The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presented Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay, on view January 16–June 20, 2009. The exhibition included work in clay by 22 artists spanning four generations, including Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Ken Price, Beverly Semmes, and Paul Swenbeck. Ranging from figurines, to modestly scaled pots, to large sculptures, the objects crossed a spectrum of conventional delineations among fine art, craft, and outsider practices. Internationally recognized crafts scholar and curator Glenn Adamson, head of graduate studies in the research department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, served as a consulting curator and contributed to the exhibition catalogue. After its debut in Philadelphia, Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
“This has remained a core part of my curatorial agenda: Giving voice and space to marginalized points of view.”
Beijing-based artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen brought to conclusion a 12-year series of works with this exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
Romi Crawford is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She previously worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Gerald Levinson (Pew Fellow, 2007) has been increasingly recognized as one of the major composers of his generation.
Billy and Steven Dufala discuss the planning and design of a public funeral and memorial service of an abandoned Mantua home, set to take place in May 2014.
Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.
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.
By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats, and is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
For the first time in 40 years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will reinstall and reinterpret its eight galleries of South Asian art, which include nearly 3,000 works spanning over 2,500 years.
Mark Beasley is a curator and writer from the United Kingdom who is currently the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
The third event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space’s fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
Laurence Salzmann is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.