QI 2018 is the eighth iteration of the Queens International, and it will continue in the tradition of presenting the artistic vibrancy of the borough through contemporary cultural production, with the curatorial team relying on the perspectives of Queens artists, to help determine the most urgent and pertinent themes of the moment. However, QI 2018 will also be approached as a research project, giving consideration to the history of the International itself–mining the programmatic characteristics, themes, and demographics of the prior exhibitions for insight on the ways Queens, the Queens Museum, and their relationship have changed over time.
In addition to occupying all of the Museum’s temporary exhibition spaces, QI 2018 will mark the first time that the International will have a presence throughout the borough, a milestone realized through a partnership with the Queens Library system. In addition to enriching and broadening the impact of the exhibition, this collaboration will expand upon a growing, robust partnership between the Museum and the Library, and herald the future establishment of a Queens Library branch onsite at the Queens Museum.
QI 2018 will be curated by Sophia Marisa Lucas, Assistant Curator at the Queens Museum, with collaborators who will be announced along with participating artists.
(Photo: Installation detail, Queens International 2016. Photo by Hai Zhang)