On Tour: Where to Find Center-Funded Projects Around the World in 2016

01 Feb 2016


Thaddeus Phillips' Red-Eye to Havre de Grace. Photo by Johanna Austin.


Raphael Xavier. Photo by Brian Mengini.


Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2012. Image courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Geoff Sobelle's The Object Lesson. Photo by Jeremy Abrahams, courtesy of The Guardian.

Many Center-supported performance projects and exhibitions continue to have successful presentations after their initial premieres in our region. Here's a preview of the works bringing Philadelphia's rich artistic voices to new audiences nationally and internationally in the months ahead.

The Object Lesson, a one-man play by Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle that explores our relationship to "things," received a top award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and gained critical acclaim while touring to venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Walker Art Center, and Bard College, among others. In February, the celebrated work makes its Australian debut at the Sydney Festival and the Perth International Arts Festival.

After a critically acclaimed debut in Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Barbara Kasten: Stages toured to the Graham Foundation as part of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The exhibition will next be seen this spring at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (dates to be announced soon).

Also organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, the 2012 exhibition The Happy Show, featuring large-scale installations by graphic artist Stefan Sagmeister, is on view through March 28 at the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria.

Following its run at Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, curator Daniel Tucker's exhibition and event series Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements will continue to explore questions of equity, justice, and race relations with a residency at the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, March 3–April 9.

Following performances at New York Theatre Workshop, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, a play by Pew Fellow Thaddeus Phillips about the delirious final days of Edgar Allen Poe's life, heads south for performances at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts, April 14–16.

Choreographer Silvana Cardell's large-scale performance piece about the immigration process, Supper, People on the Move, will travel to the experimental theater La MaMa in New York City, May 14-15.

The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance by hip-hop artist and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier was on stage at FringeArts February 11–13, followed by performances at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA, February 16–19.