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Bartram’s Boxes Remix (BBR) is a collaborative project between the Center and Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia (home of famed 18th century explorer and botanist John Bartram). The title of this project Bartram’s Boxes Remix references the boxes containing seeds, plants, and curiosities that John Bartram began sending to his colleagues in England in 1735, making Bartram’s Garden an international hub of plant knowledge and sharing.
In the spirit of John Bartram’s desire to share his passion for trees and other plants, BBR will bring together artists who will create works in wood and other materials from Bartram’s Garden. Artists will be able to select from 13 types of wood from the Garden felled by a recent storm. BBR celebrates John Bartram’s legacy of discovery and will provide a unique opportunity for artists to “remix” the history, materials and inspiration of one of America’s oldest gardens in their work.
The exhibition provides artists from around the world with a forum to push the frontiers of conceptualizing and executing their work while inviting the public to expand its understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in wood. The exhibition includes works from both established and emerging artists. LEARN MORE
allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014
(August 01 – October 25 2014)
Celebrating the Center’s 19th year hosting the International Turning Exchange Residency (ITE) program, the residents will work together for 2 months in Philadelphia to collaborate and focus on new directions in their work. The grand finale exhibition for the 2014 ITE program is the exhibit. This multidisciplinary exhibition will reflect each resident fellow’s experiences including objects produced before and during the residency. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, essays, films, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. Included will be each fellow’s statements about their personal and professional experiences.
The 2014 ITE Resident Fellow Artists are:
- Eric Adjetey Anang (Artist), Accra, Ghana
- Miriam Carpenter (Artist), PA, USA
- Jordan Gehman (Artist), CA, USA
- Reed Hansuld (Artist), Ontario, Canada
- Maggie Jackson (Scholar)
- Amber Johnston (Photojournalist), PA, USA
- Yuri Kobayashi (Artist), MA, USA