Oct 6

Everything’s Coming Up Monument Lab

by: Laura Kochman

This is shaping up to be a monumental fall, with a month and a half still to go for our biggest project ever. We hope we’ll see you at Promument tonight, dancing to QUESTLOVE and making art with Steve Powers. No matter how tired we are in the morning, we’ll be at it again in Franklin Square on Saturday for another Spotlight event. Here’s where you can find Monument Lab all week long.

Logan Squared: Ode to Philly by Emeka Ogboh atop the Skyline Terrace of the Parkway Central Library. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Emeka Ogboh featuring Ursula Rucker: Logan Squared, Sundays through November 19

WHAT
Incorporating poetry and music, this sound installation is a monument to Philadelphia sound and collective memory, creating an immersive experience. Free.

WHEN
Sunday, October 8
2–4:30 p.m.

WHERE
Skyline Terrace (4th Floor)
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

Two Me by Mel Chin. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Monumental Exchange #2

WHAT
A dialogue between Monument Lab artists Mel Chin and Tyree Guyton on the role of the artist in the context of monument-making, and on their current installations at City Hall and in Kensington. Free.

WHEN
Wednesday, October 11
6–8 p.m.

WHERE
CBS Auditorium
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street

THE TIMES (west facing wall) by Tyree Guyton. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Mural Dedication: THE TIMES

WHAT
A dedication of artist Tyree Guyton’s monumental installation, THE TIMES, which covers three sides of a five-story building in Kensington in honor of time, resilience, and healing in the context of trauma. Free.

WHEN
Saturday, October 14
noon–3 p.m.

WHERE
A Street and Indiana Avenue
Across from Hope Park

King Britt works with Art Ed students at the Mural Arts studio, for Monument Lab. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Youth Monument to the Future with King Britt and Joshua Mays

WHAT
A one-night-only performance, created in collaboration with students from our Art Education program, featuring music, collected sound samples, and student-designed banners and artwork. Free.

WHEN
Saturday, October 14
5–8 p.m.

WHERE
Malcolm X Park
5100 Pine Street

As usual, visit any of the 10 labs located across the city, or our exhibition hub at PAFA, to join the conversation and propose your own monument. See you out there!

 


Lead Monument Lab partners include the City of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Historic Philadelphia; Independence National Historic Park; Penn Institute for Urban Research; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Price Lab for Digital Humanities; and the University of Pennsylvania.

Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America.

Additional support has been provided by Susanna Lachs & Dean Adler, William & Debbie Becker, CLAWS Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal, Davis Charitable Foundation, Hummingbird Foundation, J2 Design, National Endowment for the Arts, Nick & Dee Adams Charitable Fund, Parkway Corporation, PECO, Relief Communications LLC, Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Stacey Spector & Ira Brind, Tiffany Tavarez, Tuttleman Family Foundation, Joe & Renee Zuritsky, and 432 Kickstarter backers. Support for Monument Lab‘s final publication provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Media partner: WHYY

Last updated: Oct 6, 2017

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