Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PPAC College Photo Major Party 4/19th

PPAC College Photo Major Party
April 19th, 6-8PM
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Call: 215-232-5678

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will be hosting their College Photo Major Party taking place on April 19th from 6-8pm. They will be providing drinks, snacks, music and the opportunity for students to share their portfolios with industry professionals. UPenn is an official sponsor for this event, and all photo majors are encouraged to attend.

Last year, more than 125 students attended the 2011 College Photo Major Party, providing a great opportunity for students from different schools to network with one another and showcase their work. Don't miss this fabulous networking opportunity!

Krzysztof Wodiczko Lecture 4/19

Thu. 19 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meyerson Hall B1

Krzysztof Wodiczko (born 1943, Warsaw, Poland) has been creating site-specific slide and video projections both within galleries and using architectural facades and monuments as backdrops for nearly thirty years. These politically-charged works of art, which have been shown in over a dozen countries around the world, speak to issues of human rights, democracy, violence, alienation, and inhumanity, and using sound and motion often include testimonies of the people whose plights they address. Complementing these projections are Wodiczko's nomadic instruments, designed to empower marginalized members of society such as immigrants, the homeless, these who lost their closest to street violence and war, women, and children-survivors of domestic abuse, the war veterans and others.

Krzysztof Wodiczko emigrated twice, from Poland to Canada and then from Canada to the United States. He now shares his time between New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a professor a head of Interrogative Design Group, and a director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Since 1980, has created over 70 Public Projections of still and video images that critically animate historic monuments and civic edifices. Public Projections with still images include: The Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch, Brooklyn, NY (1983); The South African Embassy, London (1985); The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (1988); The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1989),The Lenin Monument, Berlin (1990) and Arco de la Victoria, Madrid (1991). Public Projections involving sound and motion began with City Hall Tower, Krakow (1996) and later engaged the following monumental city symbolic structers: Bunker Hill Monument, Boston (1998); A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima (1999); El Centro Cultural, Tijuana, Mexico (2001); facade of the National Gallery in Warsaw (2005) and the Kustmuseum Basel, Switzerald (2006). The Hiroshima Projection, was organized after Krzysztof Wodiczko was awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize.

Throughout his career, Mr. Wodiczko has also developed a series of tools and devices for urban interventions, such as Homeless Vehicle (1988-89), Poliscar (1991), as well as portable and wearable communication instrumentations such as Alien Staff (1992), Porte-Parole (1994), AEgis (2000) and Dis-Armor (1999-present). Dis-Armor, which was first developed for the City of Hiroshima, than was on view in the Triennial exhibition at the International Center of Photography and more recently in the exhibition the Interventionists at MASS MoCA.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Slideluck Potshow- A great opportunity to present your work!

SLIDELUCK POTSHOW is thrilled to be making its return to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and will be curated by PPAC’s Executive Director (and Undergraduate UPenn Lecturer) Sarah Stolfa and Assistant Director Christopher Gianunzio!

SLIDELUCK POTSHOW is a New York City-based, non-profit arts organization that provides an opportunity for artists and arts appreciators to gather around food, friends, and artwork for an unforgettable night. The evening begins with a couple hours of mingling and dining on the home-cooked delights of those who attend while dining outdoors in the garden space at the Crane Arts building, and then the lights are dimmed, the crowd is hushed, and a spectacular slideshow commences in the Ice Box space.

Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Green Space and The Ice Box at Crane Arts
1400 N. American Street
7 PM Potluck | 9 PM Slideshow | Afterparty to follow

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 11.
For submission guidelines and instructions, go to


For more information, email philly@slideluckpotshow.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

John Schlesinger and Tra Bouscaren Exhibit Opening 4/20

Opening reception and PennDesign Happy Hour

featuring the work of Tra Bouscaren and John Schlesinger

Friday, April 20th

5:00-7:30 pm

3680 Walnut Street

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The exhibit will be on view April 20 through July 1.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Corpus Corporum Photography Exhibition Opening 4/19

Please join us on April 19th from 4:30-6:30pm for the exhibition "Corpus Corporum" at the Philomathean Art Gallery in College Hall on UPenn's campus. This exhibition is coordinated with Senior Lecturer Gabriel Martinez's class The Body and Photography.

The exhibit will feature the works of:

Christine Alix, Brian Chaffinch, Victor Garcia, Dylan Hewitt, Zenas Hutcheson, Molly Hutt, Tara McConachie, Sarah Meyohas, Christina Torres, Mary Valverde, Tara White and Alina Yakubova

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19th 4:30-6:30 PM

Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania
College Hall, 4th Floor
34th and Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

April 19th-May 11th, 2012
Gallery Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 11AM-1PM, 5PM-9PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7-9PM
Saturdays: 12-5PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Peter Geenaway lecture Wedesnday 4.11 at 6pm

The University of Pennsylvania School of Design is pleased to announce three events with Peter Greenaway, made possible by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts.

The project takes the form of a city-wide collaborative installation on the occasion of the film director's visit to Philadelphia in April 2012, and has been organized in partnership with Slought Foundation and the Cinema Studies and Fine Arts Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Tulse Luper Suitcases reconstructs the life of Tulse Luper, a professional writer and project-maker, caught up in a life of prisons. Luper was born in Newport, Wales in 1911. He was in Moab, Utah in 1928 when Uranium was 'discovered' there, and he was in Antwerp in 1939 when the Germans invaded Belgium. He was in Rome when the Americans arrived in 1944, and he met Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest in 1945 and followed him to Moscow in the 1950s. He was at an East-West German checkpoint in 1963, and presumably last heard of in 1989. His life is reconstructed from the evidence of 92 suitcases found around the world - 92 being the atomic number of the element Uranium. These suitcases tell Luper's story from 1928 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, sketching not so much the biography of one man as the story of a century related through some of its key events.

The calendar of events featuring Peter Greenaway in Philadelphia includes evening screenings at Slought on Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30pm; an evening presentation "New Possibilities" at the University of Pennsylvania on April 11th; and an evening conversation at Slought on April 13th at 6:30pm. Registration will be required for admission to the April 11 event.

Peter Greenaway at Penn is made possible thanks to the support of University of Pennsylvania's Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Cinema Studies Professorship Fund, and the Slought Foundation.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Moyra Davey Lecture 4/5 at the ICA

Thu. 5 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
PennDesign Visiting Artist Lecture Series at ICA

Moyra Davey is an artist and a writer. She has had solo shows at the Harvard Art Museum (Long Life Cool White, 2008), and at the Kunsthalle, Basel (Speaker Receiver, 2010). Recent group exhibitions include: the Whitney Biennial, 2012; New Photography 2011, MoMA, NYC; After the Gold Rush (2011) and Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960 (2008), both at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Atlas and Mixed Use Manhattan at the Reina Sofia, Madrid. Davey has produced three narrative videos: Les Goddesses, 2011 (61:00), My Necropolis, 2009 (32:17) and Fifty Minutes, 2006 (50:00), and many one-minute movies. She is the author of Long Life Cool White (Harvard/Yale, 2008) and The Problem of Reading (Documents Books, 2003), and is the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood (Seven Stories Press, 2001). She was a founding member of the collaborative gallery Orchard in NYC; with Jason Simon she co-hosts the annual One Minute Film and Video Festival in Narrowsburg, NY. Davey will participate in the 2012 Sao Paolo Bienal.