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.
Supported by the Center, the country’s first-ever queer jazz festival will address intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz music, and will take place September 18–21, 2014.
Jazz Bridge presents a concert featuring sets by jazz guitarist Pat Martino and jazz pianist and Pew Fellow Uri Caine.
Jazz artist Peter Brötzmann offers a solo performance inspired by the German Society’s Horner Library.
In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
“I’m interested in how personality is replacing gender in how people are defined,” says 2009 Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin, an innovative video artist who creates phantasmagorical media installations.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
A number of Center-funded projects are New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer fall arts picks.
Orrin Evans (Pew Fellow, 2010) never stops thinking about the traditions and evolution of jazz music, as well as renewing jazz’s legacy in the African-American community.
Matthew Higgs is director and chief curator of White Columns, an alternative art space in New York.
Susan Hess Modern Dance engaged Lucinda Childs and Simon Dove to mentor the resident choreographers of the SHMD Choreographers Project.
Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he is “constantly trying to find ways of being in dialogue with the city.”
Alma Ruiz is a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she has curated numerous exhibitions.