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NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

Tree Chuangs installation at Soissons Landing

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Jul 17—Oct 31, 2022

Tree Chuangs is a series of six site-spe­cif­ic tex­tile sculp­tures designed by artist Xinan Ran and built by youth and Beam Cen­ter staff at Beam Camp City on Gov­er­nors Island. This instal­la­tion cre­ates mul­ti­fac­eted sen­so­r­i­al expe­ri­ences through­out the grounds of Gov­er­nors Island, and is on view through Octo­ber 31. The project uses the form of a tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese chuang — a cylin­dri­cal tex­tile rit­u­al appa­ra­tus com­mon­ly used in Bud­dhism — as a launch­ing point to tell the sto­ry of Beam youth through their art­work on the col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly made tex­tile pieces. Able to be viewed by the audi­ence from both the out­side and the inside, each struc­ture serves as a metaphor for the dual­i­ty of inter­nal psy­chic space and exter­nal social space that we simul­ta­ne­ous­ly inhab­it as we nav­i­gate the world.

Jul 17—Oct 31, 2022