Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia: Faustin Linyekula's Philly Files

21 - 23 Apr 2016
2208 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia

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Faustin Linyekula's Philly Files. Photo by Jen Cleary.

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Faustin Linyekula's Philly Files. Photo by Jen Cleary.

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Faustin Linyekula. Photo by Elise Fitte-Duval.

As part of the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center welcomes Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula. Informed by his experiences in North Philadelphia with Pew Fellows Raphael Xavier and King Britt, Linyekula's new performance work, Philly Files, will explore the civic responsibility of the arts.

Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia uses art as a lens for viewing the city and its history. The 20-month project presents a series of performances, artworks, lectures, readings, and conversations that respond to the city and create forums for new ideas.