Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Harrell, humanities center, Independent Curators International, Jens, Matthew, Renaud Proch, Steve Magnotta, weis | Comments Off
So it’s been a few weeks since Harrell left. He has been working tirelessly with co-curator Jens Hoffman and the members of Independent Curators International to process the immense amount of work they viewed in the Haverford area. The selections were difficult – certainly a lot of work we loved will not be in this show – the curators had to consider how the work from Philadelphia would hang with the art selected from the four other cities. But the votes are in. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the People’s Biennial!
Photo credit: Steve Magnotta, Intrigue Photography
Posted: August 3rd, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, experiment, Harrell, Independent Curators International, Matthew, Renaud Proch, Steve Magnotta | Comments Off
on Thursday we held two open call events, one at Haverford College in the morning and another at the Friends Center in Philadelphia later in the afternoon. I was nervous again about the potential for a poor turnout, but my worries were soon assuaged as the drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc. came pouring in. we set up tables around each space, instructed artists to display their work and talk about it for 5-10 minutes. we moved as a unit about the tables with Harrell, Renaud, and Matthew in the lead (in the picture they are the three guys closest to the table). here we are enjoying a video made by local artist Maiza Hixon at the Friends Center. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 21st, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: humanities center, Independent Curators International, Institue of Contemporary Art, Renaud Proch | Comments Off
we left Fletcher Street mid-afternoon and hiked through the city to the Institute for Contemporary Art in West Phil. Harrell was to give a lecture in the auditorium at 6:30. I was really nervous. part of my job prior to Harrell’s visit was to hype the public talk, make sure there was a healthy public to talk to. Philly is weird in the summer – everyone seems to leave. a lot of my pals from school go home when class gets out in May. what if people didn’t show? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 24th, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Harrell, humanities center, Jens, Matthew, Open Call, Renaud Proch | 1 Comment »
Harrell is going to be looking at submissions in exactly ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! Hard to believe! Make sure you come out to one of the open call events on Thursday, July 1. There is one at Haverford College and one at the Friends Center in Philadelphia on 15th and Cherry.
BRING YOUR WORK!! WE WANT TO SEE IT!!
Invite your friends! Here, use these… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 22nd, 2010 | Author: David | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: Harrell, Jens, Matthew, Open Call, Renaud Proch | Comments Off
I found this bike in the apartment I moved into early summer. some dude who lived here before me left it. I bought it for cheap. it has changed the way I get around, changed my travel options in Philadelphia (SEPTA, you were not cutting it). my bike has been especially convenient during the past few weekends when I’ve been exploring parts of the city I was not familiar with, putting up posters and, most importantly, meeting all of you. do you remember me? Read the rest of this entry »