Congratulations Dumpster Divers on a big 25! Congratulations Brandywine Workshop and Archives artists for permanent commissions at the Family Court Building! Barbara Kruger’s NY MTA metro tickets, Taji Nahl performs on Tuesday at Galleries at Moore, Plus Opportunity at Flux Factory
Several worthy congratulations and a great opportunity in today's short, sweet and to the point News!

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Print from Brandywine Workshop and Archives. This and other prints are installed in the Family Court Building
Print by Wadsworth Jarrell, from Brandywine Workshop and Archives. This and other prints are installed in the Family Court Building

Congratulations to artists selected for the new Family Court Building!

From Alan Edmunds of the Brandywine Archive and Museum…Thanks to Gustavo Garcia and Juan Hurtado for helping me to install the prints at the new Family Court Building in Philly this past week. A total of 21 prints from the Brandywine Collection were purchased and hung in the public waiting areas of the court,including works by James Brantley, Ed Hughes, EJ Montgomery, Vandorn Hinnant, Diane Pieri, Selma Burke, Joyce DeGuatemala , Wadsworth Jarrell, Edith Neff, Charles Searles, and Vincent Falsetta. More information here.


Get Yourself a Golden Ticket from the New York MTA

Well, maybe not a Golden ticket but a Barbara Kruger-art-metro card! With cards available only at vending machines in a small number of subway stops, your chance of procuring one of the 50,000 cards printed up is nil to none. But it might be fun to try! For extra credit, whose art would you like to see on a Septa Key Card? (Haha) NYT article details where Kruger-art-metro cards are available.


Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers artist group is 25 years old – congratulations, troops! While their anniversary show is now over, you can see samples of the artists’ works at a remarkable 2-part website! Details from the DD’s below.

We are members of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, that somewhat unruly band of almost 50 found-object artists and their painter/photographer/performance artist/poet friends that was founded in 1992.

As a more permanent tribute — and for people who can’t visit in person — we have also crafted an online anniversary photo album on our “Unexpected Philadelphia” website, showing portraits of 46 Dumpster Divers, along with multiple photos of their work.

You can see it here (Part 1)

and here (Part 2)

(Simply click on any thumbnail photo to page through larger versions of all the photos in alphabetical order by Diver name. Our website also features 15 photo tours of Diver homes and studios.)


Taji Ra'oof Nahl at our podcast holding a scepter-like object he made memorializing Benjamin Bannaker, colonial-era free African American, who was a naturalist, surveyor, author, farmer - a polymath.
Taji Ra’oof Nahl at our podcast holding a scepter-like object he made memorializing Benjamin Bannaker, colonial-era free African American, who was a naturalist, surveyor, author, farmer – a polymath.

Taji Nahl’s Micro Film Festival #6 at Galleries at Moore
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Video projections and music improvised in response – what could be better? Full details here. And here is the link to the podcast interview Imani and I did with Taji a couple months back.


OPPORTUNITY


Flux Factory seeks proposals for their 4-week Flux City 6

Proposals due: December 15
Submission instructions below

Exhibition: February 13 – March 15, 2018

A group exhibition at Flux Factory, curated by Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Beth Entsminger (The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth, The Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour).

Flux City 6 is a four week cycle of city creation and destruction and rebirth and cataclysm and phoenix-rising-from-the-ashes and Godzilla-traipsing-in-from-the-sea-in-a-breath-of-fire-and-chaos.

We are looking for:

4 city-builders (installation, performance or visual artists)

4 city-destroyers (interactive experience/event makers, performance artists)

As space and intentional communities continue to be endangered in NYC, Flux Factory is looking for artists, builders and organizers to create a city for a week in our gallery space. Cities can consist of, but are not limited to, installations, social experiments, communes, miniature villages, performances, marketplaces and devised group collaborations. Over the course of one month, 4 artists will each have one week to bring their vision into fruition. Participants are encouraged to largely incorporate reused materials, particularly waste from other arts organizations and components of previous cities. Each week, an artist will be given Sunday through Friday to construct or live out their city. On Saturday, their city will be unveiled in an opening-style event.

Each Saturday night, following the opening, a second artist or team will present a performative work or interactive event that culminates in the destruction of the previous city in some interesting way (e.g. a choreographed dance, costumed mayhem, intervention, etc.). Each city will be destroyed; each city will be built from the wreckage of the previous. This is to say, no city (no creation) will be safe or spared. We are open to proposals that incorporate both a creation and a destruction.

Flux City VI is named for the long-standing tradition of Flux Factory exhibitions that create temporary, unconventional communities. In particular, we are honoring Banquet for America, Kitty City, Sea Worthy, Utopia School and Traffic Disruption Village.

To apply:

Send your CV, website or portfolio, project proposal, and availability from Feb 13 – March 15 to fluxcity6@fluxfactory.org by December 15.

Artists must be present in NYC for their install and event. A stipend will be given upon completion. Please reach out with any questions.

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