MAY 13 – AUGUST 05, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MAY 13 / 2- 6 PM RAIN OR SHINE / FREE ENTRY
Artists: Natalie Jeremijenko and xClinic, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas.
Co-organized with The Noguchi Museum and curated by Amy Smith-Stewart
Four artists known for their innovative works in the public sphere were asked to proffer alternative visions and an imaginative future for Long Island City. Now at Socrates, their ideas will be realized through sculpture, site-specific installations, earthworks and participatory, social activities.
OPENING DAY PROGRAMMING
x Participate with Rirkrit Tiravanija’s installation by sharing a meal and socializing. We will be serving Tiravanija’s curry and rice recipe from 2-6pm, with the help of Astoria’s own 3E Taste of Thai.
x Register for the Socrates Academy Workshop on AgBag Urban Farming with Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farms and Natalie Jeremijenko. Space is limited and a fee is required. For details and registration visit: http://socratessculpturepark.eventbrite.com/.
x Trace a buried waterway with Mary Miss’ project. Begin at Socrates and follow the trail. On your way, call (212) 457-9029 for an audio guide.
x Projects will evolve and be activated by programming throughout the summer. Look for workshops and events marked with a green “x” in our 2012 season calendar and at: www.socratessculpturepark.org.
HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
Socrates Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset and is located at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Admission is free. By subway, take the N or Q train to the Broadway stop in Queens. Walk 8 blocks to the intersection of Vernon and Broadway. For driving or cycling directions click here.
Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City at Socrates Sculpture Park is generously supported, in part, by The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mark di Suvero, Ford Foundation, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Plant Specialists, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Spacetime C.C, and The Thomas W. Smith Foundation. This program is also supported, in part from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilmembers Jimmy. Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone Jr., and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe.
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 VERNON BOULEVARD (AT BROADWAY)
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106
TEL: 718-956-1819 FAX: 718-626-1533