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Alphanumeric systems gone awry — Paul Chan at Slought

[Michael is confounded, entertained, and wholly absorbed by Paul Chan’s explorations of symbolism and typeface. Scroll down for a peek at his resume in several of Chan’s Alternumerics font faces. — the artblog editors]  Just as word processors let you choose from fonts like Courier and Times New Roman, Paul Chan has provided thoughtfully crafted typefaces in Alternumerics that outshine their quirky WingDings predecessor. Why? In his current exhibition at Slought, Chan confuses the relationship between what is written and its subsequent meaning, initiating a new dialogue from the narratives drawn by his alphanumeric systems. Make Alternumerics your own Alternumerics includes a ... More » »

Dana Hargrove, (Scottish, b. 1975; active in the United States), The Multis, 2014, Ink and gesso on cardboard, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News post – new show at @graverslanegallery, SVA Open Studios, Lee Bontecou, Pat Steir + more @rollinscollege, opportunities and more!

News Here’s a peek at Gravers Lane’s first show in their new space!  Featuring the works of Rick Beck, Anne Currier, Daryls Ewoldt, James McNabb, Paula Winokur, Robert Winokur and Joël Urruty, it’s a beautiful welcome into the new home. The show runs April 15-May 30, 2015. On April 27, Slought is hosting “Ghost stories,” a film screening and conversation. Taking on the politics of urban renewal, the program features Keg de Souza’s documentary film “If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighborhood…” and a conversation between de Souza in dialogue with Rahul Mukherjee of Penn Cinema Studies. The entire event runs from 6:30-8pm, and is well worth checking out. For those eager ... 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 » »

Ken Lum, speaking with us on Nov. 12 at his studio in Bella Vista

From the vault: Ken Lum on artblog radio

[We’re excited to have Ken Lum as a panelist on the Activism, Evangelism, Art discussion that we’re co-hosting with Slought! Join us on Monday, March 23 at 6:30 pm to hear Ken talk with Amy Sadao, Pepón Osorio, and Aaron Levy about how artists and communities interact in Philly. — the artblog editors] Ken Lum moved to Philadelphia in 2012 to head up the Fine Arts Undergraduate Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Right now, you can see work by Ken at his solo exhibition, The Mini-Mall Series, at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. AND, coming in March, his work will be featured in the 2014 ... More » »

Dona Nelson at Thomas Erben. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Slought sloughs its Foundation, Carl Marin rides the MTA, “Imaginary Reality” on the Main Line, opportunities and more!

News   Jennie Thwing, Nic Coviello and Tim Portlock are displaying the fruits of their recent Meyer Family awards at the Main Line Art Center’s Imaginary Reality this month.  Celebrating the creation of this new award (full name: the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art), the show opens April 1, and on the same day MLAC is open to applications for next year’s Meyer Family Award. Imaginary Reality not only caps off ten years for  Main Line Art Center’s Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition series, but it also coincides with the Center’s new Digital Media Programs. Theaster Gates has been invited to this year’s Culture Lab ... More » »

New work by Jim Houser from his Milan solo show. Photo courtesy of

News post – Moore’s Galleries get Mohawks, Jim Houser in Italy, Slought and n+1 take on “World Lite,” opportunities and more!

News   Updates from the busy studio of Erin Murray: she’s got new work up! Her latest is a suitably austere composition for these dark days of winter.  Somewhere between the Starbucks stranglehold and the glut of fashion brands thinly disguised as yoga studios, “world literature” has picked up its own reputation for being, of all things, commoditized, homogenized and overly feel-good. How did we come to this? The Slought Foundation is hosting “What’s Wrong With World Literature?”, a talk on January 30 with the editors of n+1 magazine, who put out “World Lite” last August and generated a staggering amount of criticism ... More » »

Still image from Soun-Gui Kim's "Beating the Market" installation.

Soun-Gui Kim in conversation with Cage, Derrida and Nancy

(Rachel’s post explores video artist Soun-Gui Kim’s new exhibit at Slought Foundation. Rachel also attended a discussion between Kim and art theorist Thierry de Duve, exploring the artist’s process, philosophies and influences. — the artblog editors) The monitors were turned on one by one. Two projectors. Four screens. Six sets of sounds. Soun-Gui Kim stood in the middle of the gallery, her left hand shielding her eyes, listening. From time to time she looked up, pointed up or down, then bowed her head as the volume was adjusted. When the sound satisfied her ears, she nodded enthusiastically, repeating the phrase, ... More » »

The unbearable heaviness of skin and bone: Switcher Sex at Slought

Osvaldo Romberg (left) and collector Lutz Teutloff at Slought Foundation, next to video In Bocca al Lupo, 2003, dvd by Patricia Piccinini, from the Teutloff Collection We got an invitation to meet German collector Lutz Teutloff and his wife Hannelore at Slought Foundation. Teutloff has collected 1,000 pieces of video and photographs focused on the human body. About 35 pieces from the collection are on view at Slought until Feb. 9, in the show Switcher Sex. This is the collection’s debut in a public stage. Teutloff Collection shipping crates at Slought put together like a table. We sat at an ... More » »

Candida Hofer in Philadelphia

Hofer between her assistants Victoria Lelandais Gandit (grey top to left of Hofer) and Alex Janta (on the right of Hofer, with black sweater), taken at Slought Foundation. Christine McMonagle is on the far left. Candida Hofer, the internationally known German artist acclaimed for her enormous photographs of architectural spaces, is here in Philadelphia until the 27th. What she’s doing here, how her visit came about and what she had to say to a class of art history students at the University of Pennsylvania are what this post is about.Why she’s here Hofer is in town for 10 days to ... More » »


Fred Forest at Slought

installation shot, detail, of Fred Forest’s retrospective, Art and Society, at Slought. Fred Forest is a pretty interesting guy. He’s one of the terrific conceptual European artists who practically do not exist as far as American art history is concerned–except that’s not really totally true in the case of Forest, who had an installation, the Digital Street Corner, on the exterior wall of the Bass Museum for Art Basel Miami 2005. Forest, born in Algeria and living in France, has a retrospective exhibit, Art and Society, at Slought Foundation, a gallery conscientiously contributing to the globalization of American art history ... More » »