The Michael Richards exhibition on Governors Island, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, proves what an astonishing loss it was when the artist was killed on 9/11.
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.
British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.
This is an artistically rich summer for Governors Island.
One of the oldest locally-carved sculptures in New York City has weathered two centuries out on Governors Island in the New York Harbor.
Nancy Nowacek has a dream: she wants to build a pedestrian bridge between Brooklyn and Governors Island.
In 1992, artist collective REPOhistory installed 39 aluminum signs in Lower Manhattan that highlighted the overlooked history of New York City.
It’s unlikely you’d notice any of the art in Governors Island’s Visitors without a map, as it’s hiding in an abandoned swimming pool, a nondescript rock in a fortress, and those hulking billboards urban eyes are trained to ignore.
Set against the economic optimism and then despair of a family-owned paper company going public, Trade Practices, presented by HERE on Governors Island, asks audience members to invest in its story lines. The immersive theater production that kicked off on Labor Day Weekend stages the experience around a trading floor, where your interest in various characters is turned into an experiment in value.
Among peeling paint and creaking floors, the Governors Island Art Fair returned this past weekend to the former military homes of Colonels Row out in the New York Harbor.
For the summer the Center for the Holographic Arts, that organization dedicated to mindbending 3D art, has a new home on Governors Island in one of the yellow houses that line leafy Nolan Park.