I’ve also got some summer updates on projects.
This will be the last summer I run the low residency graduate program at Moore College of Art & Design in Philly. I’ve changed the program to run on a conventional academic schedule in the fall as I think it will give students a deeper and more transformative experience. We will keep doing public programs but under somewhat changed circumstances without students around in the summers. So it is a great chance to join us July 21/22 for the 3rd In/Out summer symposium co-organized with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Speakers include Roberto Bedoya, the Natural History Museum/Not an Alternative and a day of programming at Taller Puertorriqueño, with multiple site visits to Philadelphia community arts organizations.
Otherwise, I will be on a panel “Artist as Activist” with some interesting folks like Ben Davis, Shaun Leonardo, William Powhida and Caroline Woolard at the School of Visual Arts department of Art Practice in NYC on July 12th and then giving a lecture at the ICA in Philadelphia on Sunday July 16th. Also, excitingly, the exhibition I curated last year, Organize Your Own, will be traveling to 6 additional cities starting in August at Augustana Teaching Museum of Art at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL). The exhibit will continue to travel through 2019 to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids MI), Cuesta College (San Luis Obisbo, CA), Texas State Galleries (San Marcos TX), Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College (MI), and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA (Portland) and maybe a few more spots. The catalog for OYO has gone into its second printing with Sobersove Books!
Last on the list of news, I recently received a travel fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage which will support his August visit to the exhibitions Documenta14 and Sculpture Project Munster, both in Germany. I’m super excited about the trip and some projects I’m currently developing.
Finally, a project that I’ve announced before is now documented and online: How Food Moves: Edible Logistics was a group exhibition I curated on view last March-May at Rowan University Art Gallery and for the project I collaborated with the geography program there on a booklet about the food chain that you can download here: https://moveunits.wordpress.com/how-food-moves-rowan/.
On a personal note, earlier this summer I got married to the amazing Emily Bunker and couldn’t be happier. We took a trip to Japan and ate all the food. Amazing.
That is it for me. Happy summer. Hope you get to go swimming. Please send along your updates!