River To River 2020: Four Voices

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River To River, LMCC’s annual summer festival, was created in the aftermath of 9/11 with the intention to heal and celebrate New Yorkers’ resiliency through the power of art.

For almost 20 years, this principle is the driving force behind our festival that remains free and open to all to this day.

Responding to the challenges of this present moment, LMCC and the founding partners of River To River have reimagined River To River 2020. We have invited four artists who explore social practice to create new works for New Yorkers as we navigate these uncharted waters together.

These projects have been reconfigured to channel important artistic voices to wide-ranging audiences with projects that start through virtual connection and lead to moments of physical presence, and public artworks that can be witnessed in open spaces over time.

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River To River 2020: Four Voices is curated by Lili Chopra and Nanette Nelms in partnership with the founding partners of the festival.

Asiya Wadud
ECHO EXHIBIT
Begins July 9
Various locations throughout the Seaport District

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Asiya Wadud invited participants to create a collection of poems reflecting on current times, which artist Shannon Finnegan has brought to the city’s windows

Jean Shin
Floating MAiZE
Begins July 13

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

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The Last Straw
Begins July 13
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
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Jean Shin asks viewers to consider our collective use of plastic and its catastrophic effects on our world

Muna Malik
Blessing of the Boats: River To River
Begins July 9 online


August 15 from 10am-8pm
August 16-August 18 from 10am-7pm
Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City
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Muna Malik welcomes us to imagine what new society we want to build and what actions can help us make this reality

Mona Chalabi
100 New Yorkers
Begins September 2020

22 screens across the Westfield World Trade Center campus

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Mona Chalabi creates an ode to New York City that visualizes the diversity of people that form the heart and soul of the city we know and love.

 

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History of the River To River Festival

River To River was created in the aftermath of 9/11 with the intention to heal and celebrate New Yorkers’ resiliency through to the power of art. For almost 20 years, this principle has been the driving force behind this unique festival, totally free and open to all.

The festival has always been a celebration of what is possible when artistic creativity, cultural institutions, civic bodies and corporate entities come together in mutual support, and we recognize the importance of this ecosystem to the health, vibrancy and future of our city.

“As reliable as the tide but considerably less predictable, a deep dive into the sheer volume of events scheduled for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River To River Festival will leave your head swimming with ways to soak in this annual genre-blurring, boundary-bursting celebration of dance, music, theater, and visual art.”

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Past Festivals

2019 Edition

June 18 - 29

The 2019 festival encouraged the discovery of what arises when we all slow down.

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2018 Edition

June 15–24

The 2018 edition celebrated New York City’s historic and geographic breadth, while looking to the future of the city in its multiplicity of voices and perspectives.

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2017 Edition

June 16–26

The 2017 edition presented an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms.

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Sponsorship

For corporate sponsorship inquiries, please contact Rebecca Cardwell at rcardwell@lmcc.net.

For media sponsorship inquiries, please contact Sophie Lam, Director of Communications & Marketing at slam@lmcc.net.