In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985, curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents two concerts by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Presented in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, the performances will feature Ciani’s Buchala synthesizer and piano compositions, preceded by a conversation with the composer. On March 29, Ciani will perform at International House, followed by a performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on March 30.
Making/Breaking the Binary surveys a generation of pioneering female artists and relates their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age. The exhibition will include visual artists Jennifer Bartlett and Lynda Benglis, and video and media art pioneers Sonia Landy Sheridan, Joan Jonas, Lynda Benglis, Shigeko Kubota, and Dara Birnbaum.
Midway Avenue is a solo performance that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.
In part I of this short, two-part interview between Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel, they discuss the concept of “amateurism.”
Writer and arts specialist Suzanne Carbonneau conducted a public discussion with Danny Yung, artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron from Hong Kong, on September 18, 2010.
Join the Painted Bride for a meditative walk in Wissahickon Park with African American cultural historian, performer, choreographer, and anti-racist worker Brenda Dixon Gottschild.
Hank Willis Thomas is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history, race, and popular culture.
Michael Kiley is a composer, sound designer, performer, and educator working in dance, theater, and public installation.
Dance artists Megan Mazarick, Shavon Norris, and Meredith Rainey created new works in residency at the Community Education Center.
Martha McDonald is an interdisciplinary artist whose performances and installations feature handcrafted costumes and objects.
Molly Russakoff is a poet and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Funded with Center support, New Paths a month-long, citywide festival, which conceptually connects some of the most innovative artists in the world to a variety of historic and peculiar Philadelphia spaces.
The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) is the only organization in the Philadelphia region devoted to the study, teaching, and performance of Beijing opera.
The new FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard opened last week with Elephant Room, the premiere of which was funded by the Center in 2011.