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: Artist Yael Bartana on Participating in Politics Through Art
Questions of Practice: Farm for the City Participants on What Urban Farming Can Do for a Community
Questions of Practice: Ernesto Pujol on Pursuing Aesthetics
Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
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
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Annabeth Rosen recalls the most useful advice she ever received, her interest in the “accumulation” of objects and ideas, and more.
This series curated by a local music expert sought to challenge our notions of music and noise with playlists that represented a range of genres, accompanied by interpretive narratives.
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.
taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.
The PRISM Quartet presents new works composed and performed by Dave Liebman and Greg Osby.
James Austin Smith is a critically acclaimed oboist and artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Institute of Contemporary Art chief curator Ingrid Schaffner contextualizes Jason Rhoades' sprawling work and ambitions.
Bartram's Garden was the home of John Bartram, a Quaker farmer with a lifelong fascination with botany. Today the 45-acre garden is a National Historic Landmark on the banks of the Schuylkill River.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild's Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.
Miya Masaoka is a musician, composer, performance artist, teacher, and sound artist living and working in New York City.
Kate Watson-Wallace worked with four dancers in a research project that embraced, appropriated, and layered movements found in online and pop culture ephemera, in order to develop new types of "21st-century" dance.
The Arden Theatre Company embarked upon a two-year study of the work of Anton Chekhov, resulting in a new translation of Three Sisters, the first Chekhov play to be produced at the Arden.
The Wilma Theater presents the world premiere of Adapt!, written by artistic director Blanka Zizka, and drawing on her personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s.
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble worked with contemporary choreographer Ronald K. Brown in an extended residency to develop new approaches to its work.
In an interactive workshop at the Center, Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and author of *The Participatory Museum*, shared her vision for the future of cultural institutions as personal, dynamic, and collaborative places for visitor engagement.
The fourth event in a seven-part series organized by AUX Performance Space's fifth Curatorial Fellow, Katya Grokhovsky.
Mural Arts and SEPTA's "Love Train," featuring Stephen Powers' Center-funded Love Letter project, received national media coverage from news outlets including CNN and MSNBC.
Kelley Rourke is a librettist, translator, and dramaturg who serves as resident dramaturg for the Washington National Opera and The Glimmerglass Festival.
Mary Tuomanen and Aaron Cromie are collaborating on their first full-length theatrical work, which will explore the life of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Bartram's Garden developed a preservation plan that guides the organization in making community-driven decisions about the site's future.