Mundos Alternos Opening at the Queens Museum April 7th from 1 to 5 P.M.

Schedule of Events:

1:00-2:00pm: “Latin American Science Fiction: Modernity and Resistance”
Scholar and film series curator Itala Schmelz will speak on the historical significance of science fiction iconography, as adapted in film in Latin America. Taking the theme of the 1939 World’s Fair, “The World of Tomorrow” as a lens, Schmelz considers how popular media can function as cultural resistance, and invites us to question our own expectations of the future in contemporary society. Films to be discussed include: La momia azteca contra el robot humano (Rafael Portillo, Mexico, 1957), O Quinto poder (Alberto Pieralisi, Brazil, 1962), El año de la peste (Felipe Cazals, Mexico, 1978), and Hombre mirando al sudeste (Eliseo Subiela, Argentina, 1986), amongst others.
(QM Theater, 2nd Floor)

2:00-3:00pm: Tour of Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas with curators Robb Hernández and Joanna Szupinska-Myers
(Meet in the atrium, 1st Floor)

3:15pm: At Council; Found Peace, a collaborative performance featuring Alexandria SmithLiz Gré and Maurisa Mansaray
At Council; Found Peace (Liz Gré, 2019) is an original composition for cello, soprano, and spoken voice that incorporates the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks with gospel tonality. The sound performance explores the process of seeking clarity and guidance from those who came before: our mothers, our ancestors, our heroes and predecessors that thrived and persevered in another time.
(Gallery 1, 1st Floor)

4:15pm: Performance by The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band
Selections from There and Back Again: A Sci-fi and Fantasy Voyage
(Atrium, 1st Floor)

Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368