|QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, continues the presentation of A-Lab Forum in March. The program is a series of monthly discussions designed as an opportunity for artists, working in various media, to present their work, share their visions and ideas in relation to selected topics and concepts in the field of art production, collaboration, and critical thinking. Each forum consists of a presentation by selected artists, followed by a discussion period with the curator and attending audience. Participating artists are identified and invited by the curator / facilitator from a pull of entries for that month. The forums are open to the general public, and are free of charge.
This month’s forum focuses on notions of the fantastic, the imaginary, and the surreal (re)presented in visual and performative arts. Selected works explore themes around the uncanny as an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being strange or fantastic. Participating artists using various media (painting, sculpture, video, illustration, photography, digital arts, multimedia, installation, mixed media, and performance art.) explore notions of “magical realism,” “phantasmagoria,” and/or the “supernatural” where distortions of the real –human or environmental- are referenced and used. Organized by artist Hector Canonge.
Networked Presentation (Los Angeles):
(Opposite direction of the LIRR Overpass on Main).
Turn Right on 39th Ave & enter Queens Crossing (Large Glass Façade with Blue & Pink Flowers).
Take the stairs or elevator to the Ground Floor.
Gallery to the right
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