Visit The Graying of AIDS exhibit on Governors Island

The Graying of AIDS is thrilled to present our work as part of the fourth annual Governors Island Art Fair, which opened Labor Day weekend and will continue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 25, 2011. The event is presented by 4heads, a New York-based arts group that transforms otherwise unused spaces into unique environments for the exhibition and performance of diverse artistic work.

Governors Island is a beautiful stretch of parkland that once functioned as a military base, and 4heads has reclaimed five sections of Building 12 (abandoned former military housing) and invited roughly 120 artists from around the world — and a handful of galleries — to use a room in the barracks to showcase our work as we see fit (you can find the Graying project in Building D, on the ground floor). Musicians, performance artists, and interactive exhibitions surround the building and add to the festive atmosphere.

Both the art fair and the brief ferry rides that deliver visitors to the island are free; ferries leave from the Manhattan ferry terminal (next to the Staten Island Ferry) at regular intervals every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, while the Brooklyn ferry runs from Pier 6 (where Atlantic Avenue meets the water) on Saturdays and Sundays only. Please find more detailed directions and ferry schedule information here. While on the island, visitors can also enjoy spectacular sweeping views, free bicycle rentals, and exciting cultural programming that varies from week to week.

It is our sincere hope that our participation in the Governors Island Art Fair will allow us connect with a diverse cross section of visitors, raise awareness, inspire conversations, and direct new people to our project website and the resources and materials housed here. If you plan on being in the NYC area during the month of September, we hope you’ll come by to check out our installation and let us know what you think. If you won’t be able to join us, never fear: we’ll follow up soon with some images from the exhibition and some highlights from our experiences.

image courtesy of Viviana Peretti