avenue
6 to 11 pm

I am accustomed to being uncomfortable and I really like it. Perhaps I am just a little disingenuous; I think that discomfort keeps me honest. Also, being uncomfortable seems like a difficult choice, and if I think something is difficult, that is was what I want to do. Where do all of these stressful choices lead me? I crave structure. Not to mention coffee.

I seek to explicate intellectual and emotional content through movement and imagery. I am interested in philosophy, history, mathematics and systems of power. I try to make dry topics lively but this does not mean I don’t indulge in the occasional formal exercise, abstract tango or series of portraits of buildings. I am interested in greater perspective but sometimes, small details create a telling narrative. I am rigorous in my study but loose in my application. I defy genre without meaning to. I want to do everything at once but can only do one thing at a time.

Stillspotting NYC


by SO – IL

For Transhistoria, the third edition of stillspotting nyc, the architects at Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) explore how one finds calm and inner peace in a bustling environment such as Jackson Heights.
In two-hour self-guided tours starting from the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Ave. station, Transhistoria visitors will encounter four of these personal transhistories, selected from a series of around six indoor and outdoor spaces that frame the special experiences of these stories of migration, displacement, and finding familiarity and identity in a new place.
Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, April 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, and May 5-6, 11am-7pm with the last tour starting at 5pm.
$10, $8 members, Child (12 & under): Free
For tickets please click here or visit:
Visitors will receive a map, directions for a self-guided tour, and a wristband for access to four sites that they may choose from the six sites open daily.
Tours initiate from the stillspotting ticketing kiosk just south of the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave transit hub at 40-40 75th Street.