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–>


Friday July, 24. •  6:30-8pm EST  •  On Instagram & Facebook Live

Online Celebration for Jeffrey Gibson’s Monument Unveiling–>

6:30pm EST

Indigenous Kinship Collective Land Acknowledgment Live-Stream–>

7pm EST

Laura Ortman Performance Live-Stream–>

Wednesday, September 16  •  6:45pm EST  •  On Zoom & Facebook

Emily Johnson Performance Live-Stream–>

TBA Thursday, November 5  •  4pm EST  •. On Zoom & Facebook Live

Raven Chacon Performance Live-Stream–>

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.

Thursday, September 23  •  6:30pm EST. •  On Facebook & Zoom*

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.

Xaviera Simmons

Thursday, September 10  •  5pm EST  •  On Facebook & Zoom

In Conversation: Artist Xaviera Simmons & Curator Jess Wilcox–>

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.

‘MONUMENTS NOW’ – Part II: ‘Call and Response’ & Part III: ‘The Next Generation’

Bel Falleiros, ‘America (un)known,’ 2020, Image by Sara Morgan.

Saturday, October 10

‘Call and Response’ On View–>

Saturday, October 10

‘The Next Generation’ On View–>