Polit-Sheer-Form-Office consists of five Chinese artists who eat, drink, and play in a collective way of life associated with the Cultural Revolution — and its imposed communism — that they experienced as children. Each artist has a solo career, but each espouses a love of equality and a willingness to set aside the self for the betterment of the aggregate. More details and photos of this group’s work in Queens are on the jump page.
Thank God It’s Thursday! Tonight, the Queens Museum offers the first installment of Passport Thursdays, a weekly series featuring outdoor music, dance, and film. Set to run from 7 pm until 10 pm, each presentation will have an ethnic theme, and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park venue will offer free, hands-on artmaking workshops before each movie starts. As an extra benefit, the galleries and cafe will stay open until 8 pm these nights. (In the case of rain, Passport Thursdays will move inside the museum.)
India is the focus on July 31st. Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance (above) will present Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form of South India. The scheduled movie is The World Before Her, which tells the story of two young women who follow completely divergent paths in modernizing India. One wants to become Miss India; the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs.
Information and photos on the following three Passport Thursdays are on the jump page.