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Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

1/2: Terry Adkins, Blanche Bruce, and the Lone Wolf Recital Corps perform The Last Trumpet as part of the Performa Biennial 2013. Photo courtesy of the Estate of Terry Adkins and Salon 94, New York.
2/2: Philadelphia City Hall courtyard, 2014. Photo courtesy of Paul Farber.

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.

Tacita Dean speaks about time’s myriad forms, from the geological and the celestial to the biological or the structural.

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. For An Artist Embedded’s June programming, Ain Gordon will explore an earlier protest, Philadelphia’s 1965 Annual Reminder picket—one of the first gay rights demonstrations in the country.

An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.

Mytili Jagannathan is a poet and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

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Cassie Chinn is the deputy executive director at the Wing Luke Asian Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, Washington.

This exhibition at the Galleries of Moore College of Art & Design will critically re-examine the emergence and development of unorthodox, artist-driven, and collective artistic practices in Mexico City in the 1990s.

Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2014, part of the ongoing partnership between The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and four North American artist residency programs.

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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.

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Chief Curator Helen Molesworth explains what authorship and co-authorship mean to her.

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Ben Young is a music researcher and radio host. Twenty years on the air at Columbia University’s WKCR have included continuing in-depth study of the avant-garde jazz of the 1960s.

Built in 1836, Laurel Hill was one of the country’s first rural cemeteries. In the 21st century, the cemetery attracts visitors to musical programs, tours, photography programs, and more.

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Tom Hanchett is staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South.

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Todd Noe is a sculptor and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

The sixth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.

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Scribe Video Center is a place where individuals and communities learn media-making, exploring video as both an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change.

This is Nigerian-born, London-based Yinka Shonibare’s first major Philadelphia exhibition since his artist residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2004.

We asked Pierre Bal-Blanc, director and curator of CAC Brétigny in France, to answer the question: “Why are so many interested in the issues of restaging now?” He responded provocatively.

Mural Arts explored South Philadelphia’s immigrant history through interactive public art projects that included photography, installations, poetry, and dance.

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Ted Passon (Pew Fellow, 2014) is a filmmaker whose work explores human relationships and how they shape our world.

The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.

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Linda Cordell is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

The 2011 FringeArts Festival featured the American premiere of Improbable Theatre’s production, which took inspiration from the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy.

The Center publication, What Makes a Great Exhibition?, is now available as an eBook through Amazon.

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The University of the Arts operates within an urban setting that affords a unique perspective on incorporating innovative design into the public realm in a fast-changing city.

Vox Populi presented a group exhibition with guest-curator Malik Gaines that explored various tactics for representing the complex, contradictory legacies of cultural difference.