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.
The Curtis Institute of Music is offering a new independent study course to its students, designed to aid gifted young musicians in creating innovative approaches to classical music performance.
This project allowed Cliveden to adaptively re-use Upsala (a historic home on the site of Cliveden) for office space and community programming.
This world premiere will integrate contingency—accident, chance, and improvisation—into the ensemble’s physical theater style, with live music by composer and Pew Fellow Bhob Rainey.
Actress Estelle Parsons has found success on stage, screen, and television, often playing characters who can best be described as fanatical or neurotic.
Hank Willis Thomas is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history, race, and popular culture.
Rose Sherman joined the Minnesota Historical Society in 1999 as director of enterprise technology.
Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents a film by video/performance artist Miles Pflanz and sound artist Kate Levitt, as part of her “Schmart World” series.
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural history museum in North America.
Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel discuss the concept of “theatricality.”
Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio talks about the relationship between artistic practice and “the local.”
John Killacky is executive director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and on the board of the Vermont Community Foundation.