Julia Weist: 17.(SEPT) [By WeistSiréPC]™

17 Sep 2017 – 18 Feb 2018

Regular hours

11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Suggested Admission

$8 for adults
$4 for seniors
Free for children 18 and under
Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID

Queens Museum

New York
New York, United States


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For the project 17.(SEPT) [By Weist_Siré Records]™ American artist and Queens Museum Jerome Fellow Julia Weist collaborates with Cuban artist Nestor Siré to explore informal networks in Cuba and the country’s underground, offline version of the web: El Paquete Semanal. The Paquete is a collection of one terabyte of information—movies, TV shows, mp3s, and music videos, as well as PDFs of magazines, recorded sports events, games, and other forms of media, distributed weekly door-to-door throughout Cuba. Weist, whose work was born from an interest in how the internet distributes knowledge and shapes it, presents the results of hers and Siré’s search of the Paquete and its distribution routes - from the offices where it is secretly made in Havana to the far ends of the country. The exhibition will include a year-long archive of 52 weeks of the Paquete and a video of celebrities such as actor Mark Ruffalo using and discussing the internet, which the artists inserted into the Paquete. The archive will be installed in the museum as an interactive work, which will display fully visible hardware and mechanics and allow viewers to open any file from the full year. The artists have also created and contributed to !!!Sección A R T E, the contemporary art section in the Paquete, which includes la C A R P E T A =galería= (FOLDER =gallery=) which functions as an independent online exhibition space. This folder is updated once a month and has featured national and international artists.

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