Don’t Miss: The Socrates Shindig

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Don’t Miss: The Socrates Shindig

This Friday, the Socrates Sculpture Park—founded in Long Island City in 1986—is throwing an outdoor bash to celebrate a quarter century of championing public art. The event—the so-called Park Side of the Moon—is a work of art in its own right: Rirkrit Tiravanija’s performance piece, untitled 2011 (the way things go) will be recreated via a Thai pig roast dinner that involves slow roasting meat starting at dawn in a kitchen structure built in Thailand.

blog-socrates-park-01.jpgSocrates Sculpture Park, view of artworks by Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss and Rirkrit Tiravanija

If that doesn’t satisfy your hunger for the unexpected, the after party will feature music from DJ duo Andrew Andrew and a performance by multimedia artist Jacolby Satterwhite, glow-in-the-dark ping-pong. We’re looking forward to seeing co-host Gavin Brown, along with Marilyn Minter. And did we mention that it’s all set within the park, on the waterfront? Consider this our RSVP. (Dinner tickets, 6:30-8 pm, include a silk-screened t-shirt designed by Tiranvanija; $200; party tickets, 8-11 pm, $25 ($30 at the door))

Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova

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