AUX Performance Space Presents Performing Collectivity: Jamillah James with Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao

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Jamillah James, documentation of “Comic Relief: On Art, Film, and Television,” MoMA PS1, November 18, 2013. Photo courtesy of the Center for Experimental Lectures.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao. The artists will discuss their histories of collective participation—Collo-Julin in Temporary Services and Dumlao in Brainstormers—and how their activities, ranging from exhibition-making and self-publishing to performative protests and street-level institutional critique, re-imagine what creative production entails, and de-center its generation, interpretation, experience and circulation.

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 May, and two in June, James will present a series of performances and events, in conjunction with her fellowship.

The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

References

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Grants & Grantees

In 1998 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 52 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Gerald Cyrus, Jr. is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theatre Company is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater.

Center-supported performance projects and exhibitions continue to have successful presentations after their initial premieres in our region.

Grants & Grantees

The Slought Foundation developed a research and mentoring initiative that partners West Philadelphia youth with architecture and design students from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Questions of Practice

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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