June 14, 2006 - Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) - 2006 Awards are Announced
June 14, 2006

2006 Awards are Announced

Tom Chimes, Portrait of Antonin Artaud, 1974
Oil on panel, 17 _ x 14 3/8 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2006 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Awards are Announced
A total of $746,550 is awarded for new exhibitions
Please note: Press Release, project descriptions, panel biographies and visual material are also on our web site at www.philexin.org, or call 267.350.4930

Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative
Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage
1608 Walnut Street, 18th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Paula Marincola, Director

Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative announces the outstanding projects and recipients of this years 2006 grants for the visual arts:
-Philadelphia Print Collaborative/Philagrafika ($90,000) for (Re)Print: three artists residencies and projects that will focus on printmaking as a key tool in contemporary global artistic practice. Guest curator Salah Hassan, African scholar, curator and critic, will work with artists Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rachid Koraichi, and Bernie Searle. -The Philadelphia Museum of Art ($200,000) for Tom Chimes, a comprehensive solo exhibition for a distinguished and beloved Philadelphia artist. The show will highlight an under-recognized local artist worthy of scholarly examination and public attention through paintings, constructions, works on paper, and a multi-media installation. -The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia & Peregrine Arts, Inc ($200,000) for Hidden City, site-specific, mixed-media, and performative installations and events in under represented heritage sites throughout the city, featuring artists Sanford Biggers, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Aleksandra Mir, and Steve Roden. -The Village of Arts and Humanities ($177,050) for Bearing Witness, the Villages 20th anniversary exhibition curated by artists Joyce Scott, Linda Goss and Homer Jackson, and bringing community members, local and national artists and students together to create public works that reflect and honor the spirit and traditions of North Philadelphia and its African-American community.
In 2006, PEI has also made the following planning grants for exhibition research and development.

-Asian Arts Initiative ($20,000) to support the planning phase for the 2008 exhibition Chinatown/InFlux: Future Landscape, building upon and developing the highly successful community public art model begun in 2005. -InLiquid.com, Inc & Basekamp ($19,500) to plan Plausible Artworlds, an international conference and exhibition with a significant web component devoted to collaborative and socially-engaged artists projects and open forms of curatorial practice. -Institute of Contemporary Art/University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, NYC, ($20,000) for the development of The Puppet Show, an exhibition bringing together contemporary artworks in many media that explore the imagery and symbolism of puppets. -The Print Center ($20,000) to develop an exhibition that would offer a concentrated insight into Australias large and vital contemporary printmaking scene, which is little-known in this country.

PEI grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are selected by a panel of visual arts professionals from around the country and abroad who have expertise in various aspects of the visual arts as well as a broad knowledge of the field. A distinguished nine-member panel reviewed this years applications and included:

-Ned Rifkin (panel chair), Under Secretary for Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.,
-Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
-Kim Kanatani, Director of Education, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
-Sara Kellner, Executive Director, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
-Constance Lewallen, Senior Curator, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA
-Marco Livingstone, art historian and independent curator, London, England
-R. Craig Miller, Curator, Department of Architecture, Design & Graphics, The Denver Art Museum, CO.
-Tumelo Mosaka, Assistant Curator, Brooklyn Museum, NY
-Robert Rainwater, independent curator, NYC

The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative is one of seven cultural initiatives at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage (PCAH), funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University of the Arts.

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