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Philadelphia Assembled – Four years in the making at PMA

Artblog contributor, A.M. Weaver, talks with Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, who spearheads the PMA community project, Philadelphia Assembled. Good talk about art and community! - Artblog Editor

Jeanne van Heeswijk
Jeanne van Heeswijk, Public Faculty No.1 (Skopje, Macedonie, 2008)

Quietly building steam over the last four years, the community project, Philadelphia Assembled, will burst into the world this April, with actions, workshops, performances and art, in places all across the city, and will manifest itself in a big installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building this fall. Starting with a series of conversations with regular Philadelphians, the Dutch artist, Jeanne van Heeswijk, made connections and reached out to more and more people, in what sounds like a revolutionary movement to empower people and make their lives better. Artblog correspondent, A.M. Weaver, who has been involved in Philadelphia Assembled as an Editor, talked with the artist on Feb. 13. The podcast is 32-minutes long. As is appropriate for a peoples’ project, below is Philadelphia Assembled’s poster.

Philadelphia Assembled poster


Thank you to The Galleries at Moore TGMR radio project for making this podcast possible, and especially to Matt Kalasky for inviting Artblog to participate in the Moore radio project. Listen to the interview with Jeanne van Heeswijk at the TGMR site here.