Artblog Celebrating 20 Years!   Support Us Today!

Sister Chapel at Rowan, Alex Da Corte at Mass MoCA, Kitty Caparella on Cuba, Temple Contemporary and Symphony for Broken Orchestra, Brent Watanabe’s deer cam hack of Grand Theft Auto, and Opportunities!

It's a short, sweet News Post today, with a couple of good opportunities. - Artblog editor



Rowan University Art Gallery‘s, installation of the 1978 feminist classic, The Sister Chapel, gets great writeup in Artnet News. Sister Chapel will be at the gallery until June 30, with a reception and panel discussion March 31, 5-8PM. More information at the Rowan University Art Gallery website.

Artblog contributor Kitty Caparellas story about American tourists in Cuba was in Saturday’s Daily News! Congrats on a great article, Kitty!

Temple Contemporary receives major funding to support “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra”

We are very excited to share the news that Temple Contemporary, in partnership with regional professionals, will begin to repair hundreds of broken musical instruments owned by the Philadelphia School District. Many of these instruments have been out of circulation for years and thanks to a Catalyst Grant from the Barra Foundation, we can fix these instruments as well as provide an instrument repair kit for every public school in the District. These kits will be accompanied by an on-line video channel instructing Philadelphia’s instrumental music teachers how to use the kits to make minor instrument repairs so that the instruments will remain in circulation.

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra began with a question from Temple Contemporary’s Youth Advisory Council asking, “How can more arts get back into the Philadelphia School District?” These youth advisers come from public schools that the District closed in 2013.

In other Temple news, business school student Faiza Samreen wrote to say she and some fellow students are organizing an art show/fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity on April 3, 3-7PM at Hubbub Coffee on Spruce Street, near the University of Pennsylvania. They’re charging admission to the show and all funds raised will go the Habitat for Humanity.

And for something completely different, catch the story about the hacked video game, Grand Theft Auto, into which has been inserted a running deer. Brent Watanabe says in an interview that the subversive hack is an art project, and it’s pretty perfect – tip for you, it’s best watched with the sound off. Read more at New York magazine.


Curatorial Assistant – ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Scheduled to open in 2017, the new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), designed by the renowned Steven Holl Architects, invites applications for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and energetic individual who will bring a unique blend of knowledge, humility, curiosity, creative insight, self-motivation, and organization to this new position.

The 41,000-square-foot ICA ( will be an iconic gateway for the city of Richmond. As a non-collecting museum, the ICA will showcase a fresh slate of changing innovative exhibitions, performances, films and special programs that engage the university, students, faculty, the broader Richmond community, and beyond. More information at the VCU website.

Spring Call for Artists – Portugal

Deadline: 30th April 2016 Location: Portugual, Lobão da Beira ARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with accommodations, work place and cultural and ideas exchanges with the community and other artists. The studios, surroundend by a big garden, a small animal yard and an orchard, are spacious and bright spaces perfect to do some research and develop your project in a very relax and comfy environment. We have a workroom in the main square of the village where small exhibitions, talks and performances can be presented. This is the perfect place where to do “try out” and show your work. During the years we have built a strong relationship with the people of Lobão da Beira who are open and curious about ARTerra artists’ works and are willing to participate in our ongoing projects. We accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. To apply for being an artist in residency in ARTErra, please send us a mail to: or call us +351963779054 + INFO.


Alex Da Corte gets fantastic write up by Randy Kennedy in NY Times for his fantastic-looking show at Mass MoCA.