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Artist Profile: Bouchra Khalili

by Rachel Heidenry A hand, a voice, a map. Bouchra Khalili’s “The Mapping Journey Project” – currently installed in the New Museum’s Here and Elsewhere exhibition – is simplistically profound. The artist invites immigrants to share their journey – literally.

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Artist Profile: Bouchra Khalili

by Rachel Heidenry A hand, a voice, a map. Bouchra Khalili’s “The Mapping Journey Project” – currently installed in the New Museum’s Here and Elsewhere exhibition – is simplistically profound. The artist invites immigrants to share their journey – literally.

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Project Highlight: Wafa Hourani’s “Qalandia 2087″

by Rachel Heidenry Anyone who has visited the New Museum’s extraordinary exhibition Here and Elsewhere will recall the miniature refugee camp taking over the upstairs gallery. Magic mixes with critique in these remarkable recreations by artist Wafa Hourani. Modeled after

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Project Highlight: Wafa Hourani’s “Qalandia 2087″

by Rachel Heidenry Anyone who has visited the New Museum’s extraordinary exhibition Here and Elsewhere will recall the miniature refugee camp taking over the upstairs gallery. Magic mixes with critique in these remarkable recreations by artist Wafa Hourani. Modeled after

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Art in Philadelphia & NYC: September 2014

September in Philadelphia is all about the Fringe Festival, whereas New York museums are finishing up their summer season while galleries are returning from August’s vacation. Be prepared to mark your calendars for some great events this September. PHILADELPHIA Picks for the Fringe

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Art in Philadelphia & NYC: September 2014

September in Philadelphia is all about the Fringe Festival, whereas New York museums are finishing up their summer season while galleries are returning from August’s vacation. Be prepared to mark your calendars for some great events this September. PHILADELPHIA Picks for the Fringe

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Artist Profile: Sal Randolph

by Rachel Heidenry She is an artist concerned with economies. Sal Randolph takes money and gifting and explores their relationship to social interaction and public space. Not limited to the visual world, she is also a celebrated poet and active

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Artist Profile: Sal Randolph

by Rachel Heidenry She is an artist concerned with economies. Sal Randolph takes money and gifting and explores their relationship to social interaction and public space. Not limited to the visual world, she is also a celebrated poet and active

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Art in Philadelphia & NYC: August 2014

Top picks for August art happenings in Philly and NYC: PHILADELPHIA 3rd Annual BlackStar Film Festival Through August 3rd Institute of Contemporary Art Jason Andrew Turner and Margherita Urbani Mural Unveiling August 2, 8pm Elixr Coffee Begin Where You Are

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Art in Philadelphia & NYC: August 2014

Top picks for August art happenings in Philly and NYC: PHILADELPHIA 3rd Annual BlackStar Film Festival Through August 3rd Institute of Contemporary Art Jason Andrew Turner and Margherita Urbani Mural Unveiling August 2, 8pm Elixr Coffee Begin Where You Are

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Feature: El Salvador’s President Opens Official Residence as an Art Gallery

by Rachel Heidenry President Salvador Sánchez Cerén announced last week that he was opening his official residence as an art gallery. The President and his wife, Margarita Villalta de Sánchez, explained that they want to enable a space for citizen

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Feature: El Salvador’s President Opens Official Residence as an Art Gallery

by Rachel Heidenry President Salvador Sánchez Cerén announced last week that he was opening his official residence as an art gallery. The President and his wife, Margarita Villalta de Sánchez, explained that they want to enable a space for citizen

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Project Highlight: Funeral for a Home

by Rachel Heidenry It has been just over a month since the closing of Funeral for a Home. Just over a month since an estimated 400 people gathered on the streets of Mantua to mourn a house.   On May

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Project Highlight: Funeral for a Home

by Rachel Heidenry It has been just over a month since the closing of Funeral for a Home. Just over a month since an estimated 400 people gathered on the streets of Mantua to mourn a house.   On May

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Review: Camille Henrot, “The Restless Earth,” at The New Museum

by Rachel Heidenry Flowers become storytellers. Plants become narratives. Camille Henrot’s The Restless Earth takes fauna and philosophy as its central prerogative. Pairing floral arrangements with literature, the artist mixes her profound sensibility of light, color, texture and composition with

