Coinciding with the opening of Governor's Island, the Emergence Art Show launched on May 31st; the exhibit is housed in a couple of the abandoned mansions on the island. The summer exhibition includes:
Experimental and participatory art involving more than 30 artists/collectives, with a strong emphasis on audience and artist interaction. Using the theme, "Creative Pioneers in Uncharted Territory," exhibitors will use the context, history, and recent steps towards revitalization, or "emergence," of Governors Island as the source of inspiration and departure for the creation of participatory art exploring the human condition.
The site-specific show will change throughout the season due to its interactive nature; see more of the installations here and head over yourself, the show is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Need more than one reason to make the journey to Governor's? Curator of the show, Johan Kritzinger, also has the Figment Festival coming up at the end of the month. Not enough? There's also a City of Dreams mini golf course set up for the season! Get over there before July 26th though, when the Emergence Art Show will cease to exist.