24. Exhibition in Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs

Janine Antoni, I open the gates, 2019, Mixed media gilded with 24 karat gold leaf, Installation view of I am fertile ground
in the Catacombs at The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY (September–November 2019) © Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco Photo: Christopher Burke

From September 21 to November 17, a site-specific art installation will be inside the Green-Wood Cemetery catacombs by contemporary artist Janine Antoni. The piece, entitled “i am fertile ground” uses religious iconography “to pay homage to the body’s wisdom,” according to the cemetery, with each work enshrining a gesture. Antoni says, “I gild the active embodiment of the spirit, paying reverence to the knowledge of the boy itself, burned in muscle memory.”

The catacombs will be open to the public, for free, every Saturday and Sunday during the exhibition run with additional public programming to take place including a meditation class, film screening, and artist talk.