The Art Book Club in Philadelphia!


You, Me, We, She

February 23 – March 31, 2012
Reception February 23 6-8 pm

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is excited to announce the exhibition You, Me, We, She featuring contemporary female artists working with or responding to community or collective identity in their practices. You, Me, We, She will be on view from February 23 to March 31 with a reception on February 23 from 6-8 pm.

The exhibition features nineteen artists and artist groups who work in a variety of media and with a range of methods. Select artists in You, Me, We, She take the public or groups of people as their subjects and investigate social and relational concerns; others create work that conceptually speaks to communal identity. Additional artists in the exhibition are engaged in a practice that is defined by a performative, process-based, or site-specific approach. While the level of finish or output varies between artists, all share a concern with the idea of exchange and exploration of quotidian experience – artworks act as social interstices and attempts to redefine community revolve around the complex forms of identification that exist between individuals and larger collective entities, identities that are in re-negotiation through encounters with others.

Artists in the exhibition:

Becca Albee & Kathleen Hanna, Art Book Club, Anna Banana, Johanna Billling, Tammy Rae Carland, Stephanie Diamond, DISBAND, Annika Eriksson, Kara Hearn, Donna Henes, Corita Kent, Fawn Krieger, Justine Kurland, Jennifer Levonian, Shani Peters, Mika Rottenberg, Julia Sherman, Francine Spiegel, Martha Wilson

Events in conjunction with the exhibition:

DISBAND performs at AUX Performance Space
Wednesday March 14 at 9 pm

DISBAND was active in the downtown art scene in Manhattan from 1978 to 1982. Members Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Diane Torr and Martha Wilson reunited in 2008, and continue to blur the line between performance and live music with their feminist acappella songs.

AUX Performance Space, 319 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Community of Community at Fleisher/Ollman
Friday March 16 – Saturday March 17 during gallery hours

Stephanie Diamond gathers with collaborating artists for Community of Community, a retreat wherein participants and visitors interact, share and support each other in a variety of ad hoc activities.

The Art Book Club at Fleisher/Ollman
Saturday March 31 at 3 pm

The Art Book Club-a group of artists based in New York City that meets regularly to discuss an assigned reading-invites the public to take part in a conversation about Katy Siegel’s book, Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art.

2 Responses to “The Art Book Club in Philadelphia!”

  1. 1 Wil

    Is there an art book club in Philadelphia? I would be interested in informaton.

    • I think there may be one affiliated with Grizzly Grizzly. If you need any tips about starting your own, let us know!!;)))

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