Adriana Rabinovitch, a senior fine arts major, is the latest Moore student to have her art review published in the artblog, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Philadelphia arts blog.
Rabinovitch reviewed Italian photographer Valerio Spada’s Gomorrah Girl, an exhibit on view at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) through November 24, 2012. The exhibit presents select images from Spada’s award-winning book of the same title. The photos reveal the challenges faced by young girls in a crime and drug ridden community of Naples, Italy, along with images of police documents from the accidental murder of a 14-year old named Annalisa Durante.
“There were quite a few interesting shows around Philadelphia but Spada’s caught my attention because of the social and political context. It was so moving, especially after learning the stories behind the work,” Rabinovitch said.
This project was part of Terri Saulin’s Critical Discourse class. Fallon and Rosof visited with students and spoke to them about how to observe and review art. Afterwards, the students attended Old City’s First Friday to write their own reviews to be judged by Fallon and Rosof. Rabinovitch’s was chosen as the winner and her review was published on October 24, 2012.
“It’s a marvelous feeling having my post up on the artblog! I’ve always enjoyed writing and this opportunity has encouraged me to keep it up,” Rabinovitch said. “It is a huge honor and a great addition to my resume and portfolio.”
This experience was coordinated by Culture in the Classroom, a program at Moore that helps link classroom experience with cultural opportunities and professionals in the arts in Philadelphia.
Read Rabinovitch's review in the artblog
-Written by Kristen Deleon