Tag Archive "curating"

Beth Heinly, posing at Vox Populi before our interview

Beth Heinly on the importance of collecting and community – an artblog radio podcast

Beth Heinly grew up in the Philadelphia area.  She draws comic strips (under the title the 3:00 o’clock book) that tell humorous and dark stories from her life and she sometimes creates graphic novels, like a new one “Server Serial Killer” she is working on.  (Beth’s day job is being a server at the Irish pub, Fado, so we are guessing she’s got lots of material to work with for her new book.)  But Beth’s also a performance artist and a self-taught curator responsible for some great programming at Little Berlin, where she was a member, and now, at Vox ... More » »

Brian Wallace at our interview at Bryn Mawr College, Dec. 4, 2012

Brian Wallace on curating at Bryn Mawr College – an artblog radio podcast

Brian Wallace knows a lot about academic institutions. He’s worked for a number of them. Now, as Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts at Bryn Mawr College, he is organizing exhibits and learning about the vast holdings of the College. Brian’s first exhibit at Bryn Mawr, Docu-Commencement (ended Dec. 14) commissioned four artists to create work on the theme of graduation. In organizing the exhibit, the curator worked with Public Safety officers and staff in other departments, all of whom were very happy to be introduced to the contemporary art that resulted from the project. Brian is a ... More » »

Brian Wallace, at Bryn Mawr College

Next week on artblog radio – podcast with Brian Wallace, curator of Docu-Commencement

Brian Wallace is Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts at Bryn Mawr College.  That means he puts together exhibits for the college’s gallery in the Canaday Library. He is also in charge of the college’s large and important collection of art and artifacts. Brian was Director of the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design from 2003-2006, where he brought in some great shows. Prior to arriving back in the Philly area, he was Curator of the Dorsky Museum at SUNY, New Paltz in upstate New York. Brian’s first exhibit at the college was Docu-Commencement, which closed ... More » »

Alex Baker, new director, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, speaking with us July 24 at the gallery.  That's a Bill Walton piece on the wall in back of him.

Alex Baker, back from Melbourne and taking charge at Fleisher-Ollman – next up on our podcast series

Alex Baker, the new director of Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, returned this Spring to Philadelphia after four years in Melbourne, Australia, where he was senior curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Before he went to Australia, Alex was a major asset in the Philadelphia art scene. He was an influential curator at ICA and PAFA of wonderful outside the box exhibits. In this sample from our interview, Alex talks about how living in Australia gave him a new perspective on art from the Asia-Pacific world.  The full episode will run next Monday. Right click to download Alex Baker ... More » »

Ingrid Schaffner, in her office at ICA

Next week on artblog radio – ICA’s Ingrid Schaffner on curating and her zine, Pink

Ingrid Schaffner came to Philadelphia ten years ago as an adjunct curator at ICA.  She’s now the Senior Curator at the kunsthalle, with a passel of exhibits under he belt.  Schaffner has a an easy smile, a ready laugh, and an interest in the absurd, from Dali and Dada to more contemporary artists like Richard Artschwager, for whom she worked as an archivist, pre-Philadelphia.  The curator is an art omnivore whose shows range from conceptual artists Barry Le Va and Karen Kilimnik to the whimsical Maira Kalman.  She also organized the Puppet Show, about the influence of puppetry in art, ... More » »