Join us on Thursday, September 12, 5–8 pm, for an artist talk withCaroline Woolard and the closing reception of her new exhibition at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, on view Saturday, August 3 through Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Exhibition Closing Reception: 5–7 pm
Artist Talk with Caroline Woolard: 7–8 pm
This event is part of our ongoing Conversations@Moore public program series, organized by Moore's Graduate Studies programs in Socially Engaged Art. The Galleries at Moore are located at 1916 Race Street, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Woolard is the first recipient of the Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship, a prestigious award launched earlier in 2019 that underscores Moore’s ongoing commitment to social engagement by offering opportunities to thoughtful artists who bring their vision for the future of cultural production to the Moore community and the larger artistic community of Philadelphia. The exhibition of Woolard's work features a curated archive of Woolard’s past work, introducing viewers to the artist's daily practice over the past decade, including her proposals, sketches, budgets and technical drawings. It also incorporates the use of ceiling tiles and a boardroom table for anyone to use. Woolard makes objects as well as collaborative, multi-year, public initiatives using both online networks and sculptural environments. Viewers will experience Woolard’s "politics of transparency" with open source web 2.0 technology as well as the administrative work required to produce immersive installations and artist-run institutions.
The exhibition and public program are free and open to the public, and ADA accessible.
Visit the Moore College of Art & Design website for more information on Moore's Graduate Studies Socially Engaged Art Programs.
More about the artist:
Caroline Woolard employs sculptures, installations and online networks to study the pleasures and pains of interdependence. Woolard has co-founded barter networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop (2008–15), the Study Center for Group Work (since 2016), BFAMFAPhD.com (since 2014), and the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (since 2016). Recent writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Art in America, and the New York Times. Woolard’s work has been featured twice in the PBS / Art21 documentary series New York CloseUp. Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hartford and a mentor in MFA Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts. Making and Being, her forthcoming book about interdisciplinary collaboration, co-authored with Susan Jahoda, will be published in fall 2019. Her work can be viewed at her website, carolinewoolard.com, and at her project website, studycollaboration.com.
Pictured above: Caroline Woolard, The Meeting Game, single-channel video loop, produced in collaboration with Alex Mallis and Meerkat Media film cooperative, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.