Henry Taylor, ‘Nothing Change, Nothing Strange’ at Fabric Workshop and Museum, plus ‘Office Hours’ at Automat, Mayoral Forum on the Performing Arts and more

Hi today we've got some super neat stuff to show you: Henry Taylor a resident artist at the Fabric Workshop and Museum is soon to open his exhibition featuring an immersive sculptural installation among paintings and sculptures. Automat is soon to have an experimental exhibition creating dialogue about the realities and shortcomings of higher education. The Strides Collective has announced its programming, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast will be talking about her book at the Free Library, and more. Hope you enjoy.


The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange
March 2—July 23, 2023

Gold leaf covers a white felt cloth while a fence like pattern smothers the cloth.
© Henry Taylor, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Nothing Change, Nothing Strange, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Philadelphia, PA, February 9, 2023 — The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) is pleased to present Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange, on view from March 2 to July 23. The result of an 18-month residency, the exhibition features an immersive sculptural environment that Taylor created through his continued exploration of painting and sculpture alongside his first experimentation with textiles.

Nothing Change, Nothing Strange exemplifies many of the themes that run through Taylor’s practice and investigates the boundaries that have historically divided painting and sculpture. During his residency, Taylor collaborated with the FWM studio team to assemble materials sourced from the Recycled Artists in Residency program (RAIR)––a non-profit organization focusing on the intersection of art, industry, and waste. Dissecting, merging, and mending these recycled materials has enabled Taylor to forge a previously uncharted avenue in his ever-expanding artistic process. In Nothing Change, Nothing Strange, Taylor considers the signifying potential of color and pattern, the complexity and parameters of space, and the historical persistence of oppression––illustrated by the exhibition’s very title.

More information here.

Programming and experimental exhibition discussing higher education in the art at AUTOMAT

A black and white photo of classroom doors, over the windows the words OFFICE HOURS in red, an explanation of the exhibition in black on the right door, and the address along the bottom in red.
Automat, Office hours, Programming and experimental exhibition discussing higher education in the arts. Image courtesy of Automat.

AUTOMAT is excited to announce our upcoming programming and experimental exhibition, Office Hours. The first event of its kind to take place at an arts organization in Philadelphia, Office Hours aims to open a dialogue about some of the realities and shortcomings of higher education in the arts. Each Saturday, scheduled programming will include opportunities to build connections and share resources within our community of educators, working artists, and students. Please visit our website for the most up to date schedule and information. February 18 – March 4 AUTOMAT Collective 1400 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122


The Strides Collective- “Announcing our 2023 Season: Limitless!”
Dear Friends,
As the Collective began planning for our 2023 Season, we had an essential question we had to consider: “What is ‘queer theatre’?” Is it enough for a play to simply feature LGBTQIA+ characters? Does it need to highlight a queer relationship, too? Or could it be something else altogether?

The Answer, we concluded, is that queer people are limitless, and our stories should be also. By association, our theatre cannot be defined; it is a feeling as much as it is representation on a page.

The Theme for our 2023 Season, Limitless: Celebrating Queer Identity, is born out of this discovery. We want to showcase the multiplicity of our experience through new works of theatre that challenge, inspire, and feature queerness in ways we have not seen ongstage before.
Jonathan V. Edmonson, Founding Artistic Director


printPHILLY! Fair
The Philadelphia Print Consortium is pleased to announce the inaugural printPHILLY! print fair, which will be held Saturday March 4, 2023, at the University of the Arts, Solmssen Court, 320 S. Broad Street, on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. This is a one-day fair, open to the public from 10am – 3pm.
Find more information here.

Mayoral Forum on the Performing Arts and Cultural Economy

A free public forum for Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates to share their visions and commitment to the creative and cultural economy. Organized by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc.

Among the crucial issues facing Philadelphia as the city continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and improve economic outlook is the next mayor’s commitment to the performing arts and cultural economy. The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc., in partnership with City & State PA, the premier multi-media news organization dedicated to Pennsylvania’s state and local government, political, and advocacy news, will host a Mayoral Forum on the Performing Arts and Cultural Economy, a free public forum where Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates will have the opportunity to share their visions for the future of the performing arts in Philadelphia and their commitment to the creative and cultural economy. Taking place on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 6:00 PM, in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the event will be moderated by Jenny DeHuff, City & State PA editor-in-chief, and Ari Mittleman, host of Pennsylvania Kitchen Table Politics Podcast.

RSVP here.

Michelle Zauner, Crying In H Mart, Author talk at the Free Library

The lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist of the indie rock outfit Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner has garnered wide acclaim for her shoegaze-inspired pop earworms. These works include Psychopomp, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, and her 2021 breakthrough album Jubilee, for which she received Grammy Award nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist. Zauner is also the author of Crying in H Mart, a memoir based on her viral 2018 New Yorker essay of the same name. A New York Times bestseller and selected as one of 2021’s best books by a wide range of periodicals, it offers an honest perspective on her identity as a Korean American, the death of her mother, and the struggles of her early musical career. She is currently adapting this memoir into a screenplay for MGM Studios.

Cost: $33.00-Auditorium; $28-Overflow
More information here and tickets here.


TILT Institute For the Contemporary Image, Is hiring!

TILT is hiring Instructors, Membership Coordinators/Gallery Attendants, and Digital Producers
Tilt Institute’s education department is committed to providing a quality education to artists working in image based mediums / genres. Our curriculum and class offerings have been carefully crafted by MFA educators and self taught professionals, that echo our organization’s core values. By working collaboratively with artists and educators that have taken different paths in their careers, we were able to create a unique educational experience.
At TILT we are determined to provide diverse lenses through which instructors and students can engage with art. We are looking for instructors who craft syllabi with the intention of making space for artists that are often left out of the canon of art education. Students come to us at varying stages of their artistic careers, and we pride ourselves on offering courses that serve the hobbyist and the professional.
Find more information about applying here.