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: Composer David Lang on Classical Music, Education, Composing, and Virtuosity
Questions of Practice: Guitarist Nels Cline on Creating Lovers (for Philadelphia)
Women, Art, and Technology: Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Amy Beste in Conversation
Questions of Practice: Poet and Performer Tracie Morris on “Serving Her Muse”
Questions of Practice: Choreographer and Dancer taisha paggett on the Relationship Between Art and Politics
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”
Questions of Practice: Interview with Theater Artist Romeo Castellucci
Poe creates multifaceted portraits of young people of color in work that blends film, photography, and prose across media platforms.
In advance of the September workshops with Boris Charmatz, project co-directors host an informal professional preview for dance and performance artists .
The fourth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space's fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
In 2011, playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith spoke at a Center-hosted event about the evolution of her one-woman show.
In October, our Pew Fellows news roundup includes a Bessie Award and Kesselring Prize, the premiere of a new musical composition, artists on tour around the country, and more. See the latest updates in our news roundup below.
Ramsburg shares some of her experiences as Craig Anderson, the motivations behind her character (her "impression" in reenactment terminology), and her goals as a reenactor.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Strange Currencies, this film series excavates the expanded media landscape that shaped urban cinema culture in 1990s Mexico.
The coming year brings engaging and cutting-edge Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region.
Poet and 2013 Pew Fellow Emily Abendroth's poetry encourages readers to discover difficult truths woven into social, cultural, and physical realities.
In Terms of Performance provokes dialogue, debate, and discovery in an anthology of keywords designed to generate shared literacies.
Francis Kéré on why the purpose of architecture is to “serve humanity.”
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a talk by Dr. Dede Fairchild Ruggles on sound and scent in the Andalusian Garden, in conjunction with Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music.
As we near the end of 2015, we invited Center colleagues, collaborators, and grantees to share a memorable and inspiring cultural experience.
Saxophonist and Pew Fellow Matthew Levy on what motivates his multi-faceted practice as a musician, composer, and commissioner/producer of new music, his daily art-making routine, and more.
The Michener Art Museum presents a series of lectures and gallery talks exploring the connections between Sheeler’s experimentations in fashion and the industrial paintings and photographs that established his career.
Composer and guitarist Nels Cline curates a concert experience inspired by Philadelphia’s rich musical history and Cline’s acclaimed concept recording, Lovers, performed by a specially assembled jazz orchestra.
The work of 22 artists, spanning four generations, was presented in an exhibition that examined clay's appeal and craft.
Hip-hop dancer and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier talks about how performing on the street differs from performing on stage.
FringeArts presented the Philadelphia premieres of Jérôme Bel's The Show Must Go On and Jan Fabre's Another Sleepy Dusty Delta Day in the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.
Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra presents a two-part concert program that offers audiences a renewed perspective on baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann.