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.
Additional unrestricted funds are added to each grant for general operating support.
An “action-research report” charting Cohabitation Strategies’ process, key findings, and more for the future of the Mural Arts Program’s community-based programs is now available.
As an extension of its Pearl Street and Social Practice Lab programming, Asian Arts Initiative invites volunteers to work with Chinatown North and Callowhill residents and neighbors, in maintaining the Pearl Street alleyway.
Anne Ellegood is senior curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Prior to this position, she was the curator of contemporary art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
Commemorating the first major survey of artist Barbara Kasten’s work, on view at the ICA, Barbara Kasten: Stages is now available. Edited by curator Judith Tannenbaum in conjunction with the exhibition at the Free Library of Philadelphia, the vividly-illustrated publication Framing Fraktur reinterprets and reframes fraktur.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania engaged stakeholder and community groups to determine how its historic building could better serve its primary constituents.
Self-proclaimed “mud man” and 2010 Pew Fellow William Daley has been a leading figure in the field of ceramics for close to 60 years.
A Los Angeles-based dancer and choreographer, Dally is the artistic director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, which she co-founded in 1979.
The sixth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
Temple Contemporary celebrated the life of a single row home before it was razed, in an effort to generate critical thinking, discussion, and action around issues of housing redevelopment and preservation in Philadelphia.
Dubbed a “master storyteller” by The Independent, William Dalrymple is a renowned historian, bestselling author, essayist, curator, and co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the largest literary festival in the world.
“Objects are very vulnerable when people have forgotten their stories,” says artist Bob and Roberta Smith, when asked to speak on art and advocacy.
New Paradise developed this world premiere production, a sci-fi/historical riff on the American Civil War and a showdown inspired by a government raid in 1992.