Brandon Collwes, a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, performs on the Main Stage of Dancing around the Bride. The bicycle wheel and chairs are by Robert Rauschenberg (in homage to Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel of 1913) for Merce Cunningham’s Travelogue production of 1977. Dancers appear courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust. Photo by Constance Mensh, courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Projects funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Dancing Around the Bride and the Institute of Contemporary Art's Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, made several top 10 lists in Artforum's Best of 2013 December issue. Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin's installation at the 55th Venice Biennale was also included in the issue.
Dancing Around the Bride: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) in 2012-2013, made three top 10 lists in Artforum, including those of critics Okwui Enwezor, Julia Peyton-Jones, and Daniel Birnbaum. While Peyton-Jones included the Barbican's showing of the exhibition, it originated at the PMA under the curatorial direction of Carlos Basualdo.
Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, the first major museum exhibition of the lates Rhoades' work, opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia in late 2013. Though it will travel around the country in 2014, its inaugural showing at the ICA, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, was included on former Artforum editor-in-chief Jack Bankowsky's top 10 list. 2009 Pew Fellow Ryan Trecartin's installation at the 55th Venice Biennale, which included an immersive environment of several new video components, also made an appearance on Bankowsky's list.