August 23 2014

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To Do This Weekend: PLOT/09


This World & Nearer Ones , the first edition of a new public art quadrennial, PLOT/09, opens on Governors Island tomorrow. It’s not quite a real island getaway, but it’s a free summer adventure right in the city, with 19 site-specific works by international artists both emerging and well known (Klaus Weber, Lawrence Weiner, Mark Wallinger, Patti Smith and daughter Jesse Smith) scattered among the landscape in a large-scale art takeover. Tomorrow’s opening includes a day-long performance by Mexico City-based artist/forensic technician Teresa Margolles and a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. There’s only a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms, which isn’t all that bad, relatively speaking. See you on the ferry.

Photo: Courtesy of Governors Island

Dept. of Culture