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Water Art is the New Land Art | The Celebration: September 21-22 Preview

  • Nolan Park House 5B Governors Island, NY (map)

“[Working with water as site and material] is about recognizing and experiencing how we are but dependent parts of much larger natural patterns and forces, and living accordingly. This is not new knowledge, but we need to relearn this ancient wisdom and bring it into the contemporary context.” - Jackie Brookner, artist

Works on Water and Underwater New York are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Water Art is the New Land Art, a small, documentary exhibition that shares photos from Works on Water 2017, the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in, and with the water, along with Water Art projects from around the world and new works created by our fifty-four 2018 Artists-in-Residence. This exhibition is organized as part of our 2018 artist residency on Governors Island, where we have created an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment.

We’re also thrilled to launch the catalogue documenting the 2017 triennial, which will be available during the celebration, as well as the launch of our beta-version Water Art Map. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the work of this diverse community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.

Water Art is the New Land Art

Exhibition on view until October 27

Governors Island

Nolan Park, 5B

Public Hours: Sat-Sun, 11-5PM

See ferry schedule here


The Celebration

Preview: Friday, September 21 | 3:30-5:30PM
Public Celebration: Saturday, September 22 | 12-6:30PM

Many events will be happening in and around the weekend celebration, including Susannah Ray: New York Waterways, hosted by Underwater New York, featuring poets Amber Atiya, Dena Igusti, and Kelly Sullivan; and performances by Mayfield Brooks and TRYST. See the evolving full schedule of events here.   

Supported by New York City Cultural Affairs and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

Earlier Event: September 8
Sunk Shore