A view of the 2013 Governors Island Art Fair that includes sculptures (left) by Raquel Paiewonsky

A view of the 2013 Governors Island Art Fair, including works (left) by Raquel Paiewonsky (all photos Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

4heads presents the Seventh Annual Governors Island Art Fair (GIAF), starting Saturday, September 6, and continuing every Saturday and Sunday in September. Run by artists for artists, New York’s largest independent exhibition enters its 7th year this fall, and this year the Governors Island–wide event is supported by Blick Art Materials, which is currently offering a special 20% store-wide discount to Hyperallergic readers.

One of the room-sized installations at last year's Governors Island Art Fair.

One of the room-sized installations at last year’s Governors Island Art Fair

Located on New York Harbor’s historic Governors Island, GIAF’s 2014 edition will be exhibited in abandoned military barracks, where 100 artists will install paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound art in five stunning brick buildings in Colonel’s Row, which have panoramic views of Manhattan and the harbor. GIAF’s jury selects the most energetic and compelling proposals from New York and around the world for displays in the island’s historic buildings.

2014 highlights include Sui Park’s organic and architectural “Thought Bubbles,” Harsha Biswajit’s “The Animal is Absent” video sculpture, Joshua Longo’s haunting sculptural monsters, “Friends,” Katte Geneta’s mediative chalk-and-volcanic ash drawing “Cosmos No. 3,” and Laetitia Soulier’s toylike dreamworld “Square Roots.” A complete list of exhibitors along with images can be found on the event website, www.4heads.org. Hyperallergic is the proud media sponsor.


GIAF is free and open to the public. Governors Island is accessible by a 7-minute ferry ride from both the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in Lower Manhattan and from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (at the end of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street) in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn ferry only runs on weekends. Both Brooklyn and Manhattan ferries are free before noon and $2 thereafter for a round-trip ticket. For further information call 212.673.9074 or visit www.4heads.org.

Here are some images from last year’s Governors Island Art Fair:

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Works by Manju Shandler


Works by Tine Kindermann


Works by Dong Hee Lee

The 2014 Governors Island Art Fair opens Saturday, September 6, and continues every weekend until Sunday, September 28. Hyperallergic is the proud exclusive media sponsor.

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