UPDATE: I've decided to refund everyone's payment for today, due to the rain. I STILL PLAN TO GO (I have a raincoat!) - so you can join me if you like, or not. Either way, your payment will be refunded.
Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am until sunset - admission is free.
We'll be seeing two exhibits - do it (outside) and Folly.
In collaboration with Independent Curators International, Socrates Sculpture Park presents do it (outside), an exhibition conceived of and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. With historical antecedents in Dada and Fluxus, do it (outside) is a selection of artists' instructions interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public. In the last 20 years, versions of do it have been presented in over 50 venues worldwide, giving new meaning to the concept of the “Exhibition in Progress.”
Folly is the second residency and exhibition designed to explore the intersections between architecture, design, and sculpture through an interpretation of the architectural folly. Especially popular among the Romantics of the 18th and 19th centuries, architectural follies are small-scale structures, which often have no discernible purpose, that are placed within a garden or landscape as a means to draw the eye to specific points or to frame a view. The folly is a perfect subject for architects to investigate materially, spatial interaction, and concepts about our built environment.