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Review: Camille Henrot, “The Restless Earth,” at The New Museum

by Rachel Heidenry Flowers become storytellers. Plants become narratives. Camille Henrot’s The Restless Earth takes fauna and philosophy as its central prerogative. Pairing floral arrangements with literature, the artist mixes her profound sensibility of light, color, texture and composition with

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Art in Philadelphia & New York: July 2014

July is a quiet month for art events in Philadelphia, but New York is full of exciting exhibition openings. Also: ArtScape Baltimore is back for an exciting weekend of festivities: July 18-20th! PHILADELPHIA Film al Fresco The Galleries at Moore

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Art in Philadelphia & New York: July 2014

July is a quiet month for art events in Philadelphia, but New York is full of exciting exhibition openings. Also: ArtScape Baltimore is back for an exciting weekend of festivities: July 18-20th! PHILADELPHIA Film al Fresco The Galleries at Moore

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Artist Profile: Walead Beshty

His works do not scream social engagement.  Initial sightings convey minimalist abstraction – long horizontal canvases directly manipulated by their materiality and contrasted textures dominated by white walls in seemingly formalistic intentions.  The further one engages, however, the more political

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Artist Profile: Walead Beshty

His works do not scream social engagement.  Initial sightings convey minimalist abstraction – long horizontal canvases directly manipulated by their materiality and contrasted textures dominated by white walls in seemingly formalistic intentions.  The further one engages, however, the more political

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Feature: “We Paint Houses” by Felipe Castelblanco

Does your house need to be painted? Do you enjoy negotiating the price? Do you care who paints it? Depending on how you answer these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for Felipe Castelblanco‘s We Paint Houses project. Taking advantage of PRACTICE Gallery’s open space,

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Feature: “We Paint Houses” by Felipe Castelblanco

Does your house need to be painted? Do you enjoy negotiating the price? Do you care who paints it? Depending on how you answer these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for Felipe Castelblanco‘s We Paint Houses project. Taking advantage of PRACTICE Gallery’s open space,

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Review: “Corner Store (Take-Out Stories)” at Asian Arts Initiative

A fantastic exhibition currently on view at the Asian Arts Initiative is Corner Store (Take-Out Stories). The show takes a critical – but also playful – look at the neighborhood corner store and how daily interactions at these ubiquitous spaces

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Review: “Corner Store (Take-Out Stories)” at Asian Arts Initiative

A fantastic exhibition currently on view at the Asian Arts Initiative is Corner Store (Take-Out Stories). The show takes a critical – but also playful – look at the neighborhood corner store and how daily interactions at these ubiquitous spaces

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Artist Profile: Sam Durant

He in unabashedly political. And yet appropriately unemotional. Sam Durant is a multimedia artist who engages gallery spaces, online platforms and traditional book publications through a socially minded practice. He is moved to elucidate history and propagate entropy, while maintaining an

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Artist Profile: Sam Durant

He in unabashedly political. And yet appropriately unemotional. Sam Durant is a multimedia artist who engages gallery spaces, online platforms and traditional book publications through a socially minded practice. He is moved to elucidate history and propagate entropy, while maintaining an

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Art in Philadelphia & NYC: June 2014

The top picks for art exhibitions, openings and screenings in Philadelphia and New York City this June: PHILADELPHIA: Zoe Strauss and Ashley Thompson / Zoe Strauss (2006) ICA Philadelphia Wednesday, June 4, 6:30pm Screening: Haverhill Experimental Film Festival 2014 Winners

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Art in Philadelphia & NYC: June 2014

The top picks for art exhibitions, openings and screenings in Philadelphia and New York City this June: PHILADELPHIA: Zoe Strauss and Ashley Thompson / Zoe Strauss (2006) ICA Philadelphia Wednesday, June 4, 6:30pm Screening: Haverhill Experimental Film Festival 2014 Winners

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Review: Gregg Moore’s “Heirloom” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

by Rachel Heidenry For a delightful exhibition celebrating summer’s bounty, visit Heirloom at the Philadelphia Art Alliance between now and August 17th. Artist and designer Gregg Moore has taken over the first floor galleries with a show of ceramic objects

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Review: Gregg Moore’s “Heirloom” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

by Rachel Heidenry For a delightful exhibition celebrating summer’s bounty, visit Heirloom at the Philadelphia Art Alliance between now and August 17th. Artist and designer Gregg Moore has taken over the first floor galleries with a show of ceramic objects