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News post – PPAC wins Fine Arts cert, Dumpster Divers go wild, Art + Science cavort at Wistar, opportunities and more!

News The Dumpster Divers, a sprawling collective of about forty people who have been creating with found objects for over twenty years,  are at it again!  Their next show, Lost and Found, opens at West Chester University on Thursday October 30 from 4-7 PM; they’ve got the use of the school’s New Gallery, which we hear is lovely. The show runs until December 12. The above photo, taken at the Divers’ annual Awards Banquet, is also on the event postcard, which you may see making the rounds. Major coup for our friends at PPAC: Hahnemühle Certified Studios, experts in digital ... 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 » »

Yoko Yuki, Barikan, 2011, part of Lyrical Hysterical. Photo courtesy of Oof.

News post – Plato’s Porno Cave open for biz, Bait’s Open Meeting on working artists, Nancy Agati goes to Boulder, opportunities and more!

News   This year’s Plato’s Porno Cave is coming up fast, with a whole new retinue of events taking place in, around and about the titular cave. Among the highlights is a small standalone interactive piece by Julius Ferraro, whose coverage of last year’s PPC we quite enjoyed. The Fairgrounds’ 4th Plato’s Porno Cave is the 3rd at Little Berlin, and the 2nd with a month of programming. There’s a partial calendar of events, and the remaining events to be determined include a series of film nights. More information is available on each Facebook event page, so check them out ... More » »

Faythe Levine, from the series "Time Outside of Time," 2010–ongoing. Photograph, 22 x16 inches.

News post – Talkback from NYC art fairs, Vox hosts Riot Grrrl exhibit, Bodega re-opens, opportunities and more!

News via Arch Enemy Arts - We could try to capture in words what the atmosphere of this week has been like for artists presenting/having their life forces drained at city fairs, but this photo, from Arch Enemy Arts, is a fait accompli. “Repost. Very late last night. Hanging our show at Fountain NYC. @noahgalleryml caught me praying for coffee.” We’re taking in the feedback on this year’s Whitney Biennial with a necessary amount of side-eye. It’s great! It’s boring! It’s great in places and boring in others! Earth-shattering. Anthony Elms’ curated floor, though, has been a magnet for people ... More » »

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2013 Knight Arts Challenge winners announced – Citywide, David Guinn, PPAC, Breadboard and more!

Congratulations to all the new Knight Arts Challenge winners in this the third year of awards from the Miami-based Knight Foundation. The awards to 43 groups and individuals were announced tonight at a ceremony at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Winners are in all the arts categories — theater, music, dance and visual art.  There are many exciting things coming down the pike for Philadelphia!  See the entire list here. We’re excited about these four in particular: David Guinn: Temporary Outdoor Wall Installations Spark Dialogue  Award: $9,000 Freewall is a new, artist-run venue that brings temporary outdoor wall-painting installations to Center ... More » »

Some of the Jaime Treadwell goodness that's out in print via Juxtapoz this month.

News post – Good Game mag debuts, KAWS at PAFA, Jaime Treadwell in Juxtapoz, opportunities and more!

News Via Sam Belkowitz - A new magazine in town promises to be a strong hitter for our city’s cultural journalism. Good Game, an upcoming art quarterly based in Philadelphia, seeks to be a conduit between Philly and the international art world. The first issue is slated to include artwork and writings by (get ready) Zoe Strauss, Thom Lessner, Jesse Butcher, Chip Schwartz, Sam Belkowitz, Jamie Diamond, Barbara Jenkings, Issac Lin, Matthew Pruden, Matthew Suib, Nadia Hironaka, Christopher P. Mcmanus, Lee Arnold, Thomas Devaney, Micah Danges, Will Brown, J Makary, Maria Dumlao, Jessie Pires, Shana Illingworth, Josh Rickards, Helen Cahng, Drew Dunlap, Michelle Chong, ... More » »

Giovanni Durante, photo courtesy of www.valeriospada.com

Valerio Spada’s documentary photos at PPAC of poor young girls in crime-ridden Naples

In March of 2011, Italian photographer Valerio Spada released a self-published book entitled Gomorrah Girl. The book, which was received with immense praise and went on to become the grand prize winner of the 2011 Blurb Photobook Now competition, eloquently recounts the accidental murder of Annalisa Durante, using photographs and brief text descriptions. Annalisa, a 14-year old girl in the crime and drug ridden community of Naples, was shot in the head by a stray bullet meant for a Camorra (Mafia) mobster. The book narrates the story of Annalisa’s life and death through images of her family, neighbors and police ... More » »

Jay Muhlin, “Elif, waterfall”, 2012, Archival Inkjet Print, 30”x40”

Third Annual Photography Competition at PPAC – surrealism is alive and well

There are a lot of winners in The Philadelphia Photo Art Center’s 3rd Annual Photography Competition. With work from forty-four artists, the juried exhibition spans the PPAC gallery and the Crane building’s first floor hallway. The show is a mixed bag of photographic styles, with documentary photography and work that has been manipulated either digitally or is physically dominating. With its rainbow stripes, the Stoli Vodka rug in Alan Charlesworth’s “Rocks Bar” is a blatant marketing pitch at the gay community. The incorporation of the rainbow background can be seen as a sign of growing cultural recognition. However, Stoli’s declaration ... More » »

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News – Jason Lazarus, Knapp Gallery closing, Richard Torchia at CENTERpieces, and curators, curators, curators

News Jason Lazarus will take your unwanted photos Do you have photos that are too painful to keep around? If so, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus will take them.  He’s collecting unwanted photos for an art installation. There’s no need to provide the background for the photos, and if you feel they are too private to be shown, the artist will display them face down. Lazarus can pick them up on Sunday February 5 from 10 AM – 7 PM. E-mail him at jasonlazarus.photo@gmail.com or call 312-953-2885. Knapp Gallery closing Old City’s Knapp Gallery is closing up shop at the end of ... More » »

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Interview – Sarah Stolfa on making your own opportunity and printing for Zoe Strauss

For the Daily News article on the Philadelphia photography community I talked with a number of artists and others in that community. Here’s the first of several interviews I’ll put up in the next week or so. Others coming up are Martin McNamara, Stephen Perloff, Grisha Enikolopov, Al Wachlin, Jr and Harris Fogel.  Note: this post is a re-publish of one that was somehow vaporized in our recent blog transition. The day I talked with Sarah Stolfa of PPAC, their website had briefly crashed from all the traffic they were getting from Living Social, a coupon site, where they had ... More » »

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