Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) at Moore College of Art and Design

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), Installation view. University Art Gallery at UCSD.

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is an unprecedented, international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blur art and everyday life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, and community engagement. Co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design.
On View January 26 – March 16, 2013

Friday, January 25, 5-8pm

Local Instruction
Every Wednesday – Saturday, 2-5pm
Local Instruction is a project of communal education where visitors help assemble an open resource of shared information and skills.  The project allows visitors to become both educators and pupils in a participatory space informed by performance, dialogue and encounter. Local Instruction is led by members of The St. Claire, a Philadelphia-based arts organization devoted to providing a platform for experimental modes of communication that support critical inquiry with a local perspective.

Show-and-Share lecture series
Every Thursday evening, 6pm
This weekly series of show-and-tell-style events features open, skill-share lessons – led by Philadelphia-based artists, curators, writers, filmmakers and other cultural producers - on a wide range of topics.
More information can be found here.

Impossible Buildings & Contested Futures walking tours
Organized in partnership with Hidden City Philadelphia, an organization that celebrates the power of place to inspire social action, Impossible Buildings & Contested Futures is a series of walking tours that contextualizes the city’s social, political, historical and physical landscape.

What Could Have Been? Alternative Histories of The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
March 23, 11am

Reading Viaduct: Imagined Futures of an Urban Green Space
March 2, 11 am

A Tale of Four Neighborhoods
March 9, 11am

Warrior Writers Performance
March 1,  6pm
Warrior Writers is a Philadelphia-based, veteran-focused arts organization that fosters artistic exploration and expression through casual, welcoming workshops and retreats that encourage and support healing and community building.  By using art as a tool for transformation, Warrior Writers helps to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians by creating a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, provides a peer-supported, safe, and creative community for artistic expression, and bears witness to the lived experiences and truths of warriors.  The creative works produced in Warrior Writer’s writing and art-making workshops are shared with the public in the form of books, performances, and exhibitions that provide opportunities for the broader public to better understand veterans’ experiences. As a civic extension of this event, Moore students will lead a month-long, citywide Art Supply Drive to collect art materials for use in Warrior Writer workshops.

Public Conversations
A series of informal conversations led by area artists, activists, students, scholars and cultural producers on themes relevant to the exhibition.

Living Design
February 5, 6pm
This conversation features a dialogue about the ever-changing relationship between design and everyday life, from politics to social organization.

Local Action
February 12, 6pm
What does it mean to work locally?  This conversation unpacks the concept of “the local” (and, by extension, “the global”) as it relates to socially engaged practices of various disciplines.

Manifestations of Resistance
February 19, 6pm
What is the role of culture in social struggles, war, and protest?  This conversation will explore how artistic methodologies can be used towards the production of social change, and how forms of activism, in turn, can become part of one’s personal cultural practice.

Film Screenings

La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)
February 2, 11am
Directed by Peter Watkins | 5 hr. 45 min. | French with English subtitles
Stewart Auditorium

Waste Land (2010)
March 12, 7pm
Directed by Lucy Walker | 99 min. | Portuguese and English with English subtitles
Stewart Auditorium

January 26, 2013 - March 16, 2013

1916 Race St
Philadelphia, PA
(across from Aviator Park on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway)


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