The Queens Museum is proud to present the eighth Queens International. Titled Volumes, QI 2018 brings together a diverse group of 43 Queens-based artists and collectives who represent 15 neighborhoods and several generations. Organized by Sophia Marisa Lucas, Assistant Curator at the Queens Museum with Baseera Khan, New York based performance artist, this iteration of Queens International for the first time includes a partnership with the Queens Library, with installations in three library branches: LeFrak, Flushing and Central. QI 2018 explores the concept of collecting, accumulating and distributing information, bridging together two important sites of knowledge-sharing: libraries and museums.
The Queens International is a biennial that focuses on the international within the local via its dedication to the inherently diverse cultural output of Queens–the most ethnically diverse county in America. Inaugurated in 2001, the International has been a critical and fertile connection between the Museum and the Queens community, increasing dialogue and informing broader initiatives. Historically the exhibition has featured artists of all generations who display a steadfast commitment to their artistic practice, and engagement with a locally- and globally- minded artistic community. Among them are many emerging artists who have since gone on to be internationally recognized.