About the Project

The inaugural edition of New York City’s public art quadrennial PLOT took place on historic Governors Island and featured nineteen site-specific commissions by international artists, each of which addressed facets of the island’s past, present, or future. PLOT09: This World & Nearer Ones drew thousands of viewers, who not only explored the artworks, but also participated in numerous public programs.


This World & Nearer Ones intervened in the architectural and natural fabric of the island, as the artists transformed 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 complicated history, as well as the greater uncertainty of humanity’s future.




Multiple Artists

PLOT09: This World & Nearer Ones

Governors Island



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