Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Niels Geybels: Sequences, Monoliths, and Beneath the Earth

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Niels Geybels: Sequences, Monoliths, and Beneath the Earth

Columnist Amelia Ishmael speaks with Antwerp-based visual artist, graphic designer, and musician Niels Geybels, whose various practices often overlap.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Summertime in Philly, Seoul, and Beyond

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Summertime in Philly, Seoul, and Beyond

Jenn Pascoe returns from a trip to Seoul, South Korea, and begins planning for the school year ahead.

Zoe Strauss, "Mattress Flip", 2001. Image: pdnphotooftheday.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten Years…… Right Between the Eyes: Zoe Strauss at the Philadelphia Museum

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten Years…… Right Between the Eyes: Zoe Strauss at the Philadelphia Museum

Every once in a blue moon you get surprised by an exhibit that takes your breath away. Kiki Smith did it to me in 2006 and last year Glenn Ligon …

Vegan cream cheese and tomato on a perfectly toasted sesame bagel at Mugshots in Philadelphia.

A Visit to Philadelphia

A Visit to Philadelphia

At what age is it appropriate to expose students to “difficult” works of art? Marcel Duchamp’s “Étant donnés” offers a case-in-point.

Andy Warhol, "Hamburger," 1985-1986. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 66 x 1 1/4 in.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

In the U.S., obesity and food-related illnesses are serious problems–so do museums have a responsibility to raise issues about food?

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Talking Shop, Lurking Around Presses

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | Talking Shop, Lurking Around Presses

Is art school relevant? Good question. Are galleries? Museums? The rotary telephone? High heeled shoes? It’s all a matter of perspective, I suppose. There are some people out there with …

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Occupying Multiple Scales at Once: An Interview with Hiro Sakaguchi

Occupying Multiple Scales at Once: An Interview with Hiro Sakaguchi

I am fascinated by varying scales of reference, especially when one has to negotiate multiple scales over the course of a single day. Hiro Sakaguchi works as an art handler, …

William Pope.L, Small Cup, 2008

Liz K. Sheehan’s Top 10 of 2010

Liz K. Sheehan’s Top 10 of 2010

Ten memorable art-related moments of 2010, in no particular order: 10. Best animal weirdness: William Pope.L, Small Cup, 2008, Video, 12:52 minutes, included in the 2010 DeCordova Biennial Filmed in …

Richard Serra, "Baldwin", 2009. Paintstick on handmade paper, 78 1/2 x 78 1/2 in. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

One artist in Rome, four artists in San Francisco, three artist talks from the U.S. to the U.K., and more in this week’s roundup: On April 9, Gagosian Gallery Rome …

Matthew Savitsky's studio: Temp. storage salon, Northeast Philadelphia

Profile: Matthew Savitsky (artist, Philadelphia)

Profile: Matthew Savitsky (artist, Philadelphia)

The artist Matthew Savitsky has based himself in Philadelphia for the past three years after a lengthy tenure in New York. His practice primarily spans sculpture and painting, working with …

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It’s a small world but not if you have to clean it), 1990, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 143 x 103 in., collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency, and Douglas S. Cramer.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about two anniversary exhibitions, 6,000 shapes upstate, masterworks in the Midwest, some road trip souvenirs, a whole lotta prints, and a sale you won’t …

Kara Walker, "A Warm Summer Evening in 1863", 2008. Wool tapestry with hand cut felt silhouette figure, 5' 9" x 8' 2". Edition of 5. ©Kara Walker. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, Banners of Persuasion and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

Ann Hamilton, "accountings. soot wall", 2009. Flame-licked walls, dimensions variable. Courtesy Carl Solway Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Art21 artists play with fire, sign new books, design stained glass, collage basketballs, create new films, and pop up in Miami Beach exhibitions: Carl Solway Gallery …

The entrance to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which houses the Mütter Museum.

Mütter on the Mind

Mütter on the Mind

It has been something of a guilty pleasure, but I have always loved off-beat museums. Here in Philadelphia, we have something of an embarrassment of riches: the Mummers Museum, which …

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Flash Points

My fellow Americans, let’s roll.

Flash Points

My fellow Americans, let’s roll.

On March 28th, Philadelphia hosted a day-long marathon dialogue on the intersections of art and the possibility of social/political change. The day’s events included a symposium on Curating and Activism …

From L: Martha Wilson, Lorie Mertes, Steve Kurtz, Adam Pendleton, Sharon Hayes, Stamatina Gregory, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, and Michael Rakowitz

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Curating and Activism at Moore College of Art & Design

Flash Points

Curating and Activism at Moore College of Art & Design

Daniel Fuller, Senior Program Specialist at the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, recently helped organize the Curating and Activism symposium at Moore College of Art & Design. The following is a recap …

Robert Mapplethorpe, "Self Portrait," 1975

Flash Points

“Imperfect Moments: Mapplethorpe & Censorship Twenty Years Later” at ICA in Philadelphia

Flash Points

“Imperfect Moments: Mapplethorpe & Censorship Twenty Years Later” at ICA in Philadelphia

Last week, people from far and wide gathered for a special conference titled “Imperfect Moments: Mapplethorpe and Censorship Twenty Years Later,” which was co-presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art …

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All the News We Hope to Print

All the News We Hope to Print

Living in the afterglow or wake (depending on your political leanings) of the 2008 presidential election, we are left to wonder where this talk of hope and change might lead …

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Some Notable Links

Some Notable Links

The link is the lifeblood of any blogger and here are my picks for the week: >> According to AMNP, Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects hailed parametricism as the …

Kiki Smith. Photo (c) 2003 Art21, Inc.

Kiki Smith lecture in Philadelphia tomorrow

Kiki Smith lecture in Philadelphia tomorrow

Artist talk by Kiki Smith (Art:21 Season 2) in Philadelphia Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:00‚Äì6:30 pm Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Penn Campus (accessible from 34th Street entrance) …

Laurie Simmons, "The Music of Regret" (Act I), 2006. 35 mm film, 40 minutes. Directed by Laurie Simmons; Music, Michael Rohatyn; Camera, Ed Lachman ASC; with Meryl Streep, Adam Guettel, and the Alvin Ailey II Dancers. © Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist, Salon 94, and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.

The ICA Philadelphia’s Puppet Show

The ICA Philadelphia’s Puppet Show

Opening tomorrow at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia is The Puppet Show, a group exhibition that looks at the imagery of puppets in contemporary art. Bringing together …

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Art21 Artists’ Talks Tonight, Coast to Coast

Art21 Artists’ Talks Tonight, Coast to Coast

In a perhaps unprecedented twist in the history of Art21 public programs, three Season 4 featured artists will be speaking at various cultural institutions tonight in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and …

Mark Bradford, Storefront, 2007. Photo: Aaron Igler.

Don’t Miss: Mark Bradford’s Philadelphia Storefront

Don’t Miss: Mark Bradford’s Philadelphia Storefront

Season 4 featured artist Mark Bradford has an installation on view in the Fabric Workshop and Museum‚Äôs (FWM) storefront windows at 1222 Arch Street in Philadelphia. As the FWM‚Äôs artist-in-residence, …