MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni is known for blurring distinctions between performance art and sculpture through a primary subject: her body. Ally is a performance-as-exhibition, conceived by Antoni in collaboration with pioneering choreographer Anna Halprin and contemporary dance artist Stephen Petronio. Rather than a traditional retrospective that attempts to capture the past, Ally uses the past to move forward. Antoni, Halprin, and Petronio collaborated over a two-year residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, to look back at their established philosophies, past works, and the important contributions each collaborator has made to his or her respective fields. The project combines installed environments, sculptures, and repeated movement performances by Antoni and Petroni on four floors of the Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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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.
Pig Iron Theatre Company’s newest work, a collaboration with Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada, originally made its world premiere at Philadelphia’s 2012 FringeArts Festival.
The Brandywine River Museum planned for a 2015 exhibition by Los Angeles-based conceptual photographer James Welling, whose work takes inspiration from and pays homage to 20th-century American artist Andrew Wyeth.
Bruce Metcalf is a jeweler and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Professor Bonnie C. Wade is chair of the department of music at the University of California, Berkeley, where she founded the ethnomusicology program in 1975.
Patricia West is co-director of the Center for Applied Historical Research and a curator for the National Park Service at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
A choreographer best known for her work in contemporary Cuban dance, Boan shared her work with the Philadelphia community from 2005–10.
Alex Da Corte appears twice in Interview and Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys are singled out in Metropolis. Plus, news on Brian Phillips, Zoe Strauss, Matthew Mitchell, and CAConrad.
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration is an interactive exhibition at Eastern State Penitentiary that sheds light on the current state of incarceration in America.
Electronic Music 2012, presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on December 13, 2012, investigated the evolving American electronic musical experience and how it relates now to cultural expectations.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation’s participatory program for high school students generates discussion and thinking about the history of science and technology as it relates to contemporary life.
Thomas Gibbons is a playwright and a 1997 Pew Fellow.