Press Releases

Philadelphia Contemporary Announces Architects of its Future Permanent Home
Stellar Masses
Jane Irish: Antipodes
Philadelphia Contemporary Announces Yolanda Wisher as Curator of Spoken Word
Nato Thompson Named Artistic Director of Philadelphia Contemporary
The Quiet Circus: River Charrette 4
Ana Vizcarra Rankin: time/scale


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Philadelphia Contemporary in the press:

The New York Times: Philadelphia Contemporary Hires Artistic Director from Creative Time
ARTnews: Nato Thompson Leaves New York’s Creative Time for Upstart Art Organization Philadelphia Contemporary
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Philadelphia Contemporary is Re-imagining What a Modern Art Museum Can Be… Now with a High-profile Import From NYC
Artnet: Nato Thompson Departs Creative Time to Lead Upstart Philadelphia Art Organization
Artforum: Creative Time’s Nato Thompson Named Artistic Director of Philadelphia Contemporary
WYBCX Yale University Radio: Harry Philbrick

Building News
Artforum: Johnston Marklee to Design Philadelphia Contemporary’s First Permanent Home
Curbed Philadelphia: Johnston Marklee Takes On Philadelphia Contemporary’s First Space
The Architects Newspaper: Johnston Marklee Selected to Design Permanent Home for Philadelphia Contemporary
ARTnews: Philadelphia Contemporary Hires Architectural Firm Johnston Marklee to Design Its First-Ever Space

Festival for the People
Washington Post: ASMR videos are edgy, unnerving and almost avant-garde. Is it time to consider them art?
Philly Mag: Comics, Tattoos, and Internet Culture: Festival for the People Might Be Philly’s Hippest Yet
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Inside Philly’s First-ever ASMR Festival

Stellar Masses
Garage Magazine: This Curator of Spoken Word Has a Mission to Create “Pop-Up Churches of the Soul”
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Stellar Masses spoken-word festival opens Wednesday
Philly Lit Space: In Conversation with Yolanda Wisher about “Stellar Masses” Festival
Poetry Foundation: Philly Hosts the Stellar Masses
WHYY: Take in an Afrofuturist sermon at ‘Stellar Masses’

Jane Irish: Antipodes
Art in America: Holding Together Opposite Poles: A Conversation with Jane Irish
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Lemon Hill mansion becomes an image of resistance in daring art takeover
Studio International: Jane Irish: ‘There is a critical strain about the anti-war movement that I want to commemorate, so I really think of my work as history painting’
WHYY: Historic house in Fairmount Park redesigned as contemporary art

Abbot Adam: Matins/Lauds
No Face Performance Group
WHYY: Newsworks Tonight: An Overnight Performance Comes to the Barnes
The Philadelphia Inquirer: The Latest in Performance Art: An All-nighter with ‘Nuns’ at the Barnes Foundation
Uwishunu: 12+ Sizzling Performing Arts Shows in Philadelphia This July

Outbound Poetry Festival
Uwishunu: Free Pop-up Outbound Poetry Festival Heads to 30th Street Station April 10-21
WURD Radio: MOJO 4.10.16 – Yolanda Wisher
Title Magazine: Yolanda Wisher is Here for Your Truth
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Watch Philly Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher Read a Poem for Poetry Month
WHYY: Newsworks Tonight: Poetry Pops Up at 30th Street Station
PhillyVoice: 30th Street Station Commuters Will Be Treated to Live Poetry Readings
The Philadelphia Citizen: Look Out for Pop-up Poetry

Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center
Emma Sulkowicz
artnet: ‘Dr.’ Emma Sulkowicz Will See You Now in New Philadelphia Contemprary Project
i-D: Dr. Emma Sulkowicz is Healing Her Patients (and Haters) with Art
WHYY: Newsworks Tonight: Art by Appointment: ‘Wellness Clinic’ is Performance Modeled on Therapy
The Cut: A Year and a Half After Mattress Performance, Emma Sulkowicz Wants to Heal You
The Daily Beast: Emma Sulkowicz: From Mattress to Therapist’s Couch
The Artblog: Talk Therapy: Emma Sulkowicz’ Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center
Bustle: Here’s How Emma Sulkowicz, The Columbia Mattress Girl, Plans to Resist Trump
The Tab: We Spoke to Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia Grad behind ‘Mattress Girl’

Jordan Griska
Brixton Blog: Brooklyn Sculptor: Jordan Griska
DesignBoom: Jordan Griska’s ‘Wreck’ is a Luxury Mercedes Benz S550 Made From Thousands of Mirrors
Colossal: A Wrecked Luxury Car Built From Over 12,000 Reflective Steel Parts
The Awesome Daily: Meet Jordan Griska Wreck, a Luxury Mercedes Benz Made of Thousands of Tiny Mirrors
Vice–Creators: Someone Wrecked a Mercedes Benz made of 12,000 Mirrors (For Art)
LiquidHub: A Productive WRECK: 5 Customer Engagement Insights from a Crashed Car

The Quiet Circus: River Charrettes
The Artblog: The Mischievous Guide
The Dance Journal: The Quiet Circus: River Charrette 3 at Andalusia, June 11th