The 12th edition of the Governors Island’s art fair, now titled Portal: Governors Island and presented by the nonprofit 4heads, returns with exhibitions and installations from 89 artists.
In its 10th edition, the Governors Island Art Fair in New York expands its installations into 1920s barracks.
Opening on September 2, the monthlong event features work by 100 artists in former military houses and barracks.
Now in its second edition, the new fair from nonprofit 4heads feels like a big group show, with the attendant mix in quality.
The circular sandstone fort of Castle Williams has had numerous identities since it was completed on Governors Island in 1811, from New York City harbor defense to Civil War barracks to military prison.
This is an artistically rich summer for Governors Island.
Most tourists who wander into the rotunda of Federal Hall on Wall Street likely won’t be there for this week’s Portal Art Fair, but the three floors of mixed-media art may cause them to linger longer in the 19th-century space.