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.
An Eclectic Lineup at This Year’s Governors Island Art Fair
This is an artistically rich summer for Governors Island.
Saving a 220-Year-Old Eagle, the Oldest Military Sculpture in the US
One of the oldest locally-carved sculptures in New York City has weathered two centuries out on Governors Island in the New York Harbor.
The Artist Building a Bridge from Brooklyn to Governors Island
Nancy Nowacek has a dream: she wants to build a pedestrian bridge between Brooklyn and Governors Island.
Revisiting a 1992 Sign Project that Acknowledged NYC’s Lost Histories
In 1992, artist collective REPOhistory installed 39 aluminum signs in Lower Manhattan that highlighted the overlooked history of New York City.
Wayfinding through Ruins and Castles in a Governors Island Art Intervention
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.
Investing in Immersive Theater on Governors Island
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.
Governors Island Art Fair Lodges in New York Harbor’s Military Ruins for the Month
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.
A House for Holograms on Governors Island
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.