Bordr, the Swedish-based organization that I’m a part of is doing an exhibition at the Queens Museum. The exhibition opens this weekend with a tour and workshop in the exhibition space. Join the Bordr team this Saturday afternoon to explore methods of investigating and transforming political and metaphorical borders.
In this six-week exhibition which runs from November 21 to December 31, 2015, museum visitors will explore the borders of Queens. On a blackboard, an interactive map, through post-its, and with digital technology, Bordr invites visitors to share their own personal border experiences. As inspiration, sixteen 7-foot tall portraits of Bordr project participants in Queens, Sweden, Jordan, Malawi, and Mozambique, and the borders they each have crossed, will cover the main wall of the Queens Museum’s Community Partnership Gallery.
“What border have you crossed?” is part of a continuing, and developing Bordr exhibition series. It is a direct descendant of its Swedish predecessor “Project Borders Vision” which was exhibited at the Steneby School of Craft and Design in 2013. These exhibitions are meant to grow and change with input from its local audience. This exhibition and project seeks to reveal as much about Queens as its participants, the local-global world they live in, and the borders they care about.
This event is free with museum suggested admission and open to the public.