• Through a 1,600-Pound Sculpture of Moving Chains, Artist Charles Gaines Confronts the Enduring Legacy of American Slavery

    3 monthes ago - By Colossal

    All images by Timothy Schenk, courtesy of Creative Time, shared with permission
    Eight years after artist Charles Gaines began work on “ Moving Chains ,” the monumental public work now stands at Outlook Hill on Governors Island. Evocative of a ship hull, the enormous kinetic sculpture features nine rows of steel chains that roll atop a structure made of Sapele, a wood native to Africa, with eight moving at the pace of the harbor's currents and the other at that of a boat.
    The 110-foot, 1,600-pound work is Gaines' first public art commission and a sharp critique of systemic issues inherent...
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