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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Pew Fellow and visual artist Tiona McClodden on creating work inspired by her lived experiences, why “honesty is perfection,” and more.
We are deeply saddened by the news that Nicholas Kripal, 1999 Pew Fellow, passed away on September 30, 2016.
Tristin Lowe is an installation artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
The oldest art museum and school in the United States—founded in 1805—the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts includes among its notable faculty and alumni Mary Cassatt and David Lynch.
Jan Yager is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Vox Populi teamed up with Brooklyn-based curatorial collective Cleopatra’s to explore the current role of artist-run spaces within the broader artistic community.
Lisa Yun Lee is the director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and a member of the art history faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the museum studies faculty at Harvard University.
Charles Burnette is a design educator and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
From its beginning in 1815 as the nation’s first major urban water supply system to its role today as an environmental education and outreach center, the Fund for the Water Works has been an innovator in clean water and environmental health.
Andrew Horwitz is a writer, producer, curator and creative strategist with over 20 years of experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit creative sectors.
Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi Gallery’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents “The Videofreex Pirate TV” and a Q&A with Skip Blumberg and Nancy Cain, the third program in the “Schmart World” series.
Playwright Ain Gordon and Beth Twiss Houting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania reflect on how Gordon’s immersive project An Artist Embedded in History has influenced their thinking and practices.