‘The Socrates Annual’ Exhibition Opening Celebration
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 • 3 – 6 PM
Join us to celebrate the opening of The Socrates Annual 2018! The exhibition features fifteen new public artworks by the Park’s 2018 Artist Fellows: Leilah Babirye, Sherwin Banfield, Amy Brener, Lionel Cruet, Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert, Ronen Gamil, Jesse Harrod, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Leander Mienarus Knust, Antone Konst, Joiri Minaya, Nicholas Missel, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Nancy Nowacek, Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder. The Fellows’ projects range in subject matter from Queens hip-hop to Incan architecture and utilize diverse media including concrete, textile, rubber, and resin – creating unique points interest for visitors to discover throughout the Park’s landscape.
The Socrates Annual is the culminating exhibition of the Park’s Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) program – which has served hundreds of artists participants including Sable Elyse Smith (2016), Hank Willis Thomas (2006), and Orly Genger (2004) since it was formalized in 2000. Each year, EAF awards fifteen artists selected through a competitive open-call application process with production stipends, access to the Park’s outdoor artist studio, and the technical resources needed to realize ambitious public artworks. The program and exhibition are designed to foster individual artist’s projects rather than present an overarching theme.
FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.
Image: Into the ground, Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder, 2018