Studio in the Park Residency Launch
Chance Ecologies: Flushing River

Please join us at Flushing Meadows Corona Park as the artists and curators of Chance Ecologies begin their six-week-long Studio In The Park residency. We will be creating a mapping project, sharing a picnic with friends, installing artworks and photographs in the studio space, and taking a walk to the Flushing River.

This will be the launch of Chance Ecologies: Flushing River, the third residency of the Studio in the Park program at the Queens Museum. Led by curators Catherine Grau and Nathan Kensinger, this project will create an in-depth exploration of the entirety of the Flushing River from July 1st to August 15th, using the mobile studio as a research hub and community engagement space. During the six-week residency, artists from Chance Ecologies will engage in a series of week-long mini residencies at the studio space, and lead weekly public events based out of the studio, which will include performative walks, ecological field trips, canoe paddles, and historic and scientific investigations connecting the source of the Flushing River in the park to its mouth in the Flushing Bay.

The Studio in the Park residency is a partnership between The Queens Museum, ArtBuilt, and NYC Parks, and takes place in a 150 square foot purpose-built mobile studio situated adjacent to the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The activities of Chance Ecologies will accumulate into an evolving archive of artistic research that will be visually represented both inside and outside the mobile studio, and will be accessible to visitors during regular daytime hours. The culmination of Chance Ecologies: Flushing River will be a final daylong series of public events centered around the studio space, a publication of the research realized during the residency, and the exhibition of resulting new works at the Queens Museum in October.

Please check queensmuseum.org/events in the coming weeks for updated information on studio open hours and the project’s public programs, and chancecologies.org for more information on Chance Ecologies.

Image: Studio in the Park 2015

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