This weekend, New York City’s Governors Island will be transformed into a multifaceted array of artwork and art projects at FIGMENT.
This weekend Governor’s Island will be transformed into a multifaceted array of artwork and art projects at FIGMENT. Expect massive installations, sculptures, sounds, lots of people with hula hoops, mini golf and performance art by dozens of artists and collectives.
Currently in its fourth year, FIGMENT is a completely free grass-roots effort. No art is sold at FIGMENT and no one makes a profit. Bring your bike, pack a picnic and plan to have a good time. Think of it as a mini-Family-friendly Burning Man.
FIGMENT demonstrates that the arts can be “participatory, bursting with creativity and completely free, born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public.”
Last year’s NYC event included over 400 art projects and more than 13,000 participants, including inflatable sculptures, group dance lessons, site-specific art installations, ‘bathtub’ photo booths, roving samba bands, costumed stilt walkers, and art that encouraged children of all ages to touch, climb, manipulate, and contribute.
See the video from last year’s FIGMENT event below:
image: (c) 2009 Jim Glaser – Watershed by Disorient and MSLK