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Alternative Currencies: Satellite Exhibitions

October 2015 /// Various exhibitions spaces throughout Philadelphia

During the month of October artist run spaces throughout Philadelphia will host independent artist organizations from around the country in a series of collaborative exhibitions.

Exhibition collaborations:

INCA (Detroit / Seattle) at Grizzly Grizzly

The Suburban (Milwaukee) at Mount Airy Contemporary

PLUG PROJECTS (Kansas City) at Rebekah Templeton

Threewalls (Chicago)  at Vox Populi

Possible Press (Atlanta)  at Vox Populi

The Luminary (St. Louis) at Vox Populi

KCHUNG Radio (Los Angeles) at Vox Populi

galería perdida (Mexico/Brooklyn) at Traction Company module

 

 
     
  INCA (Detroit / Seattle) at Grizzly Grizzly

“Object Oriented Apology”
with Falke Pisano (Berlin), Henrik Plenge Jacobsen (Copenhagen), Sondra Perry (Harlem), Babak Golkar (Vancouver) and Whitman Young (LA).
Curated by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas (INCA).

October 2 - 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-10PM
Grizzly Grizzly, 319 N 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA


INCA  
     
 

The Suburban (Milwaukee) at Mount Airy Contemporary

"The Suburban Milwaukee: Sixteen Years"
Mount Airy Contemporary is pleased to host The Suburban in conjunction with Alternative Currencies, a Philadelphia-based project that gathers independent contemporary arts groups from around the country to share their innovative modes of working. Organized by Rose DiSalvo, Michelle Grabner and Alexander Herzog, this exhibition brings together artists associated with The Suburban’s first decade and a half in the Chicago suburbs. The Suburban begins a new chapter this fall, having migrated to Milwaukee.

October 3-31, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3, 6-9 PM
Mount Airy Contemporary, 25 West Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia PA

Suburban  
     
 

Threewalls (Chicago)  at Vox Populi

A Very Long Engagement: Threewalls Works with Claire Pentecost & Cauleen Smith

A Very Long Engagement highlights two Chicago-based artists (Claire Pentecost & Cauleen Smith, both members of the Community Cabinet) with whom Threewalls has had lasting and meaningful relationships. Included will be artwork and publications produced by Pentecost and Smith for the occasion of their Threewalls SOLO exhibitions and/or residencies, as well as limited-edition artwork commissioned from both artists as part of the Community Supported Art - Chicago program.

October 2 - 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-10PM
Vox Populi, 319 N 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia PA

ThreeWalls  
     
 

Possible Press (Atlanta)  at Vox Populi

Possible Press Reading Room with Floating Library & Murmur

Possible Press presents a reading room of artist-made printed matter, with focused selections by the Floating Library (Minneapolis) and Murmur (Atlanta).
Possible Press will release their newest issue, a Possible Press | Edition with artists Natalie Beall & Catherine Czacki, with copies available for all. Possible Press will present a selection of back issues as well. Hang out in the reading room to learn about these three publishing and distribution models and browse the types of printed matter they support.

October 2 - 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-10PM
Vox Populi, 319 N 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia PA

PossiblePress  
     
 

The Luminary (St. Louis) at Vox Populi

We, Object (a quarrel in ragtime)

What is an institution as an exhibition: a survey of objects, props and acts? As an institution that proposes art’s social relevance to the pressing issues of our time, when time comes to us, we wonder - what is an art of its time? What is a voice of the people? Which people and where? The institution must become a time, or contain a quarrel within time, a staccato rhythm in history with legacies and futures we don’t yet understand. 

Featuring texts, objects, and artists considering the multiple intersections of the institution within current social movements, we aim to embed a space of both hospitality and protest within the gallery in order to reflect, act, mourn and advance. 
We, Object (a quarrel in ragtime) is curated by US English as or for The Luminary.

October 2 - 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-10PM
Vox Populi, 319 N 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia PA

Luminary  
     
 

KCHUNG Radio (Los Angeles) at Vox Populi

KCHUNG 2011- Present: Cooperative Models in Community Based Radio

By creating a virtual bridge our intention is to create localized access to KCHUNG resources, content, and knowledge base, as well as to explore the expansive and diverse possibilities for what community-based radio can be. The gallery space will act as a virtual outpost and information center, in which visitors can listen and watch live and archived programming, gain technical knowledge, view archival ephemera from KCHUNG's collection, and visit the station's Los Angeles studios directly via a live two-way video feed.

October 2 - 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-10PM
Vox Populi, 319 N 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia PA

KCHUNG  
 

* As part of the exhibition KCHUNG will also host a special day-long broadcast from its Los Angeles studio of programming created in Philadelphia. For this audio broadcast, we are actively soliciting submissions of all kinds. If you are interested please send us an MP3 (audio file) of your show of any length up to 30 minutes. This call for submissions is open to all Philadelphia area residents. The nature of the content is entirely open and will be aired on a first come first serve basis until all the time slots are filled. If you would like to submit content or would like more information please contact us at events@kchungradio.org

 
     
 

PLUG PROJECTS (Kansas City) at Rebekah Templeton

"Show Me The Love"
Garry Noland, Chris Daharsh, Miles Neidinger, and Madeline Gallucci


PLUG PROJECTS is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.

October 3 - 24, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 10, 6-9PM
Rebekah Templeton, 173 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA

PlugProjects  
     
 

galería perdida (Mexico/Brooklyn) at Traction Company module

2 of 24 hours of drone

Combining found musical and field recordings with original material, galería perdida present an excerpted mix of a sound environment, 2 of 24 hours of drone. Intended to run over the course of a full day, it suggests a reconstitution of time, provoking slowness as an active agent in this endeavor.

Friday, October 2, 2015: 6-8PM
Broadcast on 95.1FM via Traction Company module
located at The Galleries at Moore, 1916 Race St, Philadelphia

galeriaperdida  
       
 

Alternative Currencies is organized by Grizzly Grizzly Gallery in partnership with The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, and coincides with the exhibition Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000, on view at The Galleries September 19 – December 12, 2015. Participating Philadelphia spaces include Vox Populi, Rebekah Templeton, Traction Company and Mount Airy Contemporary.

 
 

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Major support for Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000 has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
 
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