Open Source, week four. We are winging our way through October, but there’s no way we’re winding down. This week, we have a full lineup of lectures, plays, dedications, tours, and pours. Check below for your weekly guide, and join us around the city as we explore the art and ideas that are fueling Open Source.
Start your evening with muraLAB Live. Join us at FringeArts for talks, presentations, and conversations with artists and cultural thinkers, all around the theme of open source. Tonight’s lineup includes Open Source artist Michelle Angela Ortiz, artist and activist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Philly's Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski, dancer and choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace, Ricardo Rivera of Klip Collective, Philly Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock, Mural Arts' Jane Golden, and Paul Farber of Monument Lab.
On Wednesday, find Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez of Amber Art and Design at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts performing La Frontera. Inspired by dialogues with community members, Johnston and Martinez will present a program about building cultural bridges through art and art-making.
On Thursday, make your way north to see Shinique Smith’s outdoor “mural amphitheater.” Join in for One City, Many Voices, and applaud the young people of Philadelphia as they share their creative works with the community.
There’s so much to see during Open Source, and one of the best ways to take it all in is with an Open Source tour. This weekend, you can catch three different tours, Friday’s Open Source North Trolley Tour, Saturday’s Open Source South Trolley Tour, and Sunday’s special, full Open Source tour. There are only a few tickets left for each, so reserve your spot soon!
You’ve seen the art. You’ve attended the parties, and you’ve heard the lectures. Now, it’s your turn to add your voice. On Friday night, come to the Hub Space for The Curator Listens, and ask Open Source curator Pedro Alonzo all of your questions about this month long exhibition.
After taking in Saturday morning’s Open House Pour with the Dufala Brothers, join Open Source artists for Use This Art, held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The artists will discuss interactive art, and how each of their wildly different works for Open Source invite a direct, physical interaction from the viewer.
Finish your weekend with Open Source by attending The Art of Conflict on Sunday afternoon. Teddy Cruz, an architect, urbanist, and professor known for his ongoing work around the “geography of conflict,” will present a guest lecture at this special event. Cruz’s talk is followed by short talks from two Open Source artists whose projects deal with issues of socioeconomic conflict in urban areas: Jennie Shanker and Michelle Angela Ortiz. Sabrina Vourvoulias, Managing Editor of AL DÍA News Media, will moderate a follow-up conversation between all three speakers.
And don’t forget, when you join us this week, tag your posts with #OpenSourcePHL!