A Timely Conversation on Four Philadelphia Art Projects and Their Social Histories

‘Assembling a Monumental Speech/Orchestra’ reflects on four contemporary art events that shaped Philadelphia in the Fall of 2017.

(photo by Karl Seifert)

Assembling a Monumental Speech/Orchestra,’ presented by Graduate Studies at Moore and co-sponsored by the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia, will explore four projects that challenged and engaged viewers throughout Philadelphia in the fall of 2017: Monument Lab, Philadelphia Assembled, Speech/Acts, and Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.

The conversation will begin with an overview of each project and will continue by exploring points of connection between the work, such as the concept of “the event” as a way to mark and record social history alongside the growing influence of the event production industry on cultural production today. The audience will be invited to engage the speakers in a dialogue about their projects during a question and answer session.

Paul Farber, University of Pennsylvania on Monument Lab
Damon Reaves, Philadelphia Museum of Art on Philadelphia Assembled
Meg Onli, Institute of Contemporary Art on Speech/Acts
Rob Blackson, Temple Contemporary on Symphony for a Broken Orchestra

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

Graham Auditorium
Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Graduate Studies Socially Engaged Art Programs equally emphasize meaningful assessment in the school context with professional practice skills for life after school. Moore College of Art & Design’s strong emphasis on skills from making powerful images to research skills and writing will equip you to be an effective artist in the studio and in the community.

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