Artists participating in the ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition have curated online programs to activate their projects and engage the public.
Jeffrey Gibson’s Programming
Laura Ortman performing, Image by Cut/Cut/Cut: Chelsea Knight & Itziar Barrio
Artist Jeffrey Gibson considers performances to be a crucial aspect of his monument project, ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House‘ – which pays homage to Indigenous and queer cultures. Learn More–>
Wednesday, September 16 • 6:45pm EST • On Zoom & Facebook
Thursday, November 5 • 4pm EST •. On Zoom & Facebook Live
Paul Ramírez Jonas’ Programming
Artist Paul Ramírez Jonas feels that his monument project for the Park, Eternal Flame, is only complete when it is in use by the public as a functional barbecue. Learn More–>
Ongoing through March 2021
The ‘Eternal Flame’ grills are open to the public Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm.
Premiered Tuesday, September 22
Filmakers RAVA (Ava Wiland & Rafael Salazar) produced a five-minute documentary showcasing Queens-based chefs activating Paul Ramírez Jonas’ ‘Eternal Flame’ monument with delicious recipes from around the world and discussing how cuisine is a cultural eternal flame.
Socrates’ Curator Jess Wilcox facilitated ‘After the Monument‘ a conversation on the topic of monuments with acclaimed artist Paul Ramírez Jonas; NYC Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Director, Kendal Henry; and Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art’s Curator Courtenay Finn.
Thursday, September 10 • 5pm EST • On Facebook & Zoom
Artist Xaviera Simmons and Socrates’ Curator Jess Wilcox speak about Simmons’ powerful three part installation, ‘The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause,’ for the ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition.