Assembling a Monumental Speech/Orchestra:
Reﬂections on the contemporary art events that shaped Fall 2017 in Philadelphia
Paul Farber, University of Pennsylvania on Monument Lab
Damon Reaves, Philadelphia Museum of Art on Philadelphia Assembled
Meg Onli, Institute of Contemporary Art on Speech/Acts
Rob Blackson, Temple Contemporary on Symphony for a Broken Orchestra
This program will explore four projects that challenged and engaged viewers throughout Philadelphia in the fall of 2017: Monument Lab, Philadelphia Assembled, Speech/Acts, and Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.
This conversation will begin with an overview of each project and will continue by exploring points of connection between the work, such as the concept of “the event” as a way to mark and record social history alongside the growing inﬂuence of the event production industry on cultural production today.
The audience will be invited to engage the speakers in a dialogue about their projects during a question and answer session.