Read the full article titled "Portfolio: Simon Benjamin by Louis Bury" here and learn about Simon Benjamin's work. To quote Bury, "Benjamin's ...works on the legacies of African diasporic history...exude a sense of serenity with hints of turbulence beneath the surface."
Pillars by Simon Benjamin is currently on view at The Arts Center at Governors Island through October 30, 2022. Benjamin’s current work at Governors Island focuses on migration, labor, and the disembodied forms of care that immigrants send home to their loved ones. Viewing portals bored into the masses of large shipping barrels act as a reinterpretation of the diorama, a French picture viewing device that originated in Paris around the time Haiti gained its independence. Glimpsing through these portals, viewers encounter video and projections of horizons from locations in the U.S. that face the direction of islands in the Caribbean.
Accessible by a short eight-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan to Govenors Island, all exhibitions and events at The Arts Center are free and open to all.