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At Socrates Sculpture Park: Spring Show Opening

At Socrates Sculpture Park: Spring Show Opening

Sunday, May 11, From 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Featuring Four New Solo Presentations


Zilvinas Kempinas

For his first outdoor work in the United States, Kempinas has created a site-specific installation that stretches across 250 feet in the park. Minimal and magical, the sculpture is a kinetic pathway composed of 200 mirrored poles connecting energetic slopes of silver Mylar ribbon overhead. It will be the largest public artwork in the park’s 28-year history. Read more…

Pawel Althamer

Queen Mother of Reality by Paweł Althamer is a monumental, mixed media sculpture of an elegant figure that is peacefully reclining in the shaded southern section of the park overlooking the East River waterfront. Queen Mother is presented by Socrates in collaboration with Performa, and in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. Read more…


SuralArk by the architectural firm Austin+Mergold is the winning proposal for Folly 2014, an annual competition co-organized by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates. Conflating the form of an overturned ship and a typical suburban house, SuralArk provides shelter for respite and contemplation for thousands of park visitors this season. Read more…

Meschac Gaba

Citoyen du Monde, the park’s spring Broadway Billboard by the Beninese artist Meschac Gaba, is the artist’s vision for a global flag. Citoyen Du Monde is presented courtesy of the artist, Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY. Read more…

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