Practice & Process
How do artists approach their work? We ask artists and cultural practitioners of all disciplines to discuss experimentation, discovery, research, and their methodologies of art-making.
Questions of Practice: Guitarist Nels Cline on Virtuosity
Questions of Practice: Set Designer Mimi Lien on a Design-First Theater-Making Process
Questions of Practice: Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on Leadership
Questions of Practice: Curator Koyo Kouoh on Transdisciplinary Practice
Questions of Practice: Composer David Lang on Classical Music, Education, Composing, and Virtuosity
Women, Art, and Technology: Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Amy Beste in Conversation
Questions of Practice: Visual Artist Ann Hamilton on the Relationship between Production and Consumption
Questions of Practice: Visual Artist Jeanne van Heeswijk on the City as Subject
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Durational Performance
Questions of Practice: Artist Cai Guo-Qiang on Public Art and Ephemerality
Questions of Practice: Francis Kéré on Creating Architecture that “Serves Humanity”
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion lead a master class investigating choreographic and compositional process, performance and philosophies, questioning how a performance can be made and what it might communicate to someone watching.
Morris’ five-decade meditation on the color black investigates identity and spirituality, driven by his desire to, in his words, “refute all negative cultural mythologies about the color.”
King Britt is on a journey, exploring the patchwork of rhythmic textures from many urban dance music cultures: deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk, and afro-tech.
Eliza Licht is an engagement strategist and impact producer with Licht Creative Consulting, where she develops and implements engagement strategies to enhance the impact and visibility of documentary films.
Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra presents a two-part concert program that offers audiences a renewed perspective on baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann.
The Barnes Foundation presents a series of artist lectures and gallery talks.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Micah Danges on artistic influence, the potential of images, and more.
Visual artist Zoe Strauss and poet Afaa Michael Weaver receive 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships and musician Orrin Evans becomes a permanent member of the renowned jazz group The Bad Plus.
Scribe Video Center premieres Muslim Voices of Philadelphia, an oral history media project that explores the rich and diverse history of Muslim communities in the region.
Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer. She is currently gallery director and curator of REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Artist Eve Mosher leads an interdisciplinary artistic team to develop three creative neighborhood interventions in and around local parks that respond to the personal impacts of climate change on Philadelphia’s citizens.
The ICA presents a conversation with Koyo Kouoh, founding artistic director of RAW Material Company—a center for art, knowledge, and society in Dakar, Senegal.
In conjunction with the Women’s Mobile Museum exhibition at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia Photo Arts Center holds a panel discussion.
The online keywords anthology In Terms of Performance is reimagined as an installation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), on view March 6–May 8, 2018.
In order to examine the difficult topic of addiction and its consequences, Pushers uses celebrity culture as its lens, as a way to connect with West Philadelphia youth and encourage them to share their own experiences.
Cohabitation Strategies and Anthony Smyrski discuss how new understandings of design can better relate to and engage communities.
Ken Kalfus is a 2009 Pew Fellow and the author of two collections of stories, Thirst and Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, both of which were New York Times notable books.
New Paradise Laboratories' Center-funded production of Freedom Club received media attention after traveling to New York City.
Mimi Lien discusses developing a set design that leads the theatrical process rather than “serves a script.”