YEAR OF
UNCERTAINTY

Welcome to the digital platform for the Queens Museum’s Year of Uncertainty! This blog traces and chronicles a year of conversation, experimentation, and reflection among stakeholders and members of our communities, centering five themes: Care, Repair, Play, Justice, The Future. The navigation bar below can guide your experience through this collaborative and unfiltered project. Enjoy yourself!

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A blue wall has small white wall text on the left. In the middle, a large monitor with a blue water droplet displays ways to say “water” across languages in the Algonquian language family. There is a large white wall text on the right: “Tecumseh Ceaser Water Connects Us All”

Tecumseh Ceaser

October 2, 2021

On the left side, there is a large projected still from Gabo Camnitzer’s film, a Picture-in-Picture view of archival classroom materials and blueprints. In the background to the right of the projection, a stack of blue and white posters are on the floor. To the right of the posters, facing the projection, are nine small public school chairs in different colors and materials. Behind the chairs is a large wall text of the exhibit, and to the right is an empty doorway emanating bright green light.

Gabo Camnitzer

October 2, 2021

This image focuses on a wood burning fire pit. Logs are stacked in the foreground and smoke is rising around them. There are four people are present. Three are in the background, focused on the fire with expectant expressions. A fourth person stands above the fire, appearing to arrange logs. This person wears a hat and many other adornments: fringed clothing, and jewelry made of leather, bone, silver, and stones.

Tecumseh Ceaser

October 1, 2021

The same four men are captured in a black and white image. They all appear in motion, their bodies curved in dance-like formations.

Kenneth Tam

September 27, 2021

Uncertainty As A New Community Practice at the Queens Museum

Stella Toonen

September 15, 2021

A light green Montez Press Radio post-it with a mix of handwritten and stamped text. A portion of the stamped text reads

Montez Press Radio

August 29, 2021

A photograph of the proposed Antarctic Meteorological Station, built and on-display in General Motors’ Pavilion at the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair as a part of the audiovisual amusement ride, Futurama. Two men sit at a control desk with maps of the world, assorted knobs and buttons, and screens in front of them, assumed to be surveying the environment from beneath the ice, sometime in the future.

Kevin Wu

August 15, 2021

A Selection of Books from the YoU Study

Queens Museum Staff

June 10, 2021

Shannon Finnegan speaking during the Q&A session: they appear in a large box, wearing a gray jumper in a domestic room with a bookcase in the background.

Shannon Finnegan

May 3, 2021