Please join us for a curator’s talk from Monument Lab curator Paul M. Farber, on artist Jamel Shabazz’s Love Is the Message. Love Is the Message is a mural modeled after a keepsake photo frame, and features select images of veterans and residents alongside monumental figures and artworks in the neighborhood. This talk is presented as part of the ongoing Love Is the Message exhibition at iMPeRFeCT Gallery, from September 9 to October 7, 2017.
Project Collaborators: Dr. Althea Hankins and the Aces Museum; Supreme Dow and the Black Writers Museum; Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello, of iMPeRFeCT Gallery; Brands Imaging; Malachi Floyd; and Marcus Hines.
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. Please see the main project page for a full list of funders.