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This Month: Philly Field Conversation #3

July 18, 2018, 6:30–8:30 pm

Uncle Bobbie's, Peoples Education Center 
5445 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144


Philadelphia Contemporary is partnering with Common Field to present a conversation with Rob Blackson (Temple Contemporary), Homer Jackson (Philly Jazz Project), and Trapeta Mayson (poet, Historic Germantown). Philadelphia Contemporary’s Nicole Pollard will facilitate the discussion around the prompts; How are partnerships forged? How do relationships with collaborators and communities engaged in the process unfold over time? How is social impact achieved through collaboration? Read more here.

 

Coming Soon Reggie Wilson

Spring 2019

We’re thrilled to partner with Partners for Sacred Places and New York’s Danspace Project to bring award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson to present Grounds That Shout! (And Others Merely Shaking), a series of performances exploring relationships and connections between religion, movement, race, and the body, with a focus on the African American religious experience and the specific context of Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces. Philadelphia Contemporary is incredibly thankful to The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for funding this project! Read more here.


 

Stellar Masses


Images from Stellar Masses are up!
Thank you to the performers and audience members who made each of the four events unforgettable.

Check out the recap video below and stay tuned for more video documentation coming soon.

Philadelphia Contemporary NOW: Thank you


Our first fundraiser was a success! Thank you to everyone who was a part of the evening. If you weren’t able to support this event and would like to make a gift, please visit our website here.
(From Left) Nato Thompson, Gene Locks, Sueyun Locks, Michael Forman, Jennifer Rice, and Harry Philbrick at Philadelphia Contemporary NOW, May 23, 2018.
(From Left) Nato Thompson and Sueyun Locks at Philadelphia Contemporary NOW, May 23, 2018.

July Faves


A monthly set of favorites from Philly + beyond

Tayyib
Co-founder, Little Giant Creative
Twitter: @215Tayyib 
IG: @215Tayyib
Philadelphia


"I'm currently reading Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice and Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity, I'm enjoying the poetry of Hanif Abdurraqib— "Ode to Biggie" and "the Crown ain't worth Much  also looking forward to the release of Kamasi Washington's new album Heaven and Earth. In film I am really impressed with Witness, that BARE TEETH made with filmmaker Marie Alarcon and artist/city planner Ash Richards: a short film that explores race based structural displacement in the area that borders Bartrum's Gardens, and the Short Film untitled by Angelena McCloskey a powerful statement on the state sponsored violence. I chose these because I am constantly looking for light in these dark dystopian times."

In Other News...


Updates from collaborators, neighbors, + friends.

The Seattle Art Fair is August 2–5 and Philadelphia Contemporary’s very own Nato Thompson is the artistic director! Read more about his plans on ARTNews here.

Congrats to fellow Pew Fellows and past Philadelphia Contemporary collaborators Ursula Rucker and the Fairmount Park Conservancy!

The V. Shayne Jazz Quartet is performing "Brilliant Corners: The Music of Monk and Ellington" at the South Jazz Kitchen on July 15 at 7:30 pm. 

Header image: Jane Irish: Antipodes (detail), 2018

News + Updates: Reggie Wilson portrait by Aitor Mendilibar
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