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This World & Nearer Ones

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mark Beasley, curator, and artist Anthony McCall talk about "PLOT09: This World & Nearer Ones," a Creative Time art exhibition this summer on Governors Island.

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Mark Beasley, and Anthony McCall
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Comments [3]

Colin Ledwith from London UK

In the spirit of Brian Aldiss' appropriated title for the show, are the works in the show 'essays in the familiar?'

The flip perspective might be the lack of New Yorkers knowledge of Governors Island - it could be seen as what most residents consider a familiar city suddenly made strange....

Did these contexts influence the curators in their choice of works?

Jul. 17 2009 01:15 PM
Tara from east harlem

This is NOT the first art exhibit on Governor's Island- the island has been pushing art for the last couple of years. There has been a festival for interactive art the last two summers (Figment Festival- the best weekend of fun in NYC), a show of participatory art last summer (Emergence), shows of the Sculptor's guild the last few summers, olafur eliasson's waterfall last summer, A show by the well-known photographer, Lisa Kereszi, and art fair by the Four Heads Collective, and public art project called "City of Dreams," and more.....

Jul. 17 2009 01:13 PM
Stephanos

Governors Island is also home to a sustainable farm, as of this summer.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/on-governors-ian-organic-farm-with-a-view/

Jul. 17 2009 01:10 PM

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