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: Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Art and Social Justice
Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”
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 with Kristy Edmunds & Claire Tancons: How Do You Establish Trust in a Community?
Questions of Practice: Artist Bob and Roberta Smith on Art as Advocacy
Questions of Practice: Cohabitation Strategies on the Role of the Arts in Fostering Social Change
Questions of Practice: Kemi Ilesanmi of The Laundromat Project on the Role of Artists in Community Development
Questions of Practice: Choreographer Germaine Ingram on the Responsibilities of Creating Socially Engaged Art
Network for New Music brought renowned composer John Harbison to Philadelphia for a week-long mini-festival that celebrated his career of classical- and jazz-inspired chamber music.
*Demetrius Oliver: Canicular*, the Center-funded exhibition at the Print Center, has received media attention from the *Philadelphia Inquirer*, *The Huffington Post*, *ArtDaily*, WHYY's *Newsworks*, and more.
A conversation with Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe, Donte Beacham, and LaKendrick Davis on the underground dance style of J-Sette and how Poe drew on its legacy for Private Places, a new Center-funded work.
Tacita Dean is esteemed for her drawings, photographs, prints, and sound works. In early 2013, her new film, JG, was on view at the Arcadia University Art Gallery.
The first in a series of events organized by AUX's fourth Curatorial Fellow, Anthony Romero, the evening will consist of lectures by Romero and ICA curator Ingrid Schaffner, followed by a screening of Marlon T. Riggs' Tongues Untied from 1989.
Socially-engaged Asian American artists Dan S. Wang, Rosten Woo, Emily Chow Bluck, and Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin discuss how their heritage has informed their artistic practices.
A number of Center-funded performances take the stage this spring.
Timo Andres is a Brooklyn-based composer and pianist.
Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel discuss the concept of "theatricality."
Michael Rakowitz describes the process behind creating a performance and radio project involving American veterans and the Iraqi refugee community.
Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement.
Wendy Rogers has choreographed and performed contemporary dances for over 40 years around the county, including California and New York.
An exhibition and interpretation of Milford Graves’ artistic laboratory as a living, interactive theater shed light on a lifetime of multidisciplinary creative work from this icon of the free jazz movement.
Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist's words, "a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence."
The Happy Show, presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art, focused on Stefan Sagmeister's 10-year exploration of happiness and was conceived as a series of interactive investigations on the subject.
This community history project explores Yoruba performance practices and traditions, originating from West Africa, and their role in shaping Philadelphia’s social and cultural landscape.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has invited Dr. Suse Anderson to serve as our 2018 Visiting Technologist, to lead an examination of forward-thinking technology work in the arts and culture field.
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has organized a panel discussion around the topic of the rail corridor, as part of its programming for Katharina Grosse's psychylustro.
We recap our June 18, 2018 celebration of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grant recipients with photos and video.
An opening reception for Prisons Today, an interactive exhibition that sheds light on the current state of incarceration in America.