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"The Female Gaze" at PAFA.

News post – Ken Johnson causes art world furor, Incamminati in NYC, opportunities and more!

News Controversy regarding NYTimes critic Ken Johnson’s recent reviews of “Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980” at MoMA PS1 and “The Female Gaze” at PAFA, in which he questioned the value of art by women and people of color, has culminated in a petition, signed by over 1,600 people, including artists Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Coco Fusco, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Janine Antoni, Louise Lawler, Julie Mehretu, Emily Roysdon, Clifford Owens, Lucy Raven, Lorraine O’Grady and Martha Rosler, art historians Rosalyn Deutsche, Miwon Kwon, and Robert Storr, as well as curators Chon Noriega, Brooke Davis Anderson and Dan Cameron. ... More » »

Crowds lounging at tables set up for the PIFA Street Fair.

Philadelphia falls for Paris at the PIFA Street Fair

The first time I heard of Paris, I didn’t know much about it except for the fact that it held “twelve little girls in two straight lines.” For me, Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline acted not as the introduction to a magical city, but as a traumatizing doorway into the world of hypochondria. (“You mean, my appendix can explode?!”) Parents unknowingly bestowed me that Christmas with a Madeline doll – complete with surgical scars on her stomach. Quite a few years (and somewhat less traumatizing Disney movies) later, Paris at last worked its way into my heart, its place as center of ... More » »