Fellows Friday: Alex Da Corte in Interview, PEG in Metropolis, CAConrad in Poetry, and More

Alex Da Corte and Borna Sammak, As Is Wet Hoagie, installation view. Photo courtesy of Artforum.

Visual artist Alex Da Corte (2012) and his collaborative endeavors are featured twice in Interview magazine: first for his work with fellow artist Borna Sammak about the power of the sandwich; and secondly, for a new piece with Le1f to create “Hush BB,” which was put together by MOCA Los Angeles.

Fiction, the new album from composer and pianist Matthew Mitchell (2012), has been reviewed in the New York Times. They hail the work as “a collection of original études designed to push the limits of ambidexterity and equilibrium.” Read the review >

Designers Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys (2013), who collaborate to form PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture, were named as two of the leading design voices “leading the next wave of burgeoning talent.” Read “The Select Ten” in Metropolis magazine >

Architect Brian Phillips (2011) and his studio, Interface Studio Architects, were profiled in Architect Magazine. In the piece, Phillips is hailed as “an apostle for the new normal” whose aim is “to rethink and maximize the potential of urban-house design for the new city-loving generation.” Read the article >

Photographer Zoe Strauss (2005) talks honestly about her new exhibition, Homesteading, at the 2013 Carnegie International. Read her words in Artforum. Then read a review of the exhibition in the Pittsburgh Gazette.

Poet CAConrad (2011) is featured on the cover of Poetry magazine, with three of his poems included in the publication. Read the poems here >

Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

Grants & Grantees

Rea Tajiri’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) films straddle documentary and art film genres with an innovative approach to storytelling, which she characterizes as “personal essay documentary,” exploring the effects of political, social, and emotional histories within families and across generations.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents a gallery talk by textile scholar Dr. Linda Eaton, the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at the Winterthur Museum.

Michaelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, at the Philadelphia Art Museum in 2010, was reviewed in Artforum.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Fiach Mac Conghail has led the Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland, as director and CEO since 2005.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lee Tusman is an independent curator based in Philadelphia whose projects straddle the intersection of ideas that are socially-based and urban in nature, with a focus on contemporary new media.

Grants & Grantees

Todd Noe is a sculptor and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

Barbara Kasten: Stages curator Alex Klein explains the significance of staging and props in Kasten’s work, in this catalogue excerpt.

The Legacy Center at Drexel holds the records of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, which was established in 1850 as the first medical school for women in the United States.

Grants & Grantees

Hayes blends various mediums—including video, performance, installation, and photography—to probe the complex intersections of history, politics, gender, and speech within private and public spaces.

Grants & Grantees

In 1995 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 23 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.