LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island
Jun 12—Oct 31, 2021
|Thursday||12:00 PM — 5:00 PM|
|Friday||12:00 PM — 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||12:00 PM — 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 PM — 5:00 PM|
Soissons Landing - LMCC's Arts Center
Free, timed tickets are required to visit LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island this year. Learn more and reserve tickets at the link below.
Closed Thursday, September 2
Curated and programmed by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), the Arts Center at Governors Island will be open to the public June 12 through October 31 with two large-scale, site-specific solo exhibitions by artists Meg Webster and Onyedika Chuke; a participatory installation by Muna Malik; and the return of the Take Care public programs series.
Meg Webster’s site-specific installation Wave (pictured first above) will invite the audience to engage with ideas surrounding natural growth, abundance, care, and maintenance through a microcosm of ecological cycles.
Co-presented with Pioneer Works, Onyedika Chuke’s The Forever Museum Archive (pictured second above) ongoing project dissects the mythologies of power within the fabric of contemporary society. This latest iteration features a monumental 2,200 sq ft installation.
Muna Malik’s Blessing of the Boats (pictured third above) is an interactive sculpture intended for audience participation. The artist asks the audience, “We have an opportunity to set sail towards a new future. What society would you build and how do we get there?”
The 2021 season presentations push viewers to examine the fixity of the surrounding world, prompting us to question our social, environmental, and personal structures of justice and our understandings of sustainability. In this exploration, water becomes the undercurrent of the exhibited works at the Arts Center: physically, as the vital life source with which we nourish and grow; and metaphysically, as the ever-shifting entity whose flows inform new ways to interact with and reimagine the world around us.
The Arts Center at Governors Island is the first year-round, permanent home for the arts on Governors Island. All events at The Arts Center at Governors Island are free and open to the public, and all are welcome. Appropriate COVID-19 public health protocols will be in place, with free ticket reservations required. Learn more and reserve tickets at the link below.