October 1, 2022

Governors Island Arts Organizations in Residence Present New Public Programs Kicking Off This Month

Governors Island Arts announced new fall programming from seasonal organizations in residence at the former historic military homes of Nolan Park and Colonels Row, expanding cultural offerings for Governors Island visitors and exploring themes such as abolition, origins of Latin American art, the intersections of art and technology, struggles for racial and gender equity, and more.

“Governors Island attracts a variety of visitors with its extensive lineup of organizations in residence, and this fall’s plays are the epitome of unique experiences in the middle of New York Harbor,” said Maria-Torres Springer, Deputy Mayor for economic and workforce development. “I encourage all New Yorkers to visit Governors Island’s Nolan Park and Colonels Row, which include powerful rooms showcasing arts, culture and technology.”

“As Governors Island’s cultural community continues to grow, we are excited to present even more engaging cultural experiences from more than two dozen organizations in residence from across the city,” said Clare Newman, President and CEO. management of the Trust for Governors Island. “There’s no place in New York like Governors Island – from our accessible recreational experiences, to our stunning and environmentally innovative landscapes, to one of the most diverse collections of cultural experiences to showcase in one place – I encourage all New Yorkers to hop on the ferry and enjoy all that the Island has to offer this fall.”

“The Organizations in Residence program represents a powerful cross section of New York City perspectives, and we’re excited that visitors can experience the expanded program offerings for the fall months,” said Juan Pablo Siles, Associate Curator and producer. at the Trust for Governors Island. “These new offerings put the mission of Governors Island Arts into practice, tackling the most pressing issues of our time and responding to the island’s unique environments, while further connecting the Governors Island Arts Center to the community. arts and culture of the whole city.”

Reflecting the diversity of New York City in a cultural hub, Governors Island Arts’ seasonal Organizations-in-Residence program presents vibrant programming that is accessible and free to island visitors each year. 2022 organizations in residence include 4heads, American Indian Community House, ArtCrawl Harlem, Beam Center, Billion Oyster Project, BronxArtSpace, Bronx Hispanic Festival/New York Latin American Triennial, the Climate Museum, Escaping Time: Art from US Prisons, Flux Factory , Harvestworks, KODA, MoCADA, NARS Foundation, New Art Dealers Alliance, New York Virtual Volcano Observatory, National Academy of Design, NYC Audubon, NYU Gallatin WetLab, Pratt School of Architecture’s GAUD Program, Swale, Triangle Arts, and the West Harlem Art Fund .

Below is a schedule of free exhibitions and upcoming public programs, with more to be announced in the coming weeks at www.govisland.org.

BronxArtSpace: artist residency and open studios

September October

Colonels Row Building 407A

BronxArtSpace is a community organization committed to supporting local and often underfunded artists, fostering projects that engage vital social, educational and political concerns. On Governors Island, BronxArtSpace will host its annual artist residency for seven Bronx artists alongside open studios September 24-25 and October 29-30.

Escaping Time: The Art of American Prisons

August 20-October 30

Colonels Row Building 410A

Founded in 2013, Escaping Time: Art from US Prisons strives to change the way people who have gone through the criminal justice system are viewed by society as a whole. By displaying and selling artwork created behind prison walls, they engage visitors to Governors Island with issues related to the criminal justice system, reminding that there are human beings behind every room. Join us for an opening reception on August 27 from 5-7 p.m.

2022 New York Latin American Triennial (NYLAAT) presented by the Bronx Hispanic Festival

August 29-November 16

Colonels Row Building 405B

The 2022 New York Latin American Triennial (NYLAAT) is new to Governors Island, presented under the umbrella of the Bronx Hispanic Festival at eight New York locations. This year’s theme, Abya Yala: Structural Origins, explores pre-Columbian, African and European influence and the compulsive changes on Latin American art brought about with the contemporary era. NYLAAT 2022 on Governors Island will feature the work of 10 artists on display throughout the fall.

NYU Gallatin WetLab: Smell the Rubble

September 10-October 30

Colonels Row Building 403

feel rubble brings together historical multimedia works by Beverly Buchanan and Betty Beaumont, as well as a site-specific sculptural intervention by Gabriela Salazar. Join us for an opening night on September 10 from 4-7 p.m.

