Figment New York: Another kind of documenta. Figment is a free annual participatory arts event that was originally created specifically for New York City’s Governors Island. The first event, inspired by the current arts environment in New York, as well as by the Burning Man event in Nevada, took place in 2007, since then it has spread to a number of other cities such as Boston, Jackson, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.
Figment New York hosts an annual event on Governors Island. It includes an interactive sculpture garden, an artist-designed minigolf course, and an architectural pavilion. (Sounds like Documenta 13’s Karlsaue sans dog run). On the weekend of June 9/10, more than 25’000 people came to the Island to watch and help create over 200 art projects in any imaginable medium. Special exhibitions included the Minigolf Course based on the theme “Arcade”; the City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013; and the interactive sculpture garden. The centerpiece of Figment’s summer-long installations for 2012 is the TreeHouse. So how was the Figment 2012 Weekend? Watch this video!
Figment New York 2012. Video by Shimon Azulay. Governors Island, June 9, 2012.