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LandLab is a unique artist residency program that operates on multiple platforms: artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. A joint project of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), LandLab offers resources and space on our 340-acre wooded property for visual artists to engage audiences in the processes of ecological stewardship through scientific investigation and artistic creation.
The Schuylkill Center is pleased to offer the LandLab residency to artists again in 2017 in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artist (CFEVA). Applications for this unique opportunity are open now through March 15, 2017. Apply here.
The LandLab residency invites professional artists to create projects which operate on the platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. Improving the health of our environment is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. In an effort to create innovative solutions, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) will work with a panel to select 3 artists or artist teams to work with members of the environmental community (ecologists, educators, restoration professionals) to create innovative, engaging works focusing on solutions to ecological challenges faces in the Philadelphia region.
The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature by using our forests and fields as a living laboratory. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists provides career development services for professional visual artists, helps artists reach their audiences, and promotes interest in and understanding of the visual arts among citizens of the Philadelphia region. Together and through this first residency of its kind in Philadelphia, we invite artists to engage audiences in the processes of scientific investigation, artistic creation, and ecological stewardship as they create an innovative, art-based installation that prevents or remediates environmental damage.
LandLab seeks artists engaged in environmental exploration and discovery, who work well collaboratively across disciplines, have a working understanding and awareness of the ecology of Eastern Pennsylvania region, and are committed to deepening public awareness of environmental issues.
Three paid residencies, taking place from Summer 2017 - Summer 2018, will grant selected artists resources and space on the Schuylkill Center’s 340-acre property to create public artworks that prevent or remediate environmental damage.
Each artist selected for a LandLab residency will:
In support of the LandLab application process, the Schuylkill Center and CFEVA will offer information sessions and site visits. While these sessions are optional, we recommend artists attend an information session before applying to LandLab.
All professional artists with some experience in ecological art or environmental practices who are able to work on-site at the Schuylkill Center during the period of summer 2016-summer 2017 are invited to apply before March 15, 2017.
For more information about LandLab, please contact the Schuylkill Center’s Director of Environmental Art, Christina Catanese, at Christina@schuylkillcenter.org or CFEVA’s Community Programming Coordinator, Julia Fox, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for LandLab is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
In the 2017-2018 application cycle, applicants to LandLab will be reviewed by the following panelists:
Jennifer McGregor is the Director of Arts & Senior Curator at Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River in the Bronx, presenting exhibitions in the galleries and on the grounds that engage the public in a dialogue with nature, culture and site. Exhibitions often explore different facets of the environment such as the recent retrospective On Nature: Jackie Brookner, and Remediate/Re-Vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment which surveyed important environmental projects throughout the United States. She also manages the Winter Workspace program for artists to be in residence at Wave Hill for 6-week sessions.
Patricia C. Phillips is the author of Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art (Prestel, 2016), Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working (Prestel, 2011), and It Is Difficult, a survey of the work of Alfredo Jaar (Actar, 1998). She currently is writing the lead essay for a forthcoming book on Ann Hamilton for the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. She has edited publications including SITE: Highrise of Homes (Rizzoli, 1982), City Speculations (Princeton Architectural Press, 1996), and she is editing the two volume Public Art: Critical and Primary Sources for Bloomsbury Press, London. Her individual and collaborative curatorial projects include The POP Project at P.S.1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources (now MoMA PS1) (1988); Making Sense: Five Installations on Sensation at the Katonah Museum of Art (1996); City Speculations at the Queens Museum (1995); Retail Value at Dorsky Curatorial Programs (2008), and she is co-curator of Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art at the Queens Museum. From 2002-07 she was Editor-in-Chief of Art Journal, a peer-reviewed quarterly on modern art published by the College Art Association. She is Chief Academic Officer/Academic Dean at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
Eileen Tognini is a Curator Collaborator Innovator whose mission is to conceive and create projects in collaboration with Philadelphia-based makers and doers, promoting Philadelphia as a destination for art and design. From curating large-scale art centered events, sculptures gardens to bespoke commercial and residential interior design projects, she brings her philosophy to life. Creating environments where humans feel comfortable, public spaces that make people feel at home and visual experiences that leave indelible impressions is the core of her work. Prior to starting her practice in 2001, Eileen worked for IBM in sales and marketing management. In addition to the Advisory Board of the Arts & Business Council, Eileen serves as Chair for Collab, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art supporting its Contemporary and Modern Design Collection; serves on the Art Advisory Boards Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA); Main Line Art Center and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Eileen is a past recipient of the Arts & Business Council's "Business Volunteer for the Arts" award for her work with the PAFA while at IBM.
Launched in Spring 2014, LandLab residents create art-based installations that prevent or remediate environmental damage while raising public awareness about our local ecology.
2014-2015 LandLab Artists
For more information about LandLab, please contact Director of Environmental Art Christina at Christina@schuylkillcenter.org
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) provides career development services for professional visual artists, helps artists reach their audiences, and promotes interest in and understanding of the visual arts among citizens of the Philadelphia region.
Support for LandLab 2014-2015 was provided by the Knight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and the William Penn Foundation. This project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
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