Where Time Runs Backwards, Daniel Shieh. Photo by Jiajia Wu
LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island
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Exhibitions at The Arts Center explore a range of ideas and media with an emphasis on site-specific projects that take the Art Center’s unique location into consideration. Special events take place throughout the Summer in conjunction with each of three annual exhibitions, including artist talks, workshops, and The Take Care Series.
The 2023 exhibition season takes inspiration from LMCC’s long history as a supporter of the arts through the theme of the passage of time. Each exhibition offers different perspectives on the ways in which artists respond to ideas about time such as personal history, the legacies of activism, objects we collect, intergenerational relationships, and more.
Where Time Runs Backwards
by Daniel Shieh, with Chia-Lun Chang and Arleene Correa Valencia
Upper Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island
Where Time Runs Backwards is a multimedia exhibition featuring five new site-specific works by Taiwanese-born artist Daniel Shieh. Shieh’s work will be paired with the poetry of Chia-Lun Chang — recipient of LMCC’s 2022 Sarah Verdone Writing Award — and textile works by Arleene Correa Valencia. All three artists draw upon conversations with their parents about aspirations for their children and what becoming American entails. The title Where Time Runs Backwards refers to the artists’ means of self-determination — endlessly retracing the past decisions of their families in order to make sense of their future.
Presented by Allies in Arts
Lower Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island
Supporting artists across disciplines, The Arts Center’s Lower Gallery will once again be devoted to film, through a new partnership with Allies in Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting artists who identify as women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+. In partnership with LMCC, Allies in Arts has curated an exhibition of films and videos celebrating the progress of artists fighting for the liberation of women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups over the last half-century.
Artists Featured: Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Andrew Thomas Huang, Le’Andra LeSeur, Anna Parisi, Jacolby Satterwhite, Corinne Spencer, and Joaquin Trujillo.
there is nothing you can think that is not the moon
by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky
The Café at The Arts Center at Governors Island
there is nothing you can think that is not the moon is a site-specific installation by artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky that will undergo several transformations throughout the exhibition. The black shed currently houses a collection of glowing replicas of antique and vintage objects from different cities around the world. Each object is created in the form of a handmade lantern, assembled from photographs of objects collected and intensively documented by the artists. They are lit in changing patterns that organize the collection into categories such as type, era, and city of origin.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.