Rafael Ferrer, Fuegian House with Harpy Eagle, leaves, ice, tarp, branches, paint, Whitney Museum of American Art south moat, New York. Installation during Ferrer’' one-person exhibit, December 9, 1971 to January 9, 1972. Brochure by Marcia Tucker.
The Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium (PASC) at the Kislak Center hosts a symposium around the Center-funded Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde project. At the symposium, PASC will present papers that preview, enhance, or illuminate Invisible City and engage with the cultural milieu from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s.
Presented by the University of the Arts, the project explores Philadelphia’s significant contributions to visual culture in postwar America. During this time period, Philadelphia was a “city of firsts,” from Pop Art exhibitions and performance art to innovative art school curricula, architecture, and city planning. Curated by Sid Sachs, director of exhibitions at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, and assistant curator Jennie Hirsh, Invisible City will take place in three venues from January 21 through April 4, 2020.