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Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks brings to the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse our list of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or read more about the Art in the Parks Program.

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Various Artists, The Socrates Annual

October 1, 2017 to March 11, 2018
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Description:
A failed Presidential amusement park, 18th century Chippendale and Queen Anne design motifs, mobile home landscape and architecture, and New York City’s urban soccer leagues are among the points of departure for the 15 distinct artist projects selected for The Socrates Annual, formerly known as The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. The Socrates Annual is an annual exhibition of new public art that addresses the most urgent issues of today. It is distinct in its mission to foster individual artist projects rather than present an overarching theme. 

Participating artists, whose diverse range of medium include mosaic, cast concrete, glass, and painting, were selected by Socrates Director of Exhibitions, Jess Wilcox, and the Park’s 2017 Curatorial Advisors: Eugenie Tsai, the Barbara and John Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Melissa Levin, former Vice President, Cultural Programs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The 2017 Socrates Annual participating artists are Joe Bochynski, Paul Branca, Tanda Francis, Devra Freelander, Doreen Garner, Gordon Hall, Tali Keren and Alex Strada, Valerie Piraino, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Ronny Quevedo, Amy Ritter, Moeinedin Shashaei, David B. Smith, Laura Swanson, and Wang Xu.

This exhibition is presented by Socrates Sculpture Park.

Image caption: Tanda Francis, “Take Me With You,” photo by Scott Lynch, courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park

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