September 9, 2013
Author: C. Pazia Mannella
Jones installed a three-story piece in the stairwell of Building 111.
Indulge your curiosity as you explore the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance art. Run by artists, for artists, New York’s largest independent exhibition enters its 6th year this fall. Once again GIAF organizers, 4heads, have sifted through a sea of creative proposals from New York and around the world, giving 100 of the best a full room each, in which to wreak havoc as they see fit. GIAF also features independent galleries–encouraging the dialogue between artists and art dealers. And outside on the grass, live music, large-scale sculpture, food, drink and more. Can’t wait until September? 4heads’ Artists in Residence keep their studio doors open all summer long on the island. Get your culture fix on Governors Island – there’s enough art here to start a new country.