reviews, features & interviews

Ann-Marie Lequesne filming the Fanfare

[It happened on one of the hottest afternoons of the summer, Ann-Marie Lequesne‘s Fanfare for Crossing the Road came to Philadelphia!  Here are some photos and video from the performance. -Artblog editor] I was there Sept. 2, 2015, to support and help the performers with water breaks during the 45-minute long performance in what was 93 degree weather but felt, hmm, hotter. Pedestrians at 38th and Woodland Walk near the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School were surprisingly polite and respectful.  Some crossed the road smiling, thumbs up, and some hesitated, seeing what looked like a film shoot with costumed performers, and, instead of ... More » »

Installation view

Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


[Jennifer admires the thoughtful, measured effort that went into the creation and curation of Traction Company’s new exhibit. The show occupies itself with ideas of construction, space, and community. — the artblog editors] Traction Company’s “Truss” (2015), on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), is an unexpected but ... More » »


The artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Goodbye too soon to a young artist; hello to the South’s first fashion museum; and WTF to a color-changing toilet nightlight. Oh, and Grumpy Cat is being turned into an animatron at Madame Tussauds. This is the world we live in. — the artblog editors] ... More » »

colorful painting by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Barnes Foundation-Community College Partner, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Temple Contemporary get money, Ann-Marie Lequesne, Daniel Heyman, Brandywine Workshop, Leslie Rogers, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Opportunities and More!


[Roberta gets hyperlocal with today’s News Post. – Artblog editors] TODAY – HYPERLOCAL NEWS! FAIRMOUNT PARK – Via the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – Art Place announces $18M in grants to 6 organizations including $3M to Fairmount Park Conservancy for creative placemaking, i.e., art in places, about places, and with people in those ... More » »

color comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright





From the vault: Jess Perlitz’s interactive work

[Canadian sculpture artist Jess Perlitz recently opened Chorus, a moving work comprised of recordings of incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. She ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

From the vault: Michelle Post on artblog radio

[Sculpture artist Michelle Post’s “tronies” become a permanent exhibition this month at Grounds for Sculpture. The Oligarchs features Post’s metal busts of America’s 19th-century wealthy ... More » »