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Summer Late Nights are back! Governors Island is open late Fridays & Saturdays through Labor Day, click here to plan your visit.

Summer Late Nights are back! Governors Island is open late Fridays & Saturdays through Labor Day, click here to plan your visit.

Vis­i­tors Descend on Gov­er­nors Island

If you’ve been to Gov­er­nors Island you know there’s a lot to see. Begin­ning his week­end, we’ll add even more art for you to expe­ri­ence through the next series of the Gov­er­nors Island pub­lic art pro­gram, Art Com­mis­sion­s­GI. The exhi­bi­tion, enti­tled Vis­i­tors will fea­ture the work of nine con­tem­po­rary artists who have descend­ed on Gov­er­nors Island to cre­ate New York City inspired fic­tions and expe­ri­ences for Island visitors.

Vis­i­tors is both an exhi­bi­tion of pub­lic inter­ven­tions and an artist pub­li­ca­tion avail­able online on The Trust’s web­site and in hard copy for a nom­i­nal fee of $1 at var­i­ous sites through­out the Island. The artists’ pub­li­ca­tion pro­vides a dou­ble-take on map­ping the Island and the leisure activ­i­ties that the jour­ney antic­i­pates with spe­cial­ly com­mis­sioned pages cre­at­ed by each of the nine select­ed artists. It also guides an actu­al and imag­ined expe­ri­ence with­in the Island, with artist con­tri­bu­tions that refer to onsite works, as well as those that only exist with­in the psy­cho­log­i­cal spaces cre­at­ed with­in its pages. 

Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists are: Dar­ren Bad­er, Nina Beier, Peter Fis­chli and David Weiss, Dominique Gon­za­lez-Foer­ster, Ajay Kuri­an, Rachel Rose, Aki Sasamo­to, and Pil­vi Takala. The exhi­bi­tion is curat­ed by Tom Eccles and Ruba Katrib