Landmarks Contemporary Projects
Currently, I am the founding curator of Landmarks Contemporary Projects, an experimental exhibition program of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Through site-specific installations, performances, screenings, public discussions and education, this program brings contemporary art and culture to historic sites in Philadelphia. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on both performing and visual arts. We have been featured in various forums, including artforum.com, National Public Radio, the Philadelphia Weekly, the Philadelphia Metro, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and artblog.com. In 2007, the New York Times featured a full-page article about a project I developed with artist Karen Kilimnik at the Powel House Museum.
The core of the program is an exhibition/residency program in which we invite artists to explore and react to Landmarks’ properties and collections and create new site-specific installations at the houses. By providing an experimental atmosphere in which artists are free to create new work and question basic assumptions, we hope to stimulate discourse and challenge accepted approaches to both historic preservation and contemporary art.
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