Social & Community-Based Practices
What roles can art and artists play in society and in our communities? Artists and cultural practitioners discuss responsibility, trust, and long-term impact when creating socially engaged art.
Questions of Practice: Farm for the City Participants on What Urban Farming Can Do for a Community
Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
Questions of Practice: Artist Yael Bartana on Participating in Politics Through Art
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Pursuing Aesthetics
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Curator Koyo Kouoh on Politics and Socially Engaged Practice
Questions of Practice: Artist Michael Rakowitz on Threading Disparate Sources into a Cohesive Whole
Questions of Practice: Artist Hank Willis Thomas on Photography and Framing
Questions of Practice: Artist Mariam Ghani on Collaboration in Socially Engaged Art
Questions of Practice: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
Deborah Schwartz is president of the Brooklyn Historical Society, a nationally renowned urban history center founded in 1863. Most recently, she served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2014 and 2015.
Curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson and media scholar Amy Beste consider why women artists have often only received serious recognition later in their lives and careers.
Greg Osby (Pew Fellow, 2012) has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz over the past 20 years, leading his own ensembles and performing with musical icons such as Dizzy Gillespie.
Bonner Kunstverein director Michelle Cotton presents a talk on Xerography, an international survey she curated to honor the 75th anniversary of the invention of the photocopier.
Conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas will recreate a city block with a series of 1:1 scale photographs of North Philadelphia's people and buildings, installed in the galleries of the PPAC, inviting audiences to consider issues related to gentrification, and setting the stage for public forums and a crowd-sourced neighborhood image archive and exhibition.
PRISM commissioned new works by Guggenheim Fellow Steven Mackey and Berlin prize recipient Ken Ueno, which paired the saxophone with a wide range of percussion instruments, in order to investigate "musical color."
Astria Suparak is an independent curator and former director and curator of Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery.
An immersive new media exhibition will animate the research of six scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Patrick Center for Environmental Research and highlight the scientific, historical, and social contexts of water in the Philadelphia area.
Jenn McCreary (Pew Fellow, 2013) believes that the poem is "a dialogue and exchange between poet and reader; a breathing entity rather than a closed, coherent object."
Join Temple Contemporary for the opening of reFORM, a major installation by artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio that pays tribute to Philadelphia school closings.
This month’s Pew Fellows news includes new exhibitions and performances from coast-to-coast, critically-acclaimed plays, and a national award in music composition.
John Jarboe is a director, performer, curator, and writer. He has created over 10 original cabaret-plays with his company The Bearded Ladies, producing original work for Opera Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
We recap our recent gathering of Fellows, Rebecca Rutstein is selected for an "Artist-at-Sea" residency with the Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard the Falkor research vessel, and musicians Mary Lattimore and Chris Forsyth release new albums.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio talks about the relationship between artistic practice and "the local."
Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher was appointed the third Philadelphia Poet Laureate by Mayor Jim Kenney on February 5, 2016.
The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia is a nonprofit organization that aims to advance the mayor’s goals and benefit the citizens of Philadelphia through public-private partnerships, working closely with city government, private businesses, and community organizations.
Koyo Kouoh is the founding artistic director of RAW Material Company, a center for art, knowledge, and society in Dakar, Senegal.
Musician and Pew Fellow Chris Madak on artistic motivation, the notion of "perfection," and more.
Ars Nova Workshop presented a concert series featuring music by composers and multi-instrumentalists Henry Threadgill and Roscoe Mitchell, champions of avant-garde jazz.
In conjunction with Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a sound and performance art piece by SCRAAATCH.