Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents “Schmart World,” a series of programming that celebrates and examines the rough and incandescent world of radical collective making.
“Schmart World” kicks off on September 26 with the debut of Pig Story, a film conceived of by inmates at Manhattan’s Lincoln Correctional Facility, and produced in spring 2014 by video/performance artist Miles Pflanz and sound artist Kate Levitt. The film represents the experience of incarceration through a fictional story of monster pigs, told through deranged flashing visuals, primal electronic noise, and a motorcycle stunt. Miles Pflanz and Kate Levitt are scheduled to perform as well.
The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
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The Barnes Foundation’s Center-funded exhibition, Yinka Shonibare: Magic Ladders, was highlighted in The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and more.
A Fierce Kind of Love, a new play about the fight for disability rights, will be part of a series of public programs meant to generate public discussion beyond the disability community.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia created a director of legal services position, which allowed them to offer greater legal services to artists and artistic organizations.
Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.
Historic Germantown is a collaborative of 15 historic houses, museums, and landscapes in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The sites have worked together for decades, gradually building their collective capacity in both infrastructure and interpretation.
Cliveden’s David Young on crafting shared histories, the importance of community input in developing interpretive programs, and his vision for Cliveden.
This Spanish-language, ensemble-devised performance piece will examine American privilege and the complexities of cultural identity, informed by Torra’s personal experience as a Cuban American.
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.
In conjunction with the ongoing project, Pop Up Garden: An Exploration of the Philadelphia Rail Park, PHS holds walking tours of the Viaduct neighborhood.
Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company of Philadelphia is America’s oldest cultural institution and was once the largest public library in America, until the Civil War.
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.