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”
In conjunction with the Center-funded project Words Adorned, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture will present a free music demonstration with renowned Palestinian vocalist Dalal Abu Amneh and Al-Bustan's Takht Ensemble.
Beginning in January 2014, the Center established the Visiting Scholar Program, inviting Kristy Edmunds to act as a "catalyst in residence" through a series of visits and conversations with Center staff and constituents.
Hellmut Gottschild is a seminal figure in Philadelphia dance, and was part of the first generation of Pew Fellows in 1992.
The Wagner Free Institute of Science is is a natural history museum dedicated to providing free public education in science.
Billy Dufala is the co-founder of RAIR and a Philadelphia-based artist engaged in a variety of creative disciplines, including sculpture, performance, digital media, and drawing.
The Crossing is a 24-member professional chamber choir dedicated to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commissions, collaborations, and performances.
Local concert promoter, writer, and DJ Sara Sherr will host two nights of "Women Who ROCK" Karaoke at Teri's Bar in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned renowned saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter for a new work inspired by the museum's East Asian art collection.
As part of the Institute for Contemporary Art's Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation exhibition, Philadelphia artist Taji Ra’oof Nahl presents video works from his catalog and speaks with moderators Enrique Morales and Will Owen, both lecturers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vox Populi's exhibition mined historical notions of "the underground" in relationship to the work of director and cult legend Timothy Carey, and explored his legacy.
Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai will offer three public master classes, open to local dancers for participation and the general public for observation.
"There is a hunger for a conversation about process," says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.
Bryn Mawr College's retrospective introduced local audiences to Rethorst's work and featured a series of public events, all of which provided unique windows into Rethorst's methodology.
We speak to classical music composer and pianist, Michael Djupstrom who seeks to connect with audiences by bridging traditional and contemporary styles of musical expression.
The Center-funded Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge project, a collaboration between Mural Arts and Cohabitation Strategies, culminates in a convening exploring questions of cooperation, civic engagement, and gentrification.
Taylor Mac discusses the ways in which durational and participatory theater can break down an audience’s defenses.
Robert Storr has been a professor of painting and dean of the School of Art at Yale University since 2006.
The Barnes Foundation will host two educational classes on the history of performance art and urban exploration.
Philadelphia Dance Projects produced the Local Dance History Project, reuniting five prominent Philadelphia dancers to examine the development of contemporary dance in the city.