Magazine article Sculpture

Socrates Sculpture Park

Magazine article Sculpture

Socrates Sculpture Park

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Long Island City, New York

Landmark

Through August 28, 2016

Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has grown to prominence as an incubator for outdoor sculpture, as well as a social space for community engagement and urban discovery. In honor of its 30th anniversary, "Landmark" celebrates that legacy of social and environmental transformation. Eight new (and ongoing) works by Abigail De Ville, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and Hank Willis Thomas, in addition to a major earthwork by Meg Webster, address the idea of place as intimately tied to neighborhood and environment, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time. Whether engaging directly with the land or commenting on nearby cultural and economic shifts, each intervention reflects change in the making, with an eye on the future-particularly Webster's Concave Room for Bees, a circular bowl of earth planted with flowers, herbs, and shrubs to attract pollinators. …

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