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Big art pieces will be on display at Socrates Sculpture Park next month

National Park by collaborative duo Tali Keren and Alex Strada

Sept. 19, 2017 By Tara Law

Next month Socrates Sculpture Park will once again host its yearly display of large sculptures from new contemporary artists.

The display, called Socrates Annual, opens on Oct 1 and runs through March 11.

Each year, Socrates holds an open call for sculpture proposals from emerging artists. Out of 300 applicants, two curators select 15 artists to create works. Each artist receives a $5,000 grant and gets access to Socrates’ facilities.

“It’s a snapshot of contemporary art today,” said Katie Denny Horowitz, the director of external affairs for the Socrates Sculpture Park, which is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard.

According to Horowitz, the fellowship gives the public a unique opportunity to see artists at work out in the park. The artists are currently working on their sculptures for the exhibit.

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Tanda Francis’s Take Me With You depicts a head emerging from a pool positioned as if anticipating a drop of water from the sky

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Enjoy it while you can. Soon hate filled Leftist Antifa /taliban like groups will topple these statues .


Why are the moderators allowing people to comment and boost blatantly racist things like this constantly? Do black people from astoria not matter??


I love Tanda’s sculpture of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls aka B.I.G.! I am looking forward to this exhibit and I am so glad it is in Astoria.


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