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News post – New Boon(e) Crit Night, Barbara DeGenevieve @voxpopuliglry, Paul Chan @slought_org, opportunities and more!



“Petite Mort” Barbara DeGenevieve. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.
“Petite Mort” Barbara DeGenevieve. Photo courtesy of Vox Populi.

On Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm AUX Performance Space is putting on two performative lectures and a screening of the work of Barbara DeGenevieve. Barbara De Genevieve: To Be Alive is to Move from the Known to the Unknown (1947-2014), an evening of dedications, includes “Mentor to Mentee – Legacy” a lecture on the importance of mentorship and its lasting influence on DeGenevieve; and a performative lecture by Lisa Wainwright and Alan Labb (both of School of the Art Institute of Chicago) entitled “Barbara DeGenevieve and the pornographic sublime–a tribute {or “50 shades of fuck”}.” Exploring DeGenevieve’s writings on art, porn and permission is bound to be titillating, thought-provoking, and a thoroughly worthwhile event.

Tonight at 7 PM, come to New Boon(e)’s Crit Night at 253 N 3rd St. This free event features artists Morgan Gilbreath, who has shown work in the most recent show at New Boon(e), Minding Manners; Nellie Phelan with several video pieces; and Ann Marie Krulick, whose work includes “gaudy paintings, materially charged assemblage and observational drawing.”

This past March, submissions poured in from architects, artists, builders and creative professionals for DesignPhiladelphia’s biggest 2015  event, the Pearl Street Passage. Now, the decisions are in and they’ve announced the team members who will help build Philadelphia’s next great public space! Congratulations to the full list, which is published in full (it’s long) on their site.



The call for entries for VOX XI, due May 3, is now open. Vox Populi’s eleventh annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, held on July 10 – July 31, 2015, is headed by Paddy Johnson and Martine Syms. To apply, download a prospectus here: and follow the instructions. Vox Populi is especially  interested in highlighting work in all media that pushes boundaries in terms of form and content, is ambitious and timely, and is experimental and risk-taking. This year’s jurors are Paddy Johnson and Martine Syms.

via Kari K Scott – There’s a residency opportunity at Flux Factory Summer, whose Fall 2015 Residencies have a deadline of May 8. These are three-, six-, nine- and twelve-month  month residencies for collaborative and participatory-minded members; residents work together in a building that includes 14 studios, a gallery, silkscreen studio, woodshop, coworking office, communal kitchen, library, and rooftop garden.

Tom Hogg, producer of the 48 Hour Film Project in Philadelphia, is seeking new faces for the decade-old program. Film groups from all over the area have 48 hours to make a short film the weekend of April 24-26, to be screened at the International House in University City on May 3 The winner of the 48 Hour Film Project this year wins 2 badges to the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, to see their very own short screened, no less, as well as see inclusion in the group of 48HFP films screening in the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. To get your shot at screening your film at Cannes, register your team now; if you have any questions about the 48 Hour Film Festival, contact Tom at


Artist News

Shanyn Fiske at Street Road. Photo courtesy of the gallery.
Shanyn Fiske at Street Road. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

Street Road’s first exhibition in their new 4500 square foot barn, Sailing Stones, shows work by over 300 contributors to the Street Road Rocks project, by artists José Avila (Delaware), Egidija Čiricaitė (UK/Lithuania), Julia Dooley (Pennsylvania), Kaori Homma (UK/Japan), and their new participation in L.A.N.D., an ongoing project by Danish collective N55.

Out of Town, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2015.
Out of Town, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2015.

Josette Urso’s Treehouse, now on view at Markel Fine Arts, has a few more days until its closing on April 18.

Douglas Witmer’s show Linear Function at Hemphill Fine Art’s Carroll Square Gallery ends April 24 in Washington DC. The Washington Post has just published a terrific review of this exhibition. There are several installation views over on his studio Facebook page.
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