Want to See Some Modern Art Paired With a View? Hop on a Ferry to Governors Island

04/18/2022 in
Want to See Some Modern Art Paired With a View? Hop on a Ferry to Governors Island

Governors Island is an ideal day trip for artistic inspiration. Its offshore location, nature walks, incredible skyline views and historic buildings make you think you’ve traveled back in time to another part of New York. And starting in May, you’ll be able to add even more to all that inspo — the Arts Center at Governors Island is reopening next month with an exciting lineup of eclectic works.

Appropriately, considering the last couple of years, this season’s exhibitions center around ideas of healing, with pieces offering audiences a range of perspectives focused on managing our individual and collective experiences, and how we might find paths of recovery. Featured artists include Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin, Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Bradford Young, and Simon Benjamin. 

We recommend visiting the growing number of galleries open to the public — which you can now visit via free, year-round ferry service. Here are three amazing exhibits that open May 29 and are free to explore through October.

Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin — “Sun Seekers”

May 28 – October 30, 2022

Friday-Sunday, 12pm-6pm

July – August: Summer Friday and Saturdays, 10am-7pm, Sundays 10am-6pm

Open on Memorial Day (May 30), July 4, Labor Day (Sept 5)

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.

Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Bradford Young“Back and Song”

Curated by Nanette Nelms

May 28 – October 30, 2022

Friday-Sunday, 12pm-6pm

July – August: Summer Friday and Saturdays, 10am-7pm, Sundays 10am-6pm

Open on Memorial Day (May 30), July 4, Labor Day (Sept 5)

Presented for the first time in NYC, Back and Song is a meditative four-channel film and art installation 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.

Simon Benjamin — “Pillars”

May 28 – October 30, 2022

Daily, 10am-6pm

July – August: Summer Friday and Saturdays, 10am-7pm, Sundays 10am-6pm 

Open on Memorial Day (May 30), July 4, Labor Day (Sept 5)

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.

photo: “Sun Seekers”

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