Art Events this week: March 2 – March 9

Monday, March 2

A Reading by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro at Kelly Writers House

Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro is an award-winning Afro lesbian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and feminist activist from Puerto Rico, who addresses both racial and gender issues, and sexual identity in her combative, non-conformist, and creative works. She offers lectures about antiracist, decolonial feminism, LGBTTQ issues and how to be a black woman in today’s society. She is also the Director of the Department of Afro-Puerto Rican Studies, a performative project of Creative Writing based in San Juan and has founded the Chair of Ancestral Black Women to respond to the invitation promulgated by UN and UNESCO to celebrate the International Decade of Afro-Descendants 2015−2024.

Wednesday March 4

Curator-Led Tour of Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves

Join ICA’s Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator Anthony Elms on a tour of Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves. ICA’s Curator-Led Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about our current exhibitions from the curators. Each tour covers the overarching themes and broader contexts of the exhibition, highlighting key works of art, and providing insight into the curatorial process. ASL interpretation will be provided for this program.

Book Launch for Penn Professor and Department Chair Ken Lum, Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018

Ken Lum‘s latest book: Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018, addresses Lum’s career; critical histories of modern, postmodern and contemporary art; and debates around issues such as race, class and monumentality. Penetrating, insightful and often moving, Lum’s writings are essential for understanding his prescient and internationally recognized practice. Lum will be joined in conversation by art historian Alexander Alberro, (Virginia Bloedel Wright ’51 Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University, New York) and will sign books, which will be available for purchase.

Friday March 7

First Friday!

Philadelphia’s thriving local arts scene gets special recognition on the first Friday of every month.

From Old City to Fishtown to Fairmount, First Friday events in Philly’s different arts corridors draw curious crowds eager to explore participating galleries, studios, shops, bars and restaurants.

First Friday attendees can check out art exhibits, shop special sales, enjoy food and drink deals, hear live music and more at different locations citywide.

Some of the best work in artist run spaces happens here:
319 N 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19107

Including these galleries:
Vox Populi
Grizzly Grizzly
Automat
Napoleon

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