Rachel Rose has been selected to create a unique site-specific long term piece for Governors Island’s park and public spaces next summer. Art CommissionsGI is curated by Tom Eccles, the Executive Director of Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. Artists selected for the program create work that responds to the Island’s unique vantage point on the Harbor and Statue of Liberty, its landmark and newly designed landscapes, its chapters of history and its nascent democratic culture. Previous artists to take part have included Mark Handforth, Susan Philipsz and Rachel Whiteread. Art CommissionsGI joins OpenHouseGI as a signature program establishing Governors Island as a unique setting for art and culture. The OpenHouseGI program provides 150,000 square feet of space in historic buildings and acres of green space for recreational and cultural organizations to create events, exhibitions and festivals free of charge.
The Trust for Governors Island
Public Art Commissions