Personal Islands Off Manhattan: The Smithson Edition


This is better than pirates. Modernartnotes reports that the Whitney is preparing to realize Robert Smithson’s work, Floating Island, a landscaped barge which will be tugged around New York Harbor.
I’ve been waiting for this since Spring 1997, when Brian Conley and Joe Amrhein talked about doing it after their successful recreation of Smithson’s Dead Tree at Pierogi 2000.
Whitney gossip at Modern Art Notes
Artforum reviews Dead Tree at Pierogi 2000, May ’97
Dead Tree and Floating Island at
Man claims Governors Island for several minutes with pirate flag