Ruth Estévez, gallery director and curator of REDCAT, discusses the practice of restaging past works for contemporary audiences. To her, restaging is “interesting, but also dangerous” because certain performances may be rooted in particular social and political contexts of a past moment. “Sometimes performance has to happen in a certain moment, and you have to be there and see it,” Estevez says.
Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer. Since 2012, she has served as gallery director and curator of REDCAT, where she has worked with artists including Javier Téllez, Pablo Bronstein, and Allora & Calzadilla, and curated the group exhibitions Agency (Assembly: Before and After the Split Second Recorded) and Hotel Theory. Prior to her appointment at REDCAT, Estévez served as chief curator at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City. In 2016, she served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.
The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.
Steven Donegan is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
In 1998 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 52 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Distinguished scholar, writer and curator Helen Molesworth is chief curator of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Catherine Morris is curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Sarah Sze’s installations, on view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum through April 6, 2014, received recent media attention from WHYY’s Newsworks.
The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.
New York City-based conceptual artist Fred Wilson is known for repurposing objects and artifacts to lead people to see them in a different way.
“I’m interested in how personality is replacing gender in how people are defined,” says 2009 Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin, an innovative video artist who creates phantasmagorical media installations.
Neysa Grassi is a painter and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Coming up in May, take part in multidisciplinary Center-funded installations and participatory events that consider representations of Philadelphia through monumental public art, a community’s and artist’s response to the loss of a school, and the intersections of historical and theatrical storytelling.