This groundbreaking exhibition presented the early artwork of the late Pati Hill, an American writer who pioneered the use of the photocopier as an artistic tool in the 1970s. The exhibition surveyed black and white prints made between 1974 and 1983. Using the machine to scan objects as quotidian as a gum wrapper or as unexpected as a dead swan, Hill published many of the resulting images alongside her own texts. Through a chance encounter with designer Charles Eames in 1977, Hill acquired an IBM office copier, which the manufacturer installed in her home. Hill relocated to France in the early 1980s, where she continued to experiment with the machine and, with the assistance of her husband, gallerist Paul Bianchini, supported others doing the same in Paris and Sens, where she lived until her death in September 2014. Having worked closely with the artist herself, Arcadia presented the first comprehensive exhibition of this largely unknown body of work, accompanied by a publication and a series of public programs.
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“This has remained a core part of my curatorial agenda: Giving voice and space to marginalized points of view.”
Peter Rose is a multimedia artist and a 1997 Pew Fellow.
Cuban performance artist Tania Brugera will present her 1998 performance work Displacement.
This interpretive, multi-media installation will combine science, history, and design in the creation of a site-specific, 530-square-foot living freshwater mussels enclave that will inspire visitors to discover and connect with the Schuylkill River’s rich habitat, while developing an appreciation for the importance of environmental protection.
Organized in conjunction with the ongoing Center-funded project reFORM, Temple Contemporary hosts a conversation with Pedro Noguera and his son Joaquin Noguera.
Jamal Cyrus is a multidisciplinary artist based in Houston working in performance and visual arts.
Fiach Mac Conghail has led the Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland, as director and CEO since 2005.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
Hanna Khoury (Pew Fellow, 2010) was trained in Western classical music and has performed with several orchestras. His passion, however, lies in Arab classical music.
Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Pew Fellow Nami Yamamoto’s cut-paper installations reflect the hundreds of natural and man-made objects she consistently collects, serving as visual resources and inspirations for her practice.
We recap our recent gathering of Fellows, Rebecca Rutstein is selected for an “Artist-at-Sea” residency with the Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard the Falkor research vessel, and musicians Mary Lattimore and Chris Forsyth release new albums.