Daniel Arsham: Performative Architecture

The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Date Awarded
04/02/12
Amount
$80,000
Grant Period
04/02/12 to 04/01/13
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Community
Philadelphia
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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Grantee Contact

  • Philadelphia, PA

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portrait of daniel arsham with ‘corner knot’, 2008 (EPS, plaster, paint, joint compound) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin
portrait of daniel arsham with ‘corner knot’, 2008 (EPS, plaster, paint, joint compound) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin

To create a new sculpture series by artist Daniel Arsham at the museum that will debut along with a live performance and explore the boundaries between the galleries and theater

Summary: The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) will commission artist Daniel Arsham to create a sculptural intervention within the museum’s architecture that will explore the boundaries between museums and theaters. Arsham’s exhibition will become a stage for interactive, performative sculptures as well as a live performance choreographed by Jonah Bokaer. Arsham’s prior works for stage design, including those for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, are typically limited in scale and material to move easily between theaters. During his Philadelphia residency, Arsham will develop a more complex, interactive space and explore new materials and media.

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Project Team

Amy Cretaro

Director of Development

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