Posted on September 18, 2014
Art Daily recently featured do it at The Galleries At Moore College of Art & Design, the first-ever presentation of the exhibition in Philadelphia, PA. Over 70 of the 250 published artist instructions are included in the Philadelphia iteration of do it, and have been enacted by local artists, performers, students, and the general public.
“For example, the Michelangelo Pistoletto instruction Sculpture for Strolling has been interpreted by students in Moores Summer Art & Design Institute and Young Artists Workshop programs. The giant newspaper ball they constructed was taken out for a stroll near the Swann Foundation in Logan Square on August 8, 2014. Similarly, an instruction by Fischli & Weiss was interpreted vis-à-vis the PECO Crown Lights on September 13 15, 2014 to promote the exhibition.”
Within the article, the Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator Kaytie Johnson is quoted:
Staging do it creates new opportunities for involvement by and with local communities. The generative and democratic nature of the project enables The Galleries to continue exploring ways to broaden access and participation in contemporary art, which is central to our mission. I think the public will enjoy the DIY sensibility of the show, especially since it demystifies the presence and importance of original artwork. Were thrilled to be the first venue in Philadelphia to invite the public to do it.
To read the full article, visit the Art Daily website, here.