One of the most exciting things to happen to the Philly art scene is coming up this November: CITYWIDE. Over twenty artist collectives will participate in an exchange of exhibitions, ideas and practices. The multi-venue exhibit will be located in different neighborhoods throughout the city.
My own artist collective, Vox Populi, is trading spaces with Space 1026 for the month, where we've offered to recreate one of their seminal shows, Fort Thunder Attaks! The now legendary Fort Thunder was a warehouse and art collective based in Providence RI in the late 90s known for underground noise music, art and communal living, hosting countless shows, wrestling matches, halloween mazes and the like.
Our own recreation of the 1026 exhibit will include wrestling, costumes, forts, and lots of noise (and much more!) in homage to Fort Thunder and the collective spirit. Check out our inspirational tumblr for a taste, and definitely join us on Friday November 8 from 6-11 for the main (noisy, sweaty, costumed) event. The show will be on view from Nov 1-30.