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October 1, 2017 to March 11, 2018


Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
New York  New York  11106
United States
Socrates Sculpture Park

The Socrates Annual

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, opening at Socrates Sculpture Park on October 1, and running through March 11, 2018. 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
Wang Xu

The Socrates Annual – formerly known as The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition – 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. The 2017 participating artists join the ranks of over 250 artists who have received artist fellowships for producing work at Socrates since the Park’s inaugural artist grant in 1995.

Artist fellowships at Socrates Sculpture Park present a singular opportunity to create ambitiously scaled outdoor works by offering studio and fabrication facilities on site; past fellows include Hank Willis Thomas (2006), Wade Guyton (2003), Orly Genger (2004), and Sanford Biggers (2001).