21. Governor’s Island 2018 Public Art Commissions

Never Comes Tomorrow by Jacob Hashimoto in the Liggett Hall archway

In June, Governors Island unveiled two impressive site specific art installations, both by Jacob Hashimoto. In the archway of Liggett Hall (a former Army barracks building that is the size of the Chrysler Building on its side), is an installation made of hundreds of wooden cubes and enormous steel funnels. The work, entitled Never Comes Tomorrow is meant as a threshold that connects Governors Island’s Historic District and the new parks, which include The Hills.

Eclipse, also by Jacob Hashimoto in the St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island

Another work by Hashimoto, Eclipse, is located in the St. Cornelius Chapel, featuring thousands of rice paper kites that adapt to the architecture of the historic space, while obscuring the elements. Eclipse was originally installed at the 57th Venice Architecture Biennale at the Palazzo Flangini.

The two installations will be viewable until October 31st this year.

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