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Remembering Monument Lab on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, when we honor Americans who died while in service to their country let’s give a shout out to Monument Lab, http://monumentlab.com/, a public research project that began May 15 and lasts to June 7, that speculates on new Philadelphia monuments to a person, place or thing that should not forgotten. Launched by three curators, Ken Lum, Paul M. Farber and A. Will Brown, the 3-week project is headquartered in City Hall Courtyard.  It’s anchored by a container “lab,” where you can suggest your idea for a monument; and by a monumental sculpture imagined by the late Terry Adkins, which reflects the design of ... More » »

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Winners announced for the New Art Writing Challenge!

The St.Claire and the Artblog are ecstatic to announce the winners of the New Art Writing Challenge. The challenge generated over 70 unique pieces of writing all examining and engaging art in Philadelphia. Look for the writings of these finalists and prize winners to be published soon on the St. Claire and Artblog. While the challenge is over the real task is just beginning: to keep writing; to keep responding; to keep probing, giving, and sharing until the conversation is as complex, multi-tonal, and unblinking as the art it addresses. To that end, CONGRATULATIONS to all the writers, THANK YOU to our judges – ... More » »

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Jayson Musson creative project “Jamel” debuts Episode 2 today!

(This just in from Laris Kreslins, producer of the Jayson Musson creative project Jamel, a video series featuring the adventures of a Time Traveling B-Boy! Episode 2 premiers today at the TriBeCa Digital Shorts Program online.  In this new episode, Jamel has a dance-off with Abraham Lincoln on a fateful day in 1865. Check both Episodes 1 and 2 in the video embeds below. And be sure to read the cast and crew credits for lots of Philly names! Congratulations, all!)     From Laris’ email: This one [EPISODE 2] is guest starring Michael Douglas of the YouTube channel Key of Awesome as Lincoln, Steven Boyer ... More » »

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Submit your art writing to the Art Writing Challenge – Deadline April 18!

[Only 8 days left to submit your piece of writing to the New Art Writing Challenge, co-sponsored by The St. Claire and The Artblog!  Submit to this contest.  If you read Artblog, I’m talking to you.  If you read the St. Claire and Title, I’m talking to you.  Get published!  And there are cash prizes! Information below.] INFO The Artblog and The St.Claire are teaming up to find the best new approaches in art writing. The goal of this competition is to get more people writing about art and foster a culture of art writing that incorporates a wide spectrum of ... More » »

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Update from the ASR project – Meet the Guest Speakers!

[We are in the last 3 days of the Artist and Social Responsibility (ASR) IndieGoGo campaign.  Make a contribution today to keep the Artist and Social Responsibility (ASR) project alive!  And read about some of our great Guest Speakers to this groundbreaking pilot project!] Meet some of our great Guest Speakers The 2015 ASR Class has a roster of outstanding Guest Speakers including renowned artists and curators from all over the country.  When they couldn’t be in Philadelphia in person, we SKYPED with the artists!  Either way we got into discussions with them about their projects and issues related to creating ... More » »

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New Art Challenge – The Contest! Here’s info on how to submit your art writing

[Below is information about the art writing contest co-sponsored by The St. Claire and The Artblog under April’s Guest Editorship of The Artblog.  Submit a piece of writing to this contest!  Maybe you’ve been thinking an essay thought for a while — write it up and submit it!  Poets, write a poem.  All this writing should focus on Philadelphia.  Read more below.] INFO The Artblog and The St.Claire are teaming up to find the best new approaches in art writing. The goal of this competition is to get more people writing about art and foster a culture of art writing ... More » »

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It’s coming – The Inaugural Guest Editorship of The Artblog by The St. Claire!

The month of April, 2015, will stand out in Artblog history as the month of our first-ever Guest Editorship! We are very pleased to announce the Guest Editorship collaboration between The Artblog and The St. Claire, an online arts publication we have long admired for its out-of-the-box thinking about art and art writing! As part of our month-long collaboration, The St. Claire will be taking over some of our regular features like the Reader Advisor and the Our Picks newsletter.  They will be producing new content for Artblog and we are very excited for all of the online activity! ALSO! ... More » »

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From the vault: Ingrid Schaffner, next Carnegie International Curator!

[Congratulations, Ingrid Schaffner, ICA’s amazing Senior Curator, who was selected to curate the 2018-19 Carnegie International!  Read more about that here.  And in this 2011 From the Vault podcast (which includes an audio slide show–scroll down!) hear Ingrid on her many and excellent projects, and how she loves to work with artists.] NOTE: This podcast was originally published on Artblog on September 5, 2011 Ingrid Schaffner, ICA’s Senior Curator, has been with the Institute of Contemporary Art for ten years, and in that time she’s created many great exhibitions. Schaffner has a an easy smile, a ready laugh, and an interest in ... More » »

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Activism, Evangelism, Art – Panel at Slought wows ’em!

[Here’s a brief update on our Artist and Social Responsibility (ASR) project.] More than 100 people turned out Monday night at Slought to hear internationally-acclaimed artists Pepon Osorio (left) and Ken Lum (second from right) speak with ICA Director Amy Sadao and Slought’s Aaron Levy (right) about art, community, trust, responsibility, institutions, history, the public and lots more. Best Conversation Ever – With your help we can Do It Again! It was an intense, passionate and intellectual conversation, punctuated with humor and light moments, like when Aaron asked a question regarding “trust,” and Ken piped up with “I don’t trust the ... More » »

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Live Comments – Bridgette Mayer on Eileen Neff’s new Costa Rican works

[This episode of Live Comments features Bridgette Mayer talking about the show currently at her gallery by Eileen Neff.] Eileen Neff’s 3-week residency in Costa Rica produced some lush images of animals, plants and birds dealt with in Neff’s anthropomorphic way. Listen to the brief (5 minutes) audio of gallerist Bridgette Mayer talking about the works, then go have a conversation with the standing and seated leaves, and the horse, whose gaze is captivating. Perfect show to transport you to another climate, when you really need it. The show is up to April 18.  Here’s a link to the gallery website.

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