In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, The New York Times features exhibitions from Alex da Corte and Pepón Osorio in its “New Season” picks, while Fellows such as Anthony Campuzano and Gabriel Martinez open new installations. Actor and playwright James Ijames receives the Philadelphia Theatre Company McNally Play Award, and Frank Sherlock offers a new poem commemorating the papal visit to Philadelphia.
Pew Fellows’ Work on View
Gabriel Martinez’s (2001) exhibition, Bayside Revisited, is on view at The Print Center in honor of its centennial, featuring a number of new commissions and a site-specific film installation. (Through December 19) Read more >
Profiled and Honored
The Times also recognized Alex da Corte’s (2012) spring 2016 exhibition, Free Roses, at MASS MoCA, describing the project as an “extravaganza of consumer-inspired psychedelic art.” Da Corte was also interviewed in W Magazine about his Instagram etiquette. Read more >
Theater artist, director, and playwright James Ijames (2015) received the Philadelphia Theatre Company McNally Play Award for White, a work “about an artist whose ambition leads him to an experiment in duplicity,” The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. Read more >
Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock (2013) published a poem, What All the Dark Cannot Extinguish, in honor of the papal visit to Philadelphia. Along with Pope Francis, Sherlock was recently immortalized on an iconic mural at Dirty Franks restaurant. Read more >
Performances and Appearances
Musician Pablo Batista (2000) and Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble led by Dorothy Wilkie (2007) will perform as part of Pope Francis’ remarks on immigration at Independence Mall on September 26. Read more >
Poets Laynie Browne (2014) and Afaa Michael Weaver (1998) will read at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI on October 23. Browne’s most recent collections of poems include PRACTICE (SplitLevel, 2015) and Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press, 2015). Weaver’s most recent publications include The City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry Series, 2014) and The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). Read more >
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Composer Julia Wolfe, whose music is inspired by the folk, classical, and rock genres, is co-founder of New York’s music collective Bang on a Can.
Playwright and Pew Fellow James Ijames talks about how history influences his work, the importance of failure, and more.
J. Louise Makary (Pew Fellow, 2013) approaches film as a platform to explore, critique, and dissect narratives and their uses.
Pew Fellow Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s poetry questions concepts of birthright, lineage, and homeland, investigating relationships between people and the places they inhabit.
Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Pew Fellowships in the Arts will be raised to $75,000 for each Fellow in the 2015 grant cycle.
Mogauwane Mahloele is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
Ezra Shales is an art historian, curator, and artist whose research, publications, and exhibitions explore the intersections of design, craft, and art in modern and contemporary culture.
Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Operating onsite at Revolution Recovery, a recycling company in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) is an arts organization acting as an artist-in-residency program, a materials supplier for artists and designers, a mouthpiece for outreach and education, and a source for exhibitions.
Douglas Crimp is an art critic, author, and the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester.