Governors Island - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Governors Island. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Iridescence” Exhibition

    “Iridescence” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Installation
    • 2017-09-01 - 2017-10-29

    New art holograms created by six artists selected through an international competition. Presented by the Hologram Foundation (Paris) and the Center for the Holographic Arts (New York). The HoloCenter...More »

  • poster for “Taken on Trust” Exhibition

    “Taken on Trust” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-06-02 - 2017-07-09

    A.I.R. presents its fourth season of activities on Governors Island. Located at House 4A, Nolan Park, the program will include exhibitions, artist talks, performances, screenings, and will host the inaugural...More »

  • poster for 80th Anniversary Exhibition

    80th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2017-05-06 - 2017-07-16

    At Nolan Park, House #7B SUN JUNE 4, 2-3pm: ARTIST TALK SUN. JULY 16, 2-5pm: CLOSING RECEPTION More »

  • poster for “Ripple Effect” Exhibition

    “Ripple Effect” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2017-05-01 - 2017-10-01

    The HoloCenter on Governors Island : Located at 403 Colonels Row (403 Comfort Rd in Maps) for up-to-date Ferry information www.holocenter.org/contact Artists from around the world use holographic...More »

  • poster for “Speaking Volumes…and Voids” Exhibition

    “Speaking Volumes…and Voids” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-08-08 - 2016-09-20

    Nolan Park, Building 20B on Governors Island Group exhibition curated by Anne Stanner, president of Sculptors Alliance, Inc. Volume and voids are essential components of sculpture, and speaking...More »

  • poster for Pavel Kraus “Candies”

    Pavel Kraus “Candies”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-05-28 - 2016-09-25

    Noland Park Building 15 / SCULPTORS GUILD In Candies, I revisited an extensive body of my work from the mid-90s. These works incorporated organic and inorganic materials such as raw beeswax and lead....More »

  • poster for “American Twist: Sculptors Guild” Exhibition

    “American Twist: Sculptors Guild” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-05-28 - 2016-09-25

    The venerable Sculptors Guild (79 years old and counting) returns to Governors Island for their traditional summer group show in Nolan Park, Building #15. This year’s timely theme, American Twist, features...More »

  • poster for “Under Construction” Exhibition

    “Under Construction” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-08-01 - 2015-09-27

    Nolan Park, Building #15 Under Construction is a Summer Residency/Installation Project including select Sculptor Guild members. The seven-week residency offers a unique opportunity to provide member...More »

  • poster for “Laws of Attraction” Exhibition

    “Laws of Attraction” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-07-20

    Located in Nolan Park, Building 15, this is the Sculptors Guild group exhibition curated by Richard Timperio: Participating Artists: Monika Zarzeczna Michael Wolf Martha Walker Robert Michael...More »

  • poster for “The Seventh Annual Governors Island Art Fair”

    “The Seventh Annual Governors Island Art Fair”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-09-28

    4heads proudly presents the Seventh Annual Governors Island Art Fair - 100 rooms of paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, video and sound art exhibited in abandoned military barracks on New...More »

  • poster for “If These Walls…” Exhibition

    “If These Walls…” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2014-08-29 - 2014-09-28

    At 5B Nolan Park, Governors Island A.I.R Gallery Artists show new work and create a series of site-specific installations to transform one of the 19th Century houses at Nolan Park on Governor’s Island. The...More »

  • poster for “Eyebeam: Off-The-Grid” Exhibition

    “Eyebeam: Off-The-Grid” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-08-02 - 2014-09-28

    Seven Eyebeam artists whose creative practices are intimately intertwined with emerging technologies, will spend two months working in an environment that feels as though it is from another era. Eyebeam...More »

  • poster for Robert Capa “Capa in Color”

    Robert Capa “Capa in Color”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-07-03 - 2014-09-28

    This summer at Governors Island, ICP will present a selection of photographs from our popular exhibition Capa in Color, a full assessment of color photographs by famed photojournalist Robert Capa. It presents...More »

  • poster for “Figment NYC” Exhibition

    “Figment NYC” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-09-21

    FIGMENT NYC, a free, family-friendly participatory summer-long arts event will be returning to Governors Island for the 8th time, bringing together hundreds of professional artists and thousands of visitors...More »

  • poster for “Writing On It All” Exhibition

    “Writing On It All” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-06-01 - 2014-06-22

    Writing On It All is a series of interactive events designed to engage this unique and historic city location. Over four weekends in June, invited artists and writers facilitate sessions in which interested...More »

  • poster for 4Heads Governors Island Art Fair

    4Heads Governors Island Art Fair

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-09-29

    Indulge your curiosity by exploring the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance art....More »

  • poster for 2012 Governors Island Art Fair

    2012 Governors Island Art Fair

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-09-01 - 2012-09-30

    Founded by a group of working artists based in New York City, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first. More than 100 emerging and established artists...More »

  • poster for "Sculptors Guild" Exhibition

    "Sculptors Guild" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-05-26 - 2012-09-30
  • “Beyond the Refrigerator Door” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2011-09-10 - 2011-09-25

    The Children’s Museum of the Arts will present “Beyond the Refrigerator Door” from Sept. 10 to Sept. 25 in Building 11 at Noland Park on Governors Island. The exciting exhibit is the culmination of the...More »

  • "Head to Toe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-09-02 - 2011-09-25

    14 Sculptors presents the exhibition, Head to Toe – Self Portraits at Governors Island Art Fair 2011. It is presented by 4Heads and will be located in Building 12, Section E, First Floor. 14 Sculptors...More »

  • poster for "The Fourth Annual Governors Island Art Fair"

    "The Fourth Annual Governors Island Art Fair"

