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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.

Pillars, Simon Benjamin

Weekly on Saturday, Friday and Sunday, starting from May 28, 2022, until Oct 31, 2022
Friday 7:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Hours
Soissons Landing - Soissons Landing - LMCC's Arts Center

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. 

Weekly on Saturday, Friday and Sunday, starting from May 28, 2022, until Oct 31, 2022
Friday
11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Soissons Landing - Soissons Landing - LMCC's Arts Center