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.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble restaged dances with new recordings in preparation for national and international tours.
Cynthia Copeland is a public historian and interpretive specialist focused on Afro-American, American, urban, and museum studies as well as historic preservation and instructional technology.
This exhibition, the first major survey of Kasten’s work, broadly situates her legacy in relationship to contemporary art, beyond a strictly photographic history.
Ann Hamilton on her interest in exploring the social and material connotations of cloth.
Mural Arts’s A Love Letter for You was featured in the Guardian in 2011 as part of a collection of photos of the ten best street art works.
Fritz Dietel’s (Pew Fellow, 2007) inspiration comes from observation of botanic and aquatic natural forms. His pieces, quite labor-intensive, are mainly constructed from strips and shards of band-sawed wood.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel creates large-scale, immersive sculptural installations from textile and found objects to form what she calls “drawings in space.”
Leroy Johnson (Pew Fellow, 2014) is a mixed-media artist whose work takes the form of painting, collage, and assemblage sculpture. A native of Philadelphia, his work is reflective of his many experiences in the inner city.
Megawords (run by Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski, both Pew Fellows) is self-described as “an experimental media project” that takes the form of a biannual photography magazine, as well as related installation projects and public events.
The Slought Foundation conceived and built a long-term interactive sound room, closely modeled on a 1989 lecture/performance by American avant-garde composer John Cage.
Gerald Cyrus, Jr. is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.