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Fabric Workshop and Museum: Suzanne Bocanegra

Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls

October 5, 2018–February 17, 2019

As you all know, if you have followed me for a while. Philadelphia is my 2nd home. I love Philly! While I am there I try my best to visit the Fabric Workshop and Museum. I always pull inspiration from this hidden gem in the city. The Fabric Workshop and Museum is located downtown right across the street from Reading Terminal. BUT! If you walk too fast, you might miss it. It is FREE to explore "FWM" but please make sure to leave a DONATION or shop the unique GIFT SHOP!

My last visit, I had the honor to be in the presence of Suzanne Bocanegra's work. I was totally intrigued by the layout of the gallery. "FWM" never fails to amaze me. The captivating short film displayed via projection screens was the highlight of the gallery. Each projection screen gave a platform to women from all ages and race. It was simply extraordinary.

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If you ever visit Philly, please take out the time to visit Fabric Workshop and Museum! You will not be disappointed.

Info via Fabric Workshop and Museum

In Poorly Watched Girls, visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra explores the ways that our popular entertainments theatricalize women in trouble—spiritual trouble, emotional trouble, and romantic trouble. Inspired by an opera, a film, and a ballet, Bocanegra, whose work involves large-scale installation and performance, draws on the breadth of her practice to create a multidisciplinary contemporary art experience. Blending elements from performing and visual arts—textile, collage, performance, staging, video, and original music—she blurs the boundary between the black box of the theater and the white box of the museum. The exhibition, Bocanegra’s largest to date, is the culmination of her collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

About the Artist

Suzanne Bocanegra is an artist living and working in New York City. A recipient of the Rome Prize, she has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her recent work involves large-scale performance and installation, frequently translating two-dimensional information, images and ideas from the past into three-dimensional scenarios for staging, movement, ballet, and music. Bocanegra’s work has been presented in the United States and abroad, in such venues as Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; the Serpentine Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Hayward Gallery in London. Her theatrical, video and film work has been presented at the Bang on Can Festival, the New Haven Festival of Art and Ideas, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and as part of the Wordless Music series in New York.

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