Pillars, Simon Benjamin
LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island
Weekly on Saturday, Friday and Sunday, starting from May 28, 2022, until Oct 31, 2022
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Free, timed tickets are required to visit LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Click here to reserve.
Exhibitions in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)‘s galleries at The Arts Center examine themes of ecology and sustainability in our surrounding world. They prompt visitors to question their understandings and connections between nature and society, and to consider structures of justice and other intertwined systems. The Arts Center at Governors Island will be open to the public May 28 through October 30 with a site-specific exhibition and performances by Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin, a four-channel video installation by Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Bradford Young, a participatory sculpture installation by Simon Benjamin, and the return of the Take Care public programs series.
Sun Seekers, created by sisters Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin, is a body of immersive installation, sculptural, and performance work meant to promote healing through disconnecting with technology and reconnecting with the natural world.
Back and Song is a meditative four-channel film and art installation by Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Bradford Young that reflects on how the pursuit of health is at the root of how life, breath, joy, and pain manifest in black experience from cradle to grave.
LMCC proudly presents the first U.S.-based installation of Pillars by Jamaican-born artist Simon Benjamin. A new iteration of Diorama, an interactive video and installation work first exhibited at the 2017 Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Pillars continues Benjamin’s investigation into people of the African Diaspora and their evolving relationship with the sea.
Also open at LMCC’s Arts Center: Joe Coffee, open during all Arts Center public hours!
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.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.