We’ve secretly known for a while that FIGMENT is a uniquely wonderful event, but we are nonetheless very excited to see the media is catching on, too: The Village Voice has voted FIGMENT NYC the Best Art Festival of 2011! Our 2011 NYC Weekend event is “one of the most exciting arts weekends within ferry [...]
As much as we hate to admit it, summer is slowly coming to an end. That means we are approaching that time to de-install all FIGMENT @Liggett Terrace projects: our Sculpture Garden, Minigolf Course and Burble Bup Pavilion. Everything must go! De-installation, deconstruction, demolition… Sounds like fun? Fun you shall have! Come out to Governors [...]
“Flaming Cactus,” a piece created by the Animus Arts Collective for FIGMENT 2011 season-long Sculpture Garden, has been chosen by NYC’s Department of Transportation for their “Summer Streets” program, August 6, 13, & 20. Flaming Cactus creates something of beauty out of everyday items. Animus transforms city lampposts – by nature cold and utilitarian – [...]
As the city is slowly roasting in the hot summer sun, FIGMENT’s season-long projects on Governors Island offer shade, solace and FREE summer fun to visitors of Liggett Terrace. We expect about 200,000 people to come out and contemplate, interact with, dance around, play with, talk about, and generally enjoy the FIGMENT 2011 Sculpture Garden, [...]
Well, that was awesome on top of awesome! Thank you so much for all of your hard work to make FIGMENT NYC 2011 such an amazing success! Please join us for a special post-FIGMENT Meet and Greet to reconnect, share stories, and come up with ways that we can make FIGMENT even better! Please note [...]
FIGMENT NYC is about to take over Governors Island. On Friday June 10, Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 the island will be a playground for participatory art and creative culture. Want to get a feel of what FIGMENT NYC 2011 has in store? Check out our Artists+Projects page to see all registered projects [...]
Check out this amazing timelapse video by FIGMENT Artist Chris Jordan… of the FIGMENT NYC minigolf course, pavilion, and sculpture garden in FIGMENT Terrace under construction, and then check out the intense opening weekend crowds! Wow! FIGMENT GO time from Chris Jay on Vimeo.
Design Firm Bittertang (Antonio Torres, Mikey Loverich) of the Burble Bup Pavilion will be featured in a few wonderful events and talks these coming weekends! Friday, June 3—Sunday, June 5, 2011: Bushwick Open Studios Bushwick Open Studios will be taking place this weekend, incorporating all types of creative expression and other community activities over three [...]
If you are at FIGMENT on Saturday or Sunday, you won’t want to miss this! Hoards of people will amass, seemingly out of nowhere, and sing Stephanie Johnstone’s setting of Carrie Foulkes poem, “Love Commence,” which is a celebration of basic human connection. Anybody who is around to witness this is encouraged to clap along [...]
Yes, submissions for the FIGMENT NYC 2011 weekend are closed. But we would still love to have you and your art project on Governors Island for the event! Even though submissions are closed, we want to encourage everyone to bring their art with them to FIGMENT — whatever it is, and in whatever media. As [...]
Registration for the FIGMENT 2011 NYC Weekend is officially closed. You may have missed the deadline for the NYC event on Governors Island, but don’t let that stop you from entering a project for this year’s FIGMENT on that other island, Belle Isle in Detroit, on August 6! Calls for Participation for FIGMENT Detroit are [...]
The City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2011 has a winner! The competition jury has selected the sustainable design of Bittertang’s Burble Bupto be installed on Governors Island for the summer 2011 season as a temporary central gathering and assembly point for arts and cultural activity on the island. Design ‘farm’ Bittertang envisioned strangers lounging and mingling [...]
Tickets are now on sale for our main annual fundraiser event on April 6th at 320 Studios in NYC… Join us for an intimate conversation with FIGMENT producers and artists and preview the art for FIGMENT 2011. Be the first to see the design of the new City of Dreams Pavilion, as we unveil the [...]
Registration for the 2011 Minigolf Course “Bugs and Features” is officially closed. All registered artists still have time to submit their projects until March 1, 2011. You may have missed the deadline for the Season Long exhibitions Governors Island, but don’t let that stop you from entering a project for this year’s FIGMENT Weekend! Calls [...]
Submissions are now open for FIGMENT 2011 events in Jackson, MS (May 14-15), Boston (June 4-5) and NYC (June 10-12)! Project submissions are welcome in every medium imaginable — from sculpture and installations to performance, workshops, games, electronic art, music, dance, etc. To submit a project for FIGMENT JXN, click here. Submission deadline for JXN [...]
Registration for the 2011 City of Dreams Pavilion and Sculpture Garden is officially closed. All registered artists still have time to submit their projects until February 1. You may have missed the deadline for the Sculpture Garden, but don’t let that stop you from entering a project for this year’s Minigolf course! Calls for proposals [...]
We have extended the registration deadlines for our 2011 Sculpture garden and City of Dreams Pavilion to January 22, 2011! So all you artists out there who haven’t gotten round to registering and submitting your projects, now’s the time! Read more about the Pavilion competition, or register right away. Read more about the 2011 Sculpture [...]
It’s been a great summer for FIGMENT on Governors Island, with nearly 25,000 people coming out for the FIGMENT weekend in June, and perhaps as many as 200,000 visiting FIGMENT Terrace, playing minigolf and interacting with the sculpture garden over the summer… Now it’s time to put all our toys away… and begin dreaming up ways to make FIGMENT 2011 even bigger and better!
The Living Pavilion has had a great summer… but now it’s time to take it apart. We will begin disassembling the Living Pavilion on Saturday Oct. 2, and will continue on Sunday Oct. 3. Please come by, lend a hand in taking apart the pavilion, and take a few crates home with you!
In Friday?s Weekend section of The New York Times, Edward Rothstein wrote a fairly evenhanded story about Governors Island as ?A Playground for the Arts.” As a follow-up, Ken Johnson contributed a dismissive and offensive post on the Times blog. In his critique, Johnson manages to miss the point entirely. The art on Governors Island isn?t for him. This is art for the rest of us.
Hello everyone! We hope you’re enjoying your post-FIGMENT summer! Even though FIGMENT 2011 is eleven months away, there are still a number of FIGMENT-related events going on! For starters, our summer-long installations on Governors Island?the FIGMENT Sculpture Garden, Minigolf Course, and the Living Pavilion?are open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday through October 3. So come out to the island and have another look, and please consider volunteering to help at the minigolf course!
Last weekend’s FIGMENT Boston event was a tremendous success! Thank you so much to all of the dedicated and talented artists and volunteers who made it happen. Photos are being posted online as we speak, and you can view some of the ones on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=figmentboston2010&m=text. We’re gearing up for this weekend’s FIGMENT NYC [...]
Have a look at our wonderful new FIGMENT video, directed by Justin Lange and produced by Ashley Martinez!
Please join us to preview FIGMENT art for our 2nd annual Groundbreaking Fundraiser, April 28th at the Gershwin Hotel. For more information & tickets: http://newyork.figmentproject.org/2011/groundbreaking