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IF YOU’VE VISITED SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, YOU MAY
HAVE INADVERTENTLY BECOME PART OF THE EXHIBITION.
The Socrates Annual,
which has given
more than 250 artists
fellowships to create
their work at 32-01
Vernon Blvd., will
take place this year
from Oct. 1 through
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structures. “Only One Way” consists of imagery of real estate advertising with
flimsy silhouettes made of rubber and sand.
Ronny Quevedo creates an indoor basketball court with milk-cartoon crate
hoops that doubles as the playing fields found in ancient Mayan temples. His
piece, “Equatorial Shifts,” “examines how displaced cultures shape the urban
landscape of New York City.”
If you’ve visited Socrates Sculpture Park, you may have inadvertently become
part of the exhibition.
Moeinedin Shashaei cast the mouths of dozens of visitors for his project
“Unum,” which comes from the Latin phrase that translates to “out of many,
one.” Hundreds of individual smiles captured by Sashaei become one unified
Artist Tanda Francis explores basic human needs and resources that may
be easy to come by for some but are often taken for granted because of their
scarcity for others. “Take Me With You” depicts a head that is emerging from a
pool but is searching for water from the sky.
Photo by Tanda Francis