8. New Governors Island Art Space
Governors Island’s first permanent arts space, the LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, opened to the public in late September. Housed inside a former ordnance warehouse, the 40,000-square-foot space is dedicated to public performances, exhibitions and artist residencies, visual and performing arts studios and the Island’s first indoor cafe.
Currently on display in the ground floor gallery is Michael Wang’s Extinct in New York, a large-scale installation made up of four greenhouses filled with plant, lichen and algae species that were historically documented in New York City but that no longer growing in the wild. Below the historic roof trusses, new art from Yto Barrada with guest artist Bettina investigates issues of ecology, sustainability and history in a site-specific exhibition, The Power of Two Suns.