News Coalition Ingenu is closing, with their (possibly) last show in Philly opening tonight. In less than two months, Bullock and company are moving to Florida, with hopes of the Coalition Ingenu Self-taught Artists’ Collective eventually picking up again. Featuring nine artists, the final show is called Autodidactic Ingenuism, and, rather appropriately, takes place at the Magic Gardens, where self-taught visionary Isaiah Zagar created his best known work. The opening reception is today, October 11 from 6 – 9 pm, at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, and it runs until Friday, November 15. We were startled earlier this week to learn ... More » »
July marks the third show for one of Frankford Avenue’s newest creative spaces: Fjord. Named after the tall, rocky crevices on the coasts around Scandinavia, the thin, three-story detached building seems aptly sized to fit snugly into its namesake. It also finds good company in the many DIY art spaces spotting the area aroundFrankford Avenue in Fishtown. The current exhibit, “Daphne,” is named in homage to curator Liam Holding’s grandmother, and some of the work in the show is quirkily created by Holding using her name – Daphne Gardner – as a sort of alter ego. These artworks created falsely ... More » »
News (Inaccurate information has been removed from this post). ICA appoints new curator The Institute of Contemporary Art has appointed Anthony Elms as a new Associate Curator. Elms has worked as an independent curator and writer, and he was Assistant Director of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago for six years. He replaces Jenelle Porter who has taken a position at ICA Boston.
Eteam’s “Prim Limit,” one of the pieces in the “Landscape Techne” exhibition at Little Berlin through November 27th, is a half-hour film that takes place in the “Second Life” virtual world, an online computer game that allows users to design their own avatar world.
While New York is watching Marina Abramovic performance retreads at MoMA, exciting new performances stole the First Friday shows along Frankford Ave. and environs. Suddenly I felt that I was not only on the hippest street in town, but on the hippest street anywhere! And if you want to know where art is going at this moment in time, this is the answer.