Jenifer Papararo was appointed Director of Artistic Programs at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Canada in November 2014. Papararo has 15 years of experience within the ﬁeld of contemporary art as a curator, writer, and institutional director, and as a member of a service-oriented curatorial and artist collective. Previously she served as curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. From 2002 to 2004 she was Director of Programming at Mercer Union, Toronto. She is a founding member of the curatorial and artist collec¬tive Instant Coffee, whose work has been exhibited at the Western Front, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; Toronto Sculpture Garden; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Subvision, Hamburg; Astronomical Futures, Copenhagen; Encuentro Internacional, Medellín; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin; Americas Society, New York; and the 2nd Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, Albania. Papararo served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.
This exhibition, which will be the Eastern State Penitentiary’s first to focus on the current state of incarceration in America, will shed light on this critical contemporary subject.
Mural Arts and SEPTA’s “Love Train,” featuring Stephen Powers’ Center-funded Love Letter project, received national media coverage from news outlets including CNN and MSNBC.
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James presents a screening of The Fantasies Given to Us May Never Be Fixed, followed by a performance from Philadelphia-based artists Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery.
Janine Antoni creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography.
Anthony Romero and AUX present an evening with Marisa Williamson, J. Soto, and Judith Leemann—artists from New York City and Chicago addressing a range of creative approaches to deconstructing marginalized voices.
Composer Phil Kline and choreographer Wally Cardona presented a new site-specific work at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Galen Joseph-Hunter is the executive director of Wave Farm (formerly free103point9), a nonprofit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves.
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University explored the potential of public performance to engage the community in a dialogue around disability issues.
Among the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a pilgrimage site for modern and contemporary art professionals.
Internationally recognized artist Cai Guo-Qiang will energize the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with an interactive public artwork of 27 “fireflies”—luminous, kinetic sculptures inspired by Chinese pedicycles—which the many daily Parkway visitors can experience in motion as carriage passengers, pedestrians, and motorists.
We speak to visual artist Tim Portlock, whose current body of work explores the dialogue between place and the formation of identity.
Interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald presents a site-specific installation and performance at RAIR’s recycling facility and artist space.