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Sculpture - Other
    • 2011-09-02 - 2011-09-25

    Where most looked across the New York Harbor and saw pre-Civil War arsenal buildings and 19th century forts, 4heads saw an opportunity to flood a historic time capsule with contemporary art. Dreamed up...More »

  • "The Truth Is I Am You: A project by The Cause Collective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-08-26 - 2011-09-25

    In The Truth Is I Am You, The Cause Collective invites the public to create a floating poem on dozens of large helium-inflated silver balloons hovering throughout the exhibition gallery at Building 110...More »

  • Mary Mattingly "The Investigation, Constitution, and Formation of Flock House"

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2011-07-15 - 2011-08-14

    Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island Mary Mattingly’s The Investigation, Constitution, and Formation of Flock House creates an airborne habitat that imagines, projects, and adds another...More »

  • "Children’s Museum of the Arts Brings Collection of 1930s" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-06-10 - 2011-09-05

    Children’s Museum of the Arts will bring its unique exhibitions program to Governors Island this summer with Art Within Reach From the WPA to the Present. This intergenerational art exhibition explores...More »

  • poster for Louisa Armbrust "Blue Swimmer"

    Louisa Armbrust "Blue Swimmer"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    Blue Swimmer by Louisa Armbrust is an interactive video installation that uses video and sound to bring to life stop-motion photographs from a 1950’s competitive swimming manual. Using Max/MSP and Jitter,...More »

  • poster for John Morton & Jacqueline Shatz "Water Wall"

    John Morton & Jacqueline Shatz "Water Wall"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    Water is crucial to human existence. As a resource, it flows purely from the depths and heights of our planet, and yet it is subject to the follies of humankind: wars, conflicts, pollution, waste, and...More »

  • "FIGMENT Terrace 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Other
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    FIGMENT, a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, has announced the projects for two of its summer-long installations...More »

  • poster for Victoria Vesna & Jim Gimzewski "Blue Morph"

    Victoria Vesna & Jim Gimzewski "Blue Morph"

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    • Media: Video installation - Media Arts
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    Blue Morph by Victoria Vesna and nanoscientist Jim Gimzewski, is an interactive installation that uses nanoscale images and sounds derived from the metamorphosis of the Blue Morpho butterfly presented...More »

  • poster for Lisa Kirk "Backyard Adversaries”

    Lisa Kirk "Backyard Adversaries”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    Backyard Adversaries by Lisa Kirk is a randomly sequenced HD video installation projected with the Optoma TH 1020 on to four screens, and explores a variety of narrative possibilities in a surround soundscape....More »

  • poster for Mark di Suvero Exhibition

    Mark di Suvero Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-05-27 - 2012-09-30

    Mark di Suvero’s work has helped to shape our notion of modern sculpture. His monumental, spatially dynamic compositions, created using such industrial materials as I-beams and salvaged steel, reveal a...More »

  • poster for Alex Chechile "Data Decay”

    Alex Chechile "Data Decay”

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    Revisiting a vintage computer data storage format using reel to reel audiotape, Data Decay is an installation that uses data as the primary sound palette and room acoustics as a modifying agent. Images...More »

  • poster for Brendan Fernandes "Buli"

    Brendan Fernandes "Buli"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    Buli by Brendan Fernandes creates three text animations that pulse between a written vernacular and a translation in morse code. The works play with the form of museum wall labels and the lexicon in museum...More »

  • poster for Bittertang "Burble Bup"

    Bittertang "Burble Bup"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    The City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2011 has a winner! For the second year of this design competition, the competition jury has selected the sustainable design of Bittertang’s Burble Bup to be installed...More »

  • poster for CCRT "The Pained Ponies Go Up and Down"

    CCRT "The Pained Ponies Go Up and Down"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-05-27 - 2011-09-25

    The Painted Ponies Go Up and Down by The CCRT Collaborative is a kinetic sound sculpture that is solar activated. The sculpture includes a homemade record player playing a looping homemade record. The...More »

  • poster for "Floating World" Exhibition

    "Floating World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other - Sculpture - Installation - Other - Video installation - Other
    • 2010-09-10 - 2010-10-10

    LMCC presents Floating World, a group exhibition of works created by the visual artists-in-residence in the inaugural session of Swing Space in Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Each...More »

  • poster for The 3rd Annual Governors Island Art Fair

    The 3rd Annual Governors Island Art Fair

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2010-09-04 - 2010-09-26

    The 3rd Annual Governors Island Art Fair takes place every Saturday and Sunday in September (9/4 & 9/5, 9/11 & 9/12, 9/18 & 9/19 AND 9/25 & 9/26) and commences with an opening party that...More »

  • poster for "Pioneers of Change" Exhibtion

    "Pioneers of Change" Exhibtion

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Fashion - Art Talk
    • 2009-09-11 - 2009-09-20

    Pioneers of Change will take place for two weekends in September on Governors Island. Renny Ramakers, founder of Droog, has curated an event devoted to showcasing Dutch design, fashion and architecture....More »

  • poster for "New Island Festival" Exhibiton

    "New Island Festival" Exhibiton

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-10 - 2009-09-20

    Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City's Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative...More »

  • poster for The Governors Island Art Fair

    The Governors Island Art Fair

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-09-05 - 2009-09-27

    The Governors Island Art Fair presented by the 4heads Collective, is a different type of art fair - an event organized entirely by artists. Believing that artists know how their work looks best, the 4heads...More »

  • poster for "PLOT" Exhibition

    "PLOT" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-06-27 - 2009-09-20

    "PLOT" is a new public art quadrennial, produced and presented by Creative Time. This World & Nearer Ones is the first edition of PLOT, and will be held this summer on Governors Island. 19 artworks...More »

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