Folly 2015 Opening


Click for more images, Torqueing Spheres | photo by Kordae Jatafa Henry

Folly 2015
Torqueing Spheres
A project by Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim of IK Studio

On view
May 17–August 30, 2015

Folly is a co-sponsored project by Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League.

The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park invite you to the opening of Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim’s installation Torqueing Spheres, the 2015 winner of Folly.

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League launched the annual Folly Program in 2012 to explore the intersections and divergences between architecture and sculpture. Through an annual juried competition, the program creates an opportunity for one emerging architect or designer to build a project in an urban, public realm.

For more information on this year’s installation, click here.

Time & Place
Sunday, May 17, 2015
3:00–6:00 p.m.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City
New York
Free and open to all; no reservations necessary.
Folly is a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York. This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is also supported by the generosity of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Plant Specialists, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Spacetime C. C., and Robert and Christine Stiller.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.