This World and Nearer Ones
Gov­er­nors Island, NY
June 27-August 31, 2009

Cre­ative Time is pleased to announce its new pub­lic art qua­dren­nial: PLOT, tak­ing place on his­toric Gov­er­nors Island and fea­tur­ing inter­na­tional artists respond­ing to the island with new, sire-responsive art­works. The first edi­tion of PLOT, This World & Nearer Ones, is curated by Mark Beasley. The project is pro­duced in asso­ci­a­tion with Gov­er­nors Island Preser­va­tion and Edu­ca­tion Cor­po­ra­tion, the National Park Ser­vice, NYC & Com­pany, and the Office of the Mayor. The first edi­tion, enti­tled This World & Nearer Ones, will be curated by Mark Beasley. PLOT09 will draw thou­sands to Gov­er­nors Island to explore the art­work and numer­ous other pub­lic pro­grams. PLOT09 is free and open to the pub­lic, and will open on June 27.

This World & Nearer Ones will inter­vene in the archi­tec­tural and nat­ural fab­ric of the island, trans­form­ing its his­toric build­ings and vast lawns—from the iconic Fort Jay to St. Cor­nelius Chapel—through instal­la­tion, per­for­mance, video, and audi­tory works, invit­ing audi­ences to recon­sider the island’s past and future.

Image from The Bruce High Qual­ity Foun­da­tion exhibit Empire, on view at Cueto Project Feb­ru­ary 13-April 11, 2009. Cour­tesy The Bruce High Qual­ity Foun­da­tion. The Bruce High Qual­ity Foun­da­tion is one of the many artists fea­tured in PLOT09.