Queens International (2018)

Editors: Whitney Mallett, Carl Swanson
Source: Baseera Khan

The Queens International is an art biennial distributed throughout the borough. Queens Museum assistant curator Sophia Marisa Lucas and her co-curator, artist Baseera Khan, joined forces to assemble 43 artists and collectives, from across 15 distinct neighborhoods, for the eighth edition. “Volumes” is co-hosted by select branches of the Queens Library, making it even more democratic. In this way, Queens is, itself, either by design or coincidence, very much on display — and with all the news about coming corporate-driven gentrification, it’s an opportunity to better understand the diverse, cross-generational patchwork of people from all over the world we stand to lose. Still, if you don’t live there, or only live in one part of the borough, it can be hard to find your way around, which is why we’ve made this art guide.

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Dallas Aurora (2018)

Editors: Whitney Mallett, Carl Swanson
Source: Monica Salazar

Dallas is not afraid of spectacle. It’s also a serious art city with its discerning collectors and well-regarded museums (there are shows on Ida O’Keeffe and Günther Förg right now.) But even locals who don’t ever make it into the museums can enjoy the Aurora public art showcase downtown, which has been quietly upping the ante since 2010. Last weekend was its latest iteration.

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