This project will pose the question: What does a 21st-century urban monument look like? The centerpiece of this exploration, overseen by curators A. Will Brown, Paul Farber, and Ken Lum, will be a temporary monument designed by the late, award-winning artist and University of Pennsylvania professor Terry Adkins, to be installed in City Hall’s central courtyard in the spring of 2015. Adkins’ monument addresses the traumatic wave of Philadelphia school closings that occurred in 2013. A Center City storefront “lab” also located at City Hall, which also opens in the spring of 2015, will serve as project headquarters, where participating artists, curators and Philadelphia citizens will brainstorm and instigate ideas for the appropriate monument for contemporary Philadelphia. This project will precede a planned Philadelphia monuments festival, to take place in 2017.
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Brooke Davis Anderson is the Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans.
This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.
The Museum of Modern Art’s Associate Curator of Media and Performance, Thomas Lax, takes up the question “Should we be dancing in museums?”
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, CAConrad wins the Believer Poetry Award, Geoff Sobelle’s play The Object Lesson heads to Australia, and Opera Philadelphia presents Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain.
What do we do when we do not know all the facts? When we present history, we inevitably fill in the gaps, create the voices that spoke, the characters that lived. Historian Jane Kamensky, filmmaker and 1994 Pew Fellow Louis Massiah, and playwright Ain Gordon will lead a panel discussion about how historians and artists handle this predicament.
This exhibition of contemporary art by seven artists serves as the complement to another exhibition of the library’s outstanding collection of Fraktur: Pennsylvania German folk artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Micah Danges on artistic influence, the potential of images, and more.
Shawn McBride is a writer and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
Merián Soto continued to develop the Branch Dance Series, a deeply meditative, multimedia performative process that became the basis for her piece in the 2009 FringeArts Festival.
Deron Albright (Pew Fellow, 2012) has been a filmmaker since 1994, with work spanning documentary, installation, poetic animation, and short- and long-form narrative.
Karen Getz developed and produced the world premiere of a text-free comic-actors’ ballet that explored what it means to be human through the behaviors of artificially intelligent robots.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.