Gallery: Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park Present “Civic Acti...

Greenway and Community Kitchen installation by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and project team as part of Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City; Photo by Bill Taylor, Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum
The artists' ideas are diverse, some simple in their design, others more complex. Each of the teams included an architect, an urban planner or landscape architect, additional artist staff, and a writer to document the progress of each team. The teams began by doing a thorough study of Long Island City, "completely immersing themselves in the physical, social, and cultural history of the community." The museum and sculpture park helped out by providing physical and digital models of the area, zoning studies, ariel photography, and maps. Artists also looked at studies of Noguchi's public space projects and di Suvero's development of Socrates Sculpture Park.

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