Queens Botanical Garden hosts art installations from BIPOC – Queens Daily Eagle



By Rachel Vick

A new exhibit at the Queens Botanical Garden with site-specific art installations by a group of Blacks, Indigenous people and people of color is open to visitors.

The 3rd Annual AnkhLave Garden Project is on display until September 12, highlighting the work of the latest cohort of scholarships.

“It’s important for the people of BIPOC in the United States to know that they are included and have an interest in the conversation about contemporary art,” said curator Dario Mohr. “Many are weary of the artistic establishment due to the historical lack of representation, and we are happy to showcase the work of BIPOC artists in the predominantly BIPOC neighborhood in which the Queens Botanical Garden resides.”

“By bringing public art to the people, we hope for more community investment not only in our AnkhLave artists, but in the artistic landscape as a whole,” he added.

The diverse group of artists come from all over the world.

“Kaleidoscope” by Argentine artist Graciela Cassel and “Llegó La Luz” by Queens College MFA student Christy Bencosme, a Jamaican resident of Dominican descent, are on display in the Forest Explorers Triangle.

“Fruits of the Spirit” by Moses Ros from the Dominican Republic is located at Oak Alley and “Mast / Heads” by Renluka Maharaj from Trinidad is in Crabapple Grove.

Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, who is of African and Native American descent, created “Guardians of the Four Winds,” which was inspired by symbols found in the native mounds of indigenous communities on the East Coast and Central America and the “Flag recognition of land ”.

Facilities can be seen in the Meadow and Green trailers, respectively.

A detailed map and more information about the artists are available on the QBG website.


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