Announcing 2024 Public Season at The Arts Center at Governors Island!

We are thrilled to announce that The Arts Center at Governors Island reopens next Saturday, July 13 with free summer programs and exhibitions running through September!

The Arts Center at Governors Island will be reopening next Saturday, July 13 with an exciting summer lineup! Free public programming and exhibitions will run from July through September. Join us next Saturday, July 13 for an opening of the exhibition Love Tapes by Wendy Clarke, first exhibited as a part of LMCC’s World Views residency program in 1980 at the World Trade Center, as well as for the final Open Studios of the current Arts Center Residents. 

Later this month, we are excited to unveil the 2024 Arts Center Curatorial Fellow’s culminating exhibitions, opening on July 27, 2024, 12-6pm. Hope is a discipline, curated by 2024 Curatorial Fellow Meghana Karnik, and Tropical Frequencies, curated by 2024 Curatorial Fellow Kiara Cristina Ventura, Founder of Processa, will be on view at the Art Center’s Upper Gallery until September 29, 2024. 

To celebrate the reopening of our public season, we also invite you to join our Current Arts Center Artists-in-Residence in their studios! Discover their artistic processes, engage in meaningful discussions, and witness exciting time-based moments. Time-Based event schedule to come!

Session One artists-in-residence include: Yasmeen Abdallah, Dahlia Bloomstone, Hedwig Brouckaert, Graciela Cassel, Yanira Castro, binbinFactory/Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa, Richard Grunn, Grace Lynne Haynes, Grace Jahng Lee, Fable Jones, Georgia Lale, Meaghan Elyse, John Maria Gutierrez, Anna Ting Möller, Bonita Oliver AKA French Leave, Ami Park, Yin Ming Wong, Yitian Yan, and our 2024 on-site assistant, Arts Center Residency ‘23 alum Erica Shires.

July 27 - September 29, 2024
The Arts Center at Governors Island

Exhibition opening: Saturday, July 27, 2024
12-6pm | Reception 4-6pm

Hope is a discipline exhibition image; Photo by Nick Lacey,

Hope is a discipline

Upper Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

Curated by Meghana Karnik, LMCC’s Curatorial Fellow 2024, and co-curated with Eugene Hannah Park (ISCP Curator-in-Residence, New York/Seoul), Marina Christodoulidou (de Appel Curatorial Fellow, Amsterdam/Limassol), and Billy Fowo (Curator, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin/Yaoundé).

Hope is a discipline inhabits the words of Mariame Kaba, who proposes that hope is neither just a feeling, nor a horizon but something we do together, using the resources we already have. This concept of hope inspired a curatorial collective, who envisioned Hope is a discipline to be a traveling project that generates a translocal network of thought partners who practice hope as communal labor.

Artists Featured: Adama Delphine Fawundu, Kyuri Jeon, Suneil Sanzgiri, Bread and Puppet Theater, Maggie Wong.

Tropical Frequencies exhibition image, La Mamá De Perla, Bony Ramirez, Photo courtesy of the artist

Tropical Frequencies 

Upper Gallery at The Arts Center at Governors Island

Curated by Kiara Cristina Ventura, Founder of Processa 

Tropical Frequencies is an exhibition featuring painting, sculpture and installations by Caribbean artists who channel and engage with alternate realms in their practices. The art works act as a medium to connect with the metaphysical and connect back to the islands through repurposed organic and manmade materials such as wood, sand, seashells, and recycled clothing.

Artists Featured: Cheyenne Julien, Emily Manwaring, Bony Ramirez, mosie romney, Quiara Torres, Tiempo De Zafra.