The Socrates Annual 2019
November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Explore new commissions from 16 artists produced on-site that engage the Socrates Sculpture Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community. Projects range from a soundscape conflating the sounds of animals and man-made objects to a monument to the invasive Ailanthus plant. Approaches vary among collaborative investigations of authorship and visibility, the re-contextualization of domestic motifs, and the examination of biological material, among many others.
Ranging from fantastical to anecdotal to pedagogical, this year’s artists use a variety of narrative strategies. Several artist projects examine storytelling’s many material manifestations, from an homage to a Native American myth in which North America exists on a turtle’s back to a suggestion that a giant has fallen asleep under the Park’s blanket of grass, its exposed nose becoming refuge for a wandering monitor lizard.