Posted on September 15, 2014
Students at the opening of do it at The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, 2014.
Samantha Melamed for The Inquirer wrote an in depth review about the recent opening of do it at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. In the article, Curator Kaytie Johnson speaks about the exhibition saying:
“It connects the local to the global. Most of the venues that have presented ‘do it’ have had local artists and individuals interpret the instructions, but the artists in the compendium are from all over the world. There’s a connection there; to me, that’s the most important thing.”
The article continues, giving detailed descriptions of enactments like ‘180-pound pile of Peanut Chews’ (Felix Gonzalez-Torres), a ‘formula for making a backpack out of tights’ (Marie-Ange Guillemot), and Philadelphia artist and choreographer Helen Hale’s performance of Shirtology (Jérôme Bel), and also connects the exhibition to an upcoming version that will be enacted by teachers and students at the nearby Episcopal Academy in early 2015.
To read the full article, please click here.