NEW YORK – On Saturday, May 31, 2008 Governors Island's will officially open for the season, in tandem with FIGMENT's project, "EMERGENCE". The exhibition will include 25 artists groups and collaborative projects. The focus is on the history and significance of Governors Island and revealed through participatory art.
Artists and art collectives who make Emergence possible include: Anne Arden McDonald, artcodex, Asha Ganpat, Avant Car Guard (South Africa), Chris Jordan, Casper Electronics, Christian Nerf/Barend de Wet/Douglas Gimberg (South Africa), Damon Hamm, Dana Salisbury, Erik Fabian, Eugenia Yu, Friendly Falcons & Their Friend the Snake, G-77, Jason Van Anden & Nate Hawks, John Krill (South Africa), John Walter, Michael Alan, Monica Muller, Peripheral Media Projects, Pornj Diamond Cell, Sarah Phillips, Saviour Scraps, Tara Parsons, Tim & Martin Dockery, Triangle Project (Denmark, Istanbul), and Urban Homesteading Project.
The EMERGENCE Curatorial Committee: Johan Kritzinger, Joyce Manalo, Elke Dehner and Audrey Boguchwal. If you have any questions, please e-mail media relations contact, Rosemary Siciliano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition Dates: May 31- July 26, 2008
Viewing hours: Saturday & Sundays ONLY 11:00 AM-05:00 PM
11:00 AM – “The Hive”, Peripheral Media Projects
11:30 AM – “Forage”, Dana Salisbury
12:00 PM – “Porch Songs: Into the Shade”, Saviour Scraps
12:30 PM – “No Rules”, Erik Fabian
01:00 PM – “Casper Electronics”, Peter Edwards
02:00 PM – Participatory Art Panel, Emergence Curatorial Team
03:00 PM – “The 10 Penny Hi-Top”, Friendly Falcons (FF)
04:00 PM – “Summer Homestead”, Urban Homesteading Project (UHP)
04:30 PM – Jazz Performance, Mercury Landing
6/22 – Dana Salisbury, UHP, Triangle Project
6/29 – Dana Salisbury, Saviour Scraps, Erik Fabian, FF, UHP, Michael Alan
7/05 – Saviour Scraps, UHP
7/26 – Saviour Scraps, Erik Fabian, FF, UHP, Triangle Project
- Bring old tshirts, linens, dresses, and underutilized fabric to Saviour Scraps, "Old Porch Songs: Into the Shade"
- Bring any size recyclable bottles to Urban Homesteading Project, "Summer Homestead"
The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, in Lower Manhattan. This is the old green building from 1908 that is immediately to the left of the Staten Island Ferry building on the East Side of Lower Manhattan.
The easiest way to get to the Battery Maritime Building via public transportation is by the #1 train to South Ferry Station, the 4/5 trains to Bowling Green Station, or the W/R trains to Whitehall Street Station.
*Please check mta.info for subway service changes AND weekend schedules.
Ferry leaves Manhattan every half hour, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Saturdays, and on the hour,10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Sundays. For detailed ferry schedules, please seewww.govisland.com/Visit_the_Island/directions.asp.