“My films are constructed in ways that arrange fragments of time to challenge set hierarchies and ‘think’ through a problem. They aim to examine and to perceive.”
Mark Kendall’s (b.1982) poetic cinematic voice permeates his experimental documentary films that reflect on, as he says, “the everyday conditions of our everyday lives” in ways that bring together the physical, sensuous and perceptual with the intellectual. His feature directorial debut La Camioneta premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, and was selected as a New York Times Critic’s Pick. The film marked Kendall as “a name to watch” in Variety, in which he was lauded for “his eye for untold stories, as well as his instinct for catching evocatively framed images on the fly.” His work has been screened at venues such as the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. A Guggenheim Fellow (2014) and Sundance Institute Fellow (2011), Kendall has been in residence at The MacDowell Colony (2015), and was a Fulbright Fellowship Program finalist in film/video (2008). He holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, as well as an MA in Latin American and Iberian studies from Vanderbilt University.
James Sugg (Pew Fellow, 2010) describes himself as a bridge—a bridge between music and theater, composer and performer, and traditional and ensemble-generated theater.
Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten.
In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Informed by personal experiences with tinnitus, this collaborative performance series and electroacoustic installation will explore hearing damage, anchored by a handcrafted 20-foot long instrument of piano strings, amplifiers, and a mixer.
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.
Named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.
Michael Djupstrom premieres a new piano quintet at the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Beth Kephart and Caroline Lathan-Stiefel display works at the Philadelphia International Airport, and The New York Times reviews Chris Forsyth’s new album.
In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Jenas Osman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
Poet and Pew Fellow Ryan Eckes on his desire to “write toward another way of living,” why he chooses to work and live in Philadelphia, the books on his bedside table, and more.
Nunally Kersh works as an independent consultant and producer. Most recently, she served as senior producer of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC.
Andrea Grover is the Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, where she is initiating new models for temporary and off-site exhibitions.