Philadelphia-based artist Tiona McClodden presented a new online project for Day With(out) Art, commemorating celebrated African-American poet Essex Hemphill on the twentieth anniversary of his death from AIDS complications in Philadelphia, where he was a crucial member of the city’s creative community.
Part of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania’s 50th anniversary exhibition series, and inspired by the archive of the 1980–81 exhibition series Street Sights, this project invited five photographers to share glimpses into their everyday lives, studio work, and travels with followers of ICA’s Instagram. There were no specified limits […]
Check your literal-mindedness at the door. “Reading Room: Intersections Between Art & Writing,” a group show organized by Becky Huff Hunter for Little Berlin, reveals itself slowly. Eventually, though, the boundaries between the two mediums of expression begin to blur — and fascinatingly so. Artists can be strikingly original writers and vice versa. If you […]
For “Duett,” her curatorial debut, critic Becky Hunter demonstrated how an excellent curator combines the skills of a scholar and yenta. The match Hunter made between Berlin-based British artist, Alanna Lawley, and Philadelphian photographer, Matt Giel, yielded an intelligent, creative, conversation about photography, distance, abstract communication and curatorship. In the spirit of today’s Internet age, […]
Sunday 29 July, 3pm Join novelist Rachel Pastan, philosopher BJ Elicker, and Reading Room artists Emily Erb and Matt Kalasky, for an informal panel discussion around visual art and writing’s shared spaces. Elicker will share aspects of his ongoing doctoral project, considering the novel as a visual and material object. Pastan, the ICA’s editor-at-large, whose […]
Reading Room explores some of the ways in which contemporary visual artists, poets, writers, and scholars practice in the rich seam between art and writing. Focusing on works with particular sensual, personal, or material immediacy, the exhibition seeks to integrate expression and analysis.