American Indian Community House

Parc Nolan Building 15

The American Indian Community House will present several free public arts programs throughout the fall, including staged readings, open rehearsals, and performances by Native American artist, writer, director, and actor Chatha/Choctaw, Creek and Delaware Nicholson Billey; Mohawk actress, director and writer Danielle Gray; LeAnne Howe, Marla Carlson and Muriel Miguel.

flux factory

Colonels Row Building 404A

Free public, artist-led programs at Flux Saturdays, held the last Saturday of each month through the end of October, including performances, exhibitions, open studios, workshops, and more.

Harvestworks: Fluid – an exhibition of art and technology

August 27-October 30

Nolan Park Building 10B

Through technology-driven artwork, Fluid brings together artists working in a variety of media, including recycled electronics, web-VR, and immersive sound and image installations. Drawing attention to the fluid relationships between humans, animals and machines, each work explores these questions through the prism of the artist.

KODA: Mildred Beltré: Working to get there

August 12-September 18

Colonels Row Building 404B

Through her agitprop work and her poetic gestures, Mildred Beltré arouses desire and invites the imagination to dream with eyes wide open. Working to Make It Happen takes its title from foreshadowing and abolitionist writing and features prints, drawings, hooks and installations of human hair created between the years 2002-2022 that represent a powerful struggle for racial and gender equity which is crucial for hope and joy.

KODA x Residency Unlimited – The Serpent and the Archives

August 20-September 10

Colonels Row Building 404B

The Snake & The Archive is a collaborative research and installation project by Stephanie Misa and queer feminist zine-producing duo Multiple Spirits. The installation approaches and encounters archives – whether as subject, source or concept, and the intersections between them – through embodied and situated knowledge and culturally distinct perspectives.

Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora: MoCADA Abolition House

July 16-October 30

Nolan Park Building 7A

At MoCADA Abolition House on Governors Island, mid-career artists will use their unique platform, space, and resources to develop and showcase social justice-related projects, films, performances, and other new work. Highlights include Supremacy Project, a group installation addressing the systemic violence and oppression that BIPOC families and communities are fighting to end; Protest With Art, with artifacts collected by The All Street Journal that chronicle the Black Lives Matter movement, housing justice movements and mental health causes; and feature films of short films.

NARS Foundation: NARS Satellite Residence Exhibition

Nolan Park Building 5B

September 10-October 30

Curated by NARS Curator Jessica Duby, this exhibition features works by the NARS Foundation’s satellite artists-in-residence on Governors Island, as well as artist-led workshops and open studios.

National Academy of Design: Materia/Material


Nolan Park Building 7B

The National Academy of Design hosts a summer residency for six artists-in-residence, as well as several open studios and participatory workshops throughout the fall.

New York Audubon

Parc Nolan Building 17

August 6-October 29

This fall, New York City Audubon will open the doors to his Governors Island residence, inviting visitors inside the house to experience the world of urban birds in unexpected ways. Additionally, the Afternoon Bird Walks continue every Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m.

Pratt School of Architecture Department of Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD): Experimental Landings

Parc Nolan Building 14

Until September 5

This exhibition questions the way in which designers affirm their capacity for action through the representation, organization and formation of the territory. Join a panel discussion and reception on September 1.

Pratt School of Architecture Department of Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD): MS.Arch and MS.AUD Student Show 2022

Parc Nolan Building 14

September 16-October 28

An exhibition showcasing the work of students graduating from the Ms.Arch (Master of Science in Architecture) and the MS.AUD (Master of Science in Urban Design) in the summer of 2022.

Swale: City Metabolism

Nolan Park Building 11 and LMCC Center for the Arts at Governors Island

November 16-17

An annual symposium that will focus on life-sustaining metabolic processes that can build or rebuild the foundations of sustainability. Co-presented by Urban Soils Institute NYC and NYC Soil and Water Conservation District.

Swale: Free Soil Testing Events

Nolan Park Building 11

August 27 & September 17

Visitors can bring soil samples from home, and Swale and NYC Urban Soils Institute will test it on site for heavy metal content.

West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF)

Nolan Park Building 10B

September 10-October 30

The West Harlem Art Fund will present Fall Arts, a new indoor exhibition featuring print, design and sculpture works by New York-area artists. This fall, WHAF will also host monoprint workshops on September 10, September 24, October 8 and October 22, led by artist Red Sagalow, and outdoor tap workshops on October 2 and 9.

Additionally, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC) Arts Center on Governors Island – the first year-round house of the arts on the island – continues its 2022 season through the fall months, with an exhibition site-specific by Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin, a four-channel video installation by Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Bradford Young, a participatory sculpture installation by Simon Benjamin, and the monthly series of public programs Take Care. The Arts Center is open Friday through Sunday, with free entry available at www.lmcc.net.