Where Time Runs Backwards, Daniel Shieh. Photo by Jiajia Wu

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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.

2023 Exhi­bi­tions

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.

12:00 PM — 6:00 PM
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12:00 PM — 6:00 PM
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