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David Lynch's self-explanatory  Burn Pinecone and Throw in Your House. Photo: Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany.

News post – Lynch’s PAFA conquest nears, Charles Clary at Pierogi, Reflecting Design artists announced, opportunities and more!

News It’s not open until September 13, but David Lynch: The Unified Field at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is on the lips of many major institutions in the art world. From a Twin Peaks screening featuring actress Catherine E. Coulson to a short-film competition judged by Lynch and his studio, the exhibition has just about covered every way to engage with Lynch’s enigmatic and influential body of work. You can find a full program of both public and members-only events associated with the show at PAFA online. When you’re the ICA, the revelry never ends. Fresh off their 50th anniversary celebration, the Institute ... More » »

Retrospective's new show.

News post – Polly Apfelbaum in Hudson NY, Ultra Violet archive unveiled, Gallery Joe’s good reads, opportunities and more!

News Today is a banner day for Warholians everywhere: candid conversations with Andy Warhol and original songs by Ultra Violet are being released as a 2-disc collection, bringing the crazed sentiment of the 60’s to life in a sprawling archive. Ultra Violet’s constant recordings of Warhol’s contemporaries were lost to time until November 2013, when Refinersfire began the process of digitizing the 67 reel to reel tapes. Forget beaches and bonfires, Penn senior Kimberly Schreiber’s summer is all about academe: reconciling identity formation, individualism, and virtual and ephemeral art in China. This is no easy task, given the frequent difficulty ... More » »

Anchorage Art Museum, where Diedra Krieger is now. Photo courtesy of the AAR.

News post – ICA counts down to 50, Mia Rosenthal in Little Rock, “Rescue or Destroy” saves/scourges, opportunities and more!

News ICA@50 is wrapping up its anniversary celebration on August 17 with a reverse countdown, a reflection, and a musical celebration. A film by Korean artist Jeamin Cha, the Group ZERO exhibition, and a serenade by Bardo Pond and DJ LIGHTHEAT all come together for the closing celebration on ICA’s terrace. Lil’ Pop Shop popsicles, a variety of snacks, and beer are amongst the edible offerings. The Pew Foundation’s Friday web feature is a weekly spotlight on what’s going on in the lives of their Fellows. On deck this week is 2012 Pew Fellow Dan Murphy, who runs Megawords with Anthony Smyrski. If you want ... More » »

Some collected work by Alex Lukas, now on view at Guerrero Gallery. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Lukas+Powers+Riley at Guerrero Gallery, the ICA’s “Miranda” calls it a day, FJORD’s summer show opens, opportunities and more!

News FJORD is soon to be a source of collaborative goodness, thanks to Ted Gahl and Gregory Kalliche. Joining together once again for this summer’s “Lines Like Legs,” the two artists present installations of their works, all of which were conceived and assembled separately as part of Gahl and Kalliche’s ongoing PAT project. The show opens August 1 from 6-9 PM. Rachel Pastan, writer of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Miranda blog is departing for greener pastures. Since masterminding Miranda in 2010 as ICA’s Staff Writer, Rachel’s served as Editor-at-Large since 2012 and authored three novels, most recently Alena. Now, she’s taking ... More » »

Patti Smith's eerie installation for MoMA's "Rockaway!" series. Photo: Cait Munro.

News post – Betty Leacraft’s South Africa voyage, urban braille at Slought, MoMA’s Rockaways tribute, opportunities and more!

News   This weekend brings a new Slought presentation on land vacancy, with “turf tagging” by David Stephens as one of its remedies. His creations, using urban braille gardens to call attention to land vacancy in Philadelphia, form a large floor mantra (“act knowledge”). The exhibition features prototypes, templates and a mold for forming outdoor braille gardens; each template is in the shape of braille bumps and approximately six feet in width. They are accompanied by “Peel turf” (2013-2014), a series of wall constructions, which also use the same technique. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, with brief ... More » »

Katharina Grosse's "psychylustro," by now a familiar sight. Photo credit: Philebrity.com.

News post – A Candy Coated Eakins Oval, ART21 2014 stars Katharina Grosse, Pine Barrens on film, opportunities and more!

News Magic Carpet, a total environment created by Candy Coated that the Association for Public Art commissioned for The Oval, kicks off tomorrow and is on view until August 17. It’s much as you’d expect for a work served up by Candy Coated; representatives from the City and Fairmount Park Conservancy, artists and an interpretative dance team are cutting the ribbon on the “Magic Carpet” theme and 3-D illusion public art display. Plus, let’s see who can turn down a beer garden! Big old list ahead: The 2014 Grantees of the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation have been chosen, and some super-deserving organizations have gotten a boost. ... More » »

Piper Brett's trademark gold forks. Photo courtesy of CUAC.

News post – Sun Ra’s stellar centennial, Piper Brett in Utah, Airbnb makes a home in Trafalgar Square, opportunities and more!

News This planet is doomed – but we’re going to celebrate.  By honoring the one and only Sun Ra, that is. On Thursday, the Penn Museum, the Galleries at Moore and Ars Nova Workshop are putting on a cosmic show to celebrate Sun Ra’s 100th anniversary. Expect poetry, Afro-futuristic sounds, and archival films of Sun Ra and his Arkestra held, of course, in the Penn Museum’s Lower Egypt Gallery (where the film “Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise” was shot in 1980). The evening (7-10 PM)  is led by Pew Fellow CA Conrad, writer Ras Mashramani, and Sun Ra biographer John ... More » »

One of Ted Knighton's eerie "Street Trees," soon to be seen at the International House. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Leeway talks indie publishing, Street Trees take root, Jackie Tileston in Chicago, opportunities and more!

News The International House’s verdant new installation opens July 10, with Ted Knighton and his new installation “Street Trees,” setting up in the lobby outside the Ibrahim Theater. “Street Trees” is based on Knighton’s illustrations of trees impacted by the Philadelphia urban environment. this link:  The opening is Thursday, July 10, beginning at 5:30 PM with food and drinks, then continuing with a visual presentation in the theater by Ted himself at 7 PM. He’s also planning on screening his narrative film project 3RD AND ARCH, which you may have seen when it was projected on the of the building ... More » »

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News post – Jenny Sabin wins Young Arch Prize, Little Berlin’s Platonic mistrial, Bay Hallowell in Santa Barbara, opportunities and more!

News Our favorite local experimental architecture shop, the studio of Jenny Sabin (with whom Roberta did an interview in 2011 when she had a commission for the American Philosophical Society) just won a gigantic honor with their victory in Overlay, the thirty-third annual ArchitecturalLeague Prize for Young Architects + Designers! Jenny herself is giving a lecture in NYC this Thursday, June 26, followed by an exhibition opening and reception at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at Parsons The New School for Design. Admission is free for League members and $10 for non-members. via Little Berlin - Not that this should be ... More » »

A panoramic view of Isaac Tin Wei Lin and Alex Lukas' "Absent Design." Photo courtesy of the artists.

News post – Absent Design from Space 1026 alumni, Philly Stake 2014’s first news, Cloud Prize winners, opportunities and more!

News Little Berlin member Erin Bernard (of the Philadelphia Public History Truck) is doing a three-month Summer Reading series, made even more summery by its BYOB potluck element. Focusing on Community Arts and Aesthetics, the free series sessions meet at Little Berlin’s Annex space. Everyone’s meant to bring a dish to share and/or a drink of choice, an open mind, and some relevant textual interpretations; all genres and disciplines are welcome. All genres and disciplines are welcome to attend; a small donation is suggested toward the Annex, and RSVP is encouraged. The first session is next Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m, and ... More » »

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