For Immediate Release
January 29, 2010
(Philadelphia, PA) Moore has received considerable press coverage from its involvement as one of five venues presenting The Graphic Unconscious, the core exhibition of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia's inaugural international festival celebrating the print in contemporary art.
Showcasing the work of more than 300 artists and uniting 88 Philadelphia art institutions, Philagrafika 2010 is set to be one of the largest arts events in the US. Philagrafika 2010 exhibitions are on view from January 29 through April 11, 2010.
The Graphic Unconscious is the core exhibition organized by the Philagrafika 2010 artistic director José Roca and the curatorial team, including Lorie Mertes, Director/Chief Curator of The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design.
The exhibition explores the ubiquitous presence of printed matter in our visual culture, exposing the print component in sculptural, environmental, performance, pictorial and video works, and highlighting their relevance to contemporary art and society. It includes works by 35 artists from 18 countries on display across five venues: Moore College of Art & Design; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Print Center and Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
The exhibition at Moore is free and open to the public and features five major site-specific installations by internationally-renowned artists: Gunilla Klingberg (Sweden), Virgil Marti (US), Paul Morrison (UK), Betsabeé Romero (Mexico) and Regina Silveira (Brazil).
The Galleries at Moore, which are free and open to the public, will host special opening weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday January 30 -31 from 10 am – 5 pm. Located at 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA regular Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays and all academic and legal holidays. For gallery information call 215.965.4027 or visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or www.moore.edu. For more information on Philagrafika 2010 and The Graphic Unconscious go to www.philagrafika2010.org.
To read an article in the New York Times visit: What is Printmaking Today? Philadelphia Dares to Ask.
To read an article in the Washington Post visit: The Impulsive Traveler: An Art Weekend in Philadelphia
To read a Philadelphia Daily News article and view photos of the installations at Moore visit:
It’s where to hang: Philagrafika 2010 showcases cutting-edge prints
To read a Philadelphia Inquirer article visit: A Profusion of Prints
To read a Phrequency.com article visit: Philagrafika in photos: let the printmaking begin
To read a City Paper article visit:
Philagrafika 2010: Our picks for this year’s fest
To read a Philadelphia Weekly article visit: Philagrafika 2010: Philly hosts an ambitious two-month print exhibit featuring 300 artists at 88 locations
To read a posting on The artblog visit: Philagrafika – 90 venues, holy smokes!
To read a Metro article visit: Celebrating the Finest of the Fine Print
To read a posting on Printeresting visit: Philagrafika 2010: Moore College of Art & Design
To read a Philadelphia Inquirer article visit: Art: Graphic Breadth and Depth
To read a posting on Artnet visit: Paper Chase
To read a City Paper article visit: Fine Print: Virgil Marti at Moore
To read a posting on the City Paper's Critical Mass blog visit: Fine Print: Paul Morrison at Moore College
To read a posting on The Curated Object visit: Philagrafika 2010
To read a review of Philagrafika on the Broad Street Review website: Philagrafika: Our International Print Festival
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.
January 29, 2010
Moore has received considerable press coverage from its involvement as one of five venues presenting The Graphic Unconscious, the core exhibition of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia's inaugural international festival celebrating the print in contemporary art.