7th Annual Governor's Island Art Fair
Every Weekend in September 2014 Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 6pm Free Admission
"Parabellum" has been juried into the 2014 Governor's Island Art Fair (Building 407). Every June since 2008, the GIAF jury carefully sifts through a sea of energetic and compelling proposals from New York and around the world, giving each of the top 100 selected a full room in the island’s historic landmarked Army and Coast Guard housing.
Run by artists for artists, New York's largest independent exhibition enters its 7th year this fall. Now an established event of New York’s art calendar, 4heads organizers are excited that the spirited end-of-summer fair still maintains its mission of giving dynamic talent from around the world unique spaces to showcase their work (and wreak havoc) as they see fit. “We believe artists know what is best for their own work and Governors Island gives participating artists the space to create these special environments,” the 4heads founders explain.
Room after room unfolds with surprising and captivating installations throughout the former homes of military officers and their families. Manifesting various states of decay, the buildings seem to tell stories of their own, adding a thought-provoking second narrative to the artwork presented in the now decommissioned and re-energized spaces.
Governors Island Art Fair is organized by 4heads, a New York City nonprofit organization created by artists for artists. 4heads’ goals are to foster community by offering space for artists, to provide arts-education for the underserved, and to expose hidden culture. 4heads supports a collaborative DIY spirit while catalyzing dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life. 4heads is led by founding members Nicole Laemmle, Jack Robinson and Antony Zito.
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