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
Jenny Gersten discusses the approach to programming the Center for Performing Arts at the World Trade Center.
This exhibition will survey a generation of pioneering female artists in relation to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age.
As part of its ongoing project, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents its second public forum exploring stories of displacement.
The concluding performance of Jamillah James' AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.
Two of India's preeminent artists, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna and bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind, will fuse classical South Indian music and dance in a world premiere that is the culmination of a two-year artistic collaboration, and is inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia's history.
Susan Stewart is a poet and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Artist Cai Guo-Qiang describes how he considers the idea of ephemerality in the context of his temporary public art projects.
"I'm interested in how personality is replacing gender in how people are defined," says 2009 Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin, an innovative video artist who creates phantasmagorical media installations.
Choreographer Reggie Wilson curates performances by Philadelphia-based artists at three Society Hill religious sites: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, and Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a closing party for its multidisciplinary project Endless Shout featuring a performance by the musical group Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society.
Choreographer Susan Rethorst visited the Center to speak with Pew Fellows about her work and process.
Pennsylvania Ballet will perform In the middle, somewhat elevated by choreographer William Forsythe as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The Ballet originally acquired this piece for performances in 2010, with Center support.
The Village of Arts and Humanities created a community-centered preservation plan to sustain the organization as the primary arts education institution in North Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Ceili Group brought some of the finest Irish traditional artists to Philadelphia for a concert series culminating in the Philadelphia Traditional Irish Music and Dance Festival.
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.
Dixon Gottschild’s 50-year career as a writer and cultural scholar surveys the presence and influence of the black dancing body in America, in what she calls “choreography for the page.”
Anthony Smyrski and Dan Murphy, the artist duo that constitutes Megawords, worked with four European artists to plan for the creation of a roving media production lab.
Leah Stein, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and composer Pauline Oliveros collaborated on a new music and dance work.
Terrence Cameron is a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.