Claudia La Rocco

Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited, 2014), and a regular contributor to Artforum and The New York Times. She founded and is a member of Off the Park Press, as well as an editor-at-large for The Brooklyn Rail. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.


Richard Torchia and Catherine Morris consider visual artist Pati Hill’s contemporaneity, the creative influence of emerging technologies, and Hill’s place in contemporary and conceptual art.

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia opened to the public in 1954 and is located in the former home of brothers Philip and Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, international dealers in rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative arts.

Grants & Grantees

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin brought his duet to the Koresh Dance Company for performance and taught a series of master classes in his signature dance technique.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews the first major retrospective for Evans, a Bucks County, Pennsylvania artist and “imaginative dynamo” who created sculpted bronze-art furniture.

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy manages the largest and oldest public art program in the country, while The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia seeks to improve quality of life for all Philadelphians by facilitating collaborations between the city’s public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Leslie King-Hammond is an artist, curator, and graduate dean emeritus and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at the
Maryland Institute College of Art.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Allen is founder and executive director of Machine Project, a multidisciplinary neighborhood arts collaborative in Los Angeles.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director of early music ensemble TENET, is one of the leading voices in the field of early music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Rebecca Taichman is an Obie Award-winning theater director, whose work has been presented at theaters across the country, including American Repertory Theater, Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Old Globe, and ACT.

“Objects are very vulnerable when people have forgotten their stories,” says artist Bob and Roberta Smith, when asked to speak on art and advocacy. gives us a sneak preview of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s upcoming Center-funded project with Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse, which will make Philadelphians’ daily commutes more colorful.

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FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.