New York-based artists Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite join AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James for a discussion of their respective bodies of work, both of which consider identities in flux, particularly as they exist in digital space. Both performers explore presentations of selfhood through technology—Hirsch through a series of webcam and live performances that reflect on the formation of sexual identity and desire in media, and Satterwhite through a series of videos, performances and installations that situate the familial and personal in a virtual fantasia of his own design.
Jamillah James is a New York-based curator who succeeds Marissa Perel, AUX’s fall 2013 Curatorial Fellow. Over the course of two weekends in late May, James will present two performances, as well as an artist talk, and a keynote address and screening. June events will be announced at a later date.
The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Framing Fraktur explores the relationship between traditional fraktur and the work of seven contemporary artists presented through two simultaneous exhibitions this spring. The exhibition will be mounted at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library, and is free and open to the public.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Timothy Rub talks with us about the process of bringing historic collections to life, the importance of collaboration, his favorite painting in the collection, and the Museum’s commitment to stewardship.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will identify and implement optimal strategies for integrating contemporary art into all areas of the museum’s work and connecting with 21st-century audiences.
An original composition by jazz pianist Jason Moran was developed in conjunction with the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt.
Philadelphia Folklore Project and the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change present a discussion with Dr. Cynthia Cohen, director of Brandeis University’s Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, on the place of traditional and folk arts practice in reconciliation, anti-violence, and peacebuilding work in Philadelphia and beyond.
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration is an interactive exhibition at Eastern State Penitentiary that sheds light on the current state of incarceration in America.
Candy Coated is a visual artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
Founded in 2002 by two composers, Chamber Music Now provided the Philadelphia community with original concert productions.
The Wagner Free Institute of Science is is a natural history museum dedicated to providing free public education in science.
Richard Torchia talks about the importance of small details and the value that he places on the audience’s trust.
Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
Cliveden of the National Trust is an 18th-century historic house and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A National Historic Landmark, Cliveden was the summer home of prominent colonial attorney Benjamin Chew.