Assembling a Monumental Speech/Orchestra: Reflections on the contemporary art events that shaped Fall 2017 in Philadelphia

Tuesday March 27th, 2018 - 6:30pm-8pm

Moore College of Art & Design Graham Auditorium

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With Presenters:

  • Paul Farber of University of Pennsylvania on Monument Lab

  • Damon Reaves of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Philadelphia Assembled

  • Meg Onli of the Institute of Contemporary Art on Speech/Acts

  • Rob Blackson of Temple Contemporary on Symphony for a Broken Orchestra


Building on the ongoing Conversations@Moore series that seeks to examine art’s relationship with society, this program will explore four projects that challenged and engaged viewers throughout Philadelphia in the fall of 2017: Monument Lab, Philadelphia Assembled, Speech/Acts, and Symphony for a Broken Orchestra. This conversation will begin with an overview of each project and will continue by exploring points of connection between the work, such as the concept of “the event” as a way to mark and record social history alongside the growing influence of the event production industry on cultural production today. The audience will be invited to engage the speakers in a dialogue about their projects during a question and answer session.


This event is co-sponsored by the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia. For more information about its work: click here to visit the website or to visit the Facebook page.