13. Subterranean Tropicália Projects: PN15, 2017/2022

Subterranean Tropicália
Subterranean Tropicália Projects: PN15, 2017/2022. Image by KMDeco Creative Solutions: Mark DiConzo.

Through August 14, 2022, Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Projeto Hélio Oiticica and Americas Society will present Subterranean Tropicália Projects: PN15, 2017/2022. This large-scale installation is based on the late-Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica’s never-before-executed proposal from 1971 for Central Park. Drawing inspiration from New York City’s underground culture, the installation provides its viewers with a multi-sensory experience as they weave and drift through its circular structure of curving corridors. With plants and image projections that manipulate lights and shadows, PN15 exists as a space prioritizing creativity and leisure. 

According to Jess Wilcox, Curator and Director of Exhibitions for Socrates Sculpture Park, “PN15 probes and champions ideas of marginality, engages the public and local community groups, provides a platform for other artists to showcase their work, and allows us to do what we do best–producing what others said was too challenging.”