Never Comes Tomorrow
By Jacob Hashimoto
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Governors Island - Liggett Terrace
The Trust for Governors Island is pleased to extend its 2018 commission with Jacob Hashimoto, Never Comes Tomorrow.
Showcased in New York City for the first time in 2018, Jacob Hashimoto’s Never Comes Tomorrow is a colorful, whimsical overhead outdoor installation adapted for Governors Island’s landmark Liggett Hall Archway. Constructed of hundreds of wooden cubes and massive steel funnels, this high energy sculptural installation plays with the architecture of the passageway, creating a virtual time tunnel or vortex between the Island’s Historic District and newly designed park with its colorful installation of forms. Never Comes Tomorrow merges Hashimoto’s interests in the systems of architecture, history and cosmology.
The Eclipse and Never Comes Tomorrow was Jacob Hashimoto’s first major public art exhibition in New York City. Using sculpture, painting and hanging installations, Hashimoto creates complex worlds from a range of modular components, including bamboo-and-paper kites, model boats, even astro turf-covered blocks. Hashimoto has been featured in solo museum exhibitions at MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Schauwerk Sindlefingen in Germany and the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Finland. He is a graduate of The School of Art Institute of Chicago and lives and works in Queens, New York.
Generous support for Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island was provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund and Trinity Church Wall Street.