"Socrateens is a year-long experimental art-making program for eight teens selected from various NYC high schools. Meeting weekly at the Park, the Socrateens work closely together to develop sculpture-making, drawing, performance, and photo/video skills. The program also includes visits to artist studios, museums, and galleries.
The 2019-2020 Socrateens contributed to the ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition at Socrates with a multifaceted project that included a zine titled ‘Monuments Decoder‘ and a collectively-realized sculpture installation, ‘What’s Missing.’ They also created an exhibition of their own artwork for the Park’s Instagram account, @socratespark.
On View: October 10, 2020 – April 4, 2021
The final part of the exhibition, MONUMENTS NOW: The Next Generation, looks to the future with a multi-faceted project comprising a sculpture installation and zine realized collectively by local high school students participating in Socrateens – an experimental art-making program facilitated by the Park’s Director of Education, Douglas Paulson.
The 2019-2020 Socrateens are Christopher Bisram, Johnaila Cole, Michela Farella, Sohit Gurung, Farzana Ibrahim, Anabella Orellana, Kate Panasci, Aneesa Razak, and Laura Umana. Meet the teens
Cited from the Socrates Sculpture Park website