Bodyworks is a festival of performances, workshops and collaborative projects that examine the body as both material and tool in contemporary performance. Incorporating practices of dance, theatre, costume and sound, this exhibition brings together a diverse group of Philadelphia artists who use their bodies to engage viewers with their craft and create new spaces for social action, dialogue and representation. Presented in conjunction with CraftNOW, the Levy Gallery will be transformed into a multi-use performance space that will host a robust calendar of performances and community events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free & open to the public and will take place in The Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia. For more information and to see a complete calendar, including a number of partner events, visit thegalleriesatmoore.org/bodyworks.
RECREATION: FIRST PERSON
This exhibition addresses the complexities of dealing with identity and intimacy within virtual and digital spaces. Exploring voyeurism and performance of self, Philadelphia artist Nick Lenker uses hand-built ceramic objects, digital video and sound to transform the gallery into a narrative environment that tells the story of a character whose world is rendered through three-dimensional, digital modeling software and whose existence is the sum of the objects he collects through his journeys. Artist Talk: Thursday October 12, 6:30pm.
ANDREA BALDECK & URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: VISIONARY WOMEN
The Galleries at Moore are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Andrea Baldeck and Ursula von Rydingsvard with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Presented in conjunction with CraftNow—a citywide exhibition examining the fluid boundaries that exist between, among and surrounding varying practices in art, design and craft—the exhibition features a selection of photographs of craftsmen and women taken by Baldeck throughout her international journeys and a series of recent handmade paper by von Rydingsvard.