Queens International 2006
Everything All at Once

“Too close to sun, wings melting in the heat
our fathers dive-bombed here, no small feat
like Junot said – he’s el Jefe at home,
a janitor in Queens – epic, unsung poems
of immigrants, dethroned: no laurel wreaths
to crown their humbled heads, no time to rest weary feet.
And I’d wonder: how many fish were sold to buy my clothes?
Do fish have dreams…do fish have souls?
In Jamaica, Hollis, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights,
apas sweat all day & umas pray in lonely nights
to countless Gods above the littered street,
who murmur in many tongues against defeat.

Ishle Yi Park, Poet Laureate of Queens
Excerpt from Queens Crown Sonnet

Queens International 2006: Everything All at Once

Queens International 2006 is the third installment of the Queens Museum of Art’s biennial survey of Queens-based artists. This year, 52 artists and two collaboratives weigh in on American culture, the politics of war, contemporary feminist issues, spirituality, the environment and a host of other subjects close to the hearts of many local residents. The multiplicity of experiences and ethnicities that coexist side by side in this borough is matched by the myriad approaches employed by the artists in Queens International 2006. Narrative, documentary, performative and conceptual strategies are explored with materials as broad ranging as mountaineering rope and incense sticks to cake frosting and motel towels.

Driven by the local/international flavor of the museum and given the astonishing cultural diversity of the borough, a conscious effort has been made to avoid arranging this exhibition by theme, national origin, or aesthetic affinity. What results is an incarnation of the biennial befitting of a subtitle that could just as easily describe the borough from which it was born – Everything All at Once.

Additionally, for the first time, Queens International incorporates an exhibition within the exhibition. An exploration of everyday life in the borough as seen through the eyes of 38 local photographers who have focused on the rich complexity of life in Queens, The World in a Picture/The World in a Borough brings the exceptional, the familiar and the exotic, together in a singular tapestry of the chaotic but incomparably rich worlds that exist here.

List of Artists

Queens International 2006:
Manuel Acevedo
Elia Alba
Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Blanka Amezkua
Michael Antkowiak
Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock
Judith Barry
Cayetana Carrión and Camila Valdeavellano
Gigi Chen
Shen Chen
Anne Chu
Martha Colburn
David Dempewolf
Sjoerd Doting
Anindita Dutta
Yukari Edamitsu
Paul Galloway
Linda Ganjian
Orly Genger
Jesus Gonzalez Gutierrez
Debra Hampton
Joshua Abram Howard
Andrew Hur
Ran Hwang
Taeseong Kim
Fawn Krieger
Gwenessa Lam
Miyeon Lee
T. Charnan Lewis
Norma Markley
William McMillin
Yin Mei
Wardell Milan
Jason Mones
Ivan Monforte
Natalia Nakazawa
Renzo Ortega
Jihyun Park
Sophia Peer
Antonia Perez
Lucia Pizzani
Helen Quinn
Anita Ragusa
Sara Rahbar
José Emilio Rodríguez
Nola Romano
Gina Ruggeri
Judith Sloan
Amanda Sparks
Still Present Pasts
– Injoo Whang
– Ji-Young Yoo
– Yul-san Liem
– Grace M. Cho
– Hosu Kim
– Hyun Lee
– Carolina McNeely
Jaret Vadera
Mary A. Valverde
Alejandra Villasmil
Anahita Vossoughi

The World in a Picture/The World in a Borough:
Paul Anthony Melhado
Marga Carmona-Carriedo
Michelle Cheikin
Mark Chesnut
Jason A. Cina
Stephanie Diamond
Carlos L. Esguerra
Elizabeth Felicella
Rosalie Frost
Mary Teresa Giancoli
Anders Goldfarb
Enrique González Ibarra
Irv Gordon
Audrey Gottlieb
Edward Grazda
Tamara Gubernat
Tony Hamboussi
Belenna M. Lauto
Corky Lee
Barbara E. Leven
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao
Gary Matson
Evie McKenna
Pierre Obando
Lina Pallotta
Carolina Peñafiel
Carol Pereira
Paulina Perera-Riveroll
Lourenso Ramautar
Susannah Ray
Sandra C. Roa
Rebecca Robertson
Orville Robertson
Sara Rychtarik
Greg M. Stowell
Deborah Straussman
Sookjin Suh
Tom Warren

Exhibition Credits
Queens International 2006 and related programming are sponsored in part by the generosity of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Department for the Aging and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Legislature, the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Council on the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Blumenfeld Development Group, Ltd., the QMA’s Board of Trustees, our corporate and foundation supporters, and the members and friends of the museum.

Art Asia Pacific and Arte al Dia International are media sponsors of Queens International 2006.

The Queens Museum of Art is a proud Cultural Arts Partner of WNYC Radio.

Exhibition Catalog
The exhibition catalog will be available in the Museum Shop in October.