Vox Populi

1/6: From left: Sherin Guirguis, Mashrabeya, plywood, 2009. Kianja Strobert, Color Line, sculpture, 2010. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
2/6: Taisha Paggett, Decomposition of a Continuous Whole, performance/installation at Quadruple-Consciousness, 2010. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
3/6: Self-Organized Artist Spaces Conference: Remake/Remodel break out session with Dana Bishop-Roo of Transformazium, Ben Furgal of Magic Pictures, and Dave Kyu of Practice Gallery, 2013. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
4/6: Artists Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin perform All Apologies at Vox Populi for *Quadruple-Consciousness. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
5/6: Charles Atlas, Ten (Johanna), video, 2000. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
6/6: Kembra Pfahler and the Girls of Karen Black, Man O’War, performance at Vox Populi, 2010. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions in its white box main gallery, performances in its black box AUX space, media programs in its curated video-lounge, and other programs such as gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events. The gallery periodically invites curators from outside the Philadelphia region to curate thematic exhibitions. Recent guest curators include Lia Gangiatano (Participant Inc., New York), Malik Gaines (LAX, Los Angeles), Ceci Moss (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles), and Astria Suparak (formerly of Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh). A 2013 Center grant supported the launch of a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art.

References

In an interactive workshop at the Center, Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and author of The Participatory Museum, shared her vision for the future of cultural institutions as personal, dynamic, and collaborative places for visitor engagement.

Grants & Grantees

In 2002 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eugenie Tsai is the Brooklyn Museum’s John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tania León is the founding and artistic director of Composers Now. In 2013 she was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 ASCAP Victor Herbert Award.

Song ErRui, the daughter of artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, talks about her contribution to her parents’ exhibition, “The Way of Chopsticks,” her life as a young artist, and artistic collaboration.

Grants & Grantees

With a commitment to contemporary craft and design that is broad and inclusive, the Philadelphia Art Alliance is carving out its own space in the museum landscape.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cora Mirikitani is the president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation, a California-based knowledge and financial services incubator for individual artists.

This Spanish-language, ensemble-devised performance piece will examine American privilege and the complexities of cultural identity, informed by Torra’s personal experience as a Cuban American.

Grants & Grantees

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.

This month in Fellows Friday news: King Britt is named a 2014 SPACES resident at the Village of Arts & Humanities, Marshall Allen celebrates Sun Ra’s 100th Birthday, and much more.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kate Valk is a founding member of New York-based theater collective Wooster Group, and has performed with the group for nearly four decades.

An opening reception for Prisons Today, an interactive exhibition that sheds light on the current state of incarceration in America.