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Get ready for even more cool stuff on Governors Island this summer. Beyond staples like the Figment festival, the new 20-acre park opening on May 24 will have a ton of site-specific public art, including Susan Philipsz's bugle-infused sound piece that takes inspiration from the island's military past, "four totem-like sculptures" by sculptor Mark Handforth, like "a 30-foot bronze tree with lopped-off limbs cradling a blue phone," and a concrete work that British artist Rachel Whiteread is creating to intentionally look like an abandoned shed. The latter is set for completion in 2015, but you can see the others this summer. [NYT; previously]