Friday, July 08, 2005

"Set and Drift" opens soon

While plans for a more permanent use for Governors Island are ironed out, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has come up with a site-specific art display to draw more visitors to the island this summer. Dubbed "Set and Drift," the exhibit premieres July 16 and runs through the middle of August. Each of the half dozen or so works plays off of the site or its previous military uses in some way. I just visited the place for the first time recently, but I'd kind of like to go back and check out some of this art. The title of the exhibit actually refers to a nautical term for any external forces that would make a ship move off its intended course. Above is a shot of toy horses once used by the island's resident children, mostly "military brats."

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