Gee Wesley’s vision – a world of books and more
Gee Wesley talks about his immigrant experience and his deep love of books and intellectual pursuits. The Spiegel-Wilks Fellow at ICA is a great talker. Give a listen. - Artblog Editor

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Perhaps you stopped by Reading Terminal last Friday and saw the pop up bookstore on Filbert Street? Ulises is the name of the store, and Gee Wesley and collaborators are the founders. The alternative/experimental bookstore project will open a more permanent home in October in a converted garage space at 31 E. Columbia Ave. Phila 19125

Wesley, who is Spiegel-Wilks Curatorial fellow at ICA and before that a senior research and curatorial fellow at Slought, has a love of community and intellectual pursuit that’s rooted deep in family history and his experience as an immigrant (he was born in Monrovia, Liberia). We talked about his art, his curating and Ulises.

Gee Wesley, before our interview at Moore Galleries' TGMR radio
Gee Wesley, before our interview at Moore Galleries’ TGMR radio
people and pop up bookstore
Theresa Rose (Reading Terminal Popups Curator) and Nerissa Cooney (Ulises co-organizer) at the Ulises Popup on Filbert St. last Friday
Lively crowd at Ulises pop up bookstore. ALso, music and car honking.
Lively crowd at Ulises pop up bookstore. ALso, music and car honking.

Thank you to The Galleries at Moore TGMR radio project for making this podcast possible, and especially to Matt Kalasky for inviting Artblog to participate in the Moore radio project. Listen to the interview with Gee Wesley at the TGMR site here.

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alternative publications, artblog radio, artist books, books, gee wesley, podcast, Pop up Bookstore, reading terminal, TGMR radio, Ulises

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