The Trust for Governors Island today announced the next projects as part of its art commissions program. This June, the Trust will present an exhibition of two monumental works on Governors Island by New York based artist Jacob Hashimoto. Never before exhibited in the United States, The Eclipse and Never Comes Tomorrow collectively mark the artist’s first major installation of public art in New York City. The exhibition opens to the public June 2 and will be on display daily inside Governors Island’s St. Cornelius Chapel and outdoors in Liggett Hall Archway through October 31.
“Governors Island’s unique historic architecture coupled with its dramatic location in the Harbor is the perfect venue for New Yorkers to experience groundbreaking and free public art,” said Michael Samuelian, President of the Trust for Governors Island. “We invite all visitors to the Island to experience these inspiring and dynamic works and are so thrilled to be able to welcome New Yorkers into a transformed St. Cornelius Chapel for the first time in five years.”
Showcased in New York City for the first time, Hashimoto’s The Eclipse is a monumental work of thousands of delicate rice paper kites, enveloping viewers in a tangible, yet ever shifting fog. Originally installed at the Palazzo Flangini during the 57th Venice Biennale, the cloud-like work has been newly adapted for Governors Island’s St. Cornelius Chapel, winding, bending and at times consuming the architecture. St. Cornelius Chapel, owned by Trinity Church Wall Street, will open its doors for the first time since 2013 for visitors to delight in the piece.
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