“My most satisfying projects aim for broader contexts and associations, and ignore distinctions between video art, film, theater, installation, and cinema.”
Matthew Suib (b. 1973) has been working with video, film, sound, and installation for the past decade, exhibiting internationally in galleries, co-ops, living rooms, websites, museums, film and new media festivals, and public spaces. His work comes from a deep engagement with moving-image culture and explores how moving images shape our understanding of culture, history, and politics. Suib earned his B.F.A. from The University of the Arts in 1995. His collaborative work with video artist and 2006 Pew Fellow Nadia Hironaka has become an increasingly potent aspect of his practice; their video installation Whiteout was presented in 2010 at Philadelphia’s Locks Gallery; another installation, Provisional Monument for a New Revolution, was on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania in spring 2012. “One of the key concerns of my most recent work is a desire to free the moving image from its most common containers—the comfortable rectangles of the projection screen, television, or computer monitor,” Suib says. “I continue to work with immersive forms—moving-image and sound-based installations that dissolve the cinematic screen or engage architectural and physical space. I’m excited by the possibilities of pushing formal and technological limits to shift relationships between viewer and image.” Suib and Hironaka have been awarded Center-supported residencies to develop their work at Banff (summer 2012) and the Headlands Center for the Arts (fall 2013).
In conjunction with the reopening of its eight South Asian art galleries, the Museum will present a series of family-friendly events.
One of Philadelphia’s smartest and scrappiest small, no-profit art spaces, Marginal Utility is known for forging long-term commitments with artists.
David Lang is one of America’s most performed composers, with an extensive catalog that includes opera, orchestra, chamber, and solo works.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Benjamin Volta on his belief that art can be a catalyst for social change, the importance of fostering sustaining creative experiences, and more.
In conjunction with its ongoing project Endless Shout, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a conversation between visual artist Charles Gaines and poet Fred Moten.
Jenas Osman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
Hanna Khoury (Pew Fellow, 2010) was trained in Western classical music and has performed with several orchestras. His passion, however, lies in Arab classical music.
We talk with Laynie Browne, whose poetry explores notions of silence and the invisible through the re-contextualization of poetic forms.
Framing Fraktur explores the relationship between traditional fraktur and the work of seven contemporary artists presented through two simultaneous exhibitions this spring. The exhibition will be mounted at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library, and is free and open to the public.
Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show, on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the spring and summer of 2012, was featured in the New York Times.
Nichole Canuso and her collaborators created TAKES, an interactive environment that applied the cinematic notion of the “take” to the world of dance.
Campuzano, a visual artist and 2009 Pew Fellow, spent an entire night in the Center office, with only the staff’s belongings for company. He used the experience as inspiration for a new set of drawings.