Creative Time: Moving Chains Reopens to the Public – Governors Island, NY

by | May 19, 2023 | Art

Moving Chains Reopening to the Public Spring 2023

Creative Time, Governors Island Arts, and Times Square Arts notes opening of Moving Chains and will be on view through early Summer 2023, before traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio for the final chapter of the multi-site public art commission.

Moving Chains is the second chapter of Charles Gaines’s The American Manifest. The 110-foot kinetic sculpture activated by colossal chains rotating overhead anchors a public art project that addresses the reality of systemic racism in the United States of America through embodied and visual experience, and provides critical historical context on our extraordinary political division today. The American Manifest is the first major public art commission by Charles Gaines, a lauded conceptual artist recognized for his nearly 50-year career examining the nature of perception, social systems, and abstraction.

Individual tours for press may be scheduled during the winter hiatus, weather permitting, by email to Kathryn McKinney at Creative Time, or Sarah Krautheim at The Trust for Governors Island,

Announcing Moving Chains: Toward Abolition, May 20th

Join Creative Time and Governors Island Arts for a day including a walking tour, presentations, panel discussions, and art making workshops for all ages Schedule & Register.




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