2017-12-20 / Features

Queens Art Intervention Exhibition At Queens Museum


Elevated Wood is a piece created by 30 women with recycled parts from a 250-woman design-and-build tiny house project. Standing in front of it are Clara West, Yvonne Shortt, and Rebecca West. 
Photos Peter Rosario RPGA Studio Elevated Wood is a piece created by 30 women with recycled parts from a 250-woman design-and-build tiny house project. Standing in front of it are Clara West, Yvonne Shortt, and Rebecca West. Photos Peter Rosario RPGA Studio The Queens Art Intervention Exhibition consists of 11 interventions and one research project at the Queens Museum. The actual projects took place on September 23 in the public realm – on streets and in parks around Queens. The exhibition of the work took the interventions from public streets into the museum setting. The projects were commissioned and curated by social practice artist, Yvonne Shortt, and were based on a one-year research project involving the collaborative design and build of a tiny house by Shortt and her social practice studio, RPGA Studio (61-33 Alderton Street in Rego Park). The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, December 16 and the installation will remain through January 19, 2018.

Deborah Wasserman’s intervention looked at dwelling from the perspective of hospitality. Her intervention invited people to sit with her and discuss what it mean to dwell. This Intervention was performed during the Queens Art Intervention Exhibition open.Deborah Wasserman’s intervention looked at dwelling from the perspective of hospitality. Her intervention invited people to sit with her and discuss what it mean to dwell. This Intervention was performed during the Queens Art Intervention Exhibition open.For information on RPGA, visit www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/


Welcome Home Intervention was an intervention at the Queens Museum to get people to connect with people they don't know by discussing questions on the theme of dwelling over a catered meal. One could only enter and have the meal if they agreed to the rules below: 1. No sitting with someone you know 2. Discuss questions on each table 3. Sign and date an instruction card People left the meal getting to know many new people. One person met someone from Switzerland. By chance she will be visiting Europe next year and they agreed to meet. This is one of the many new conversations that came about because of the Intervention.Welcome Home Intervention was an intervention at the Queens Museum to get people to connect with people they don't know by discussing questions on the theme of dwelling over a catered meal. One could only enter and have the meal if they agreed to the rules below: 1. No sitting with someone you know 2. Discuss questions on each table 3. Sign and date an instruction card People left the meal getting to know many new people. One person met someone from Switzerland. By chance she will be visiting Europe next year and they agreed to meet. This is one of the many new conversations that came about because of the Intervention.

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