Conociéndote Program for May/June

Here is our online map to where the Conociéndote events will take place.

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Brocados ExhibitionMay 9th Reception – Brocados New York-based artists Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme’s site-specific installation in Taller’s adjacent garden pays homage to the history of the area’s textile industry and it’s connection to Latina women and their struggles. (2721 N. 5th St.)

For the Reception on May 9th, a trolley will transport the public between sites on 30-minute loops from 6-8 p.m., beginning at Raíces & ending at Taller. The final trolley begins at 8 p.m. & ends at Taller’s Education Building (2557 N. 5th St.) for the performance at 8:30 p.m.

The event starts at 6 p.m.:

  • Congreso:Presenting works from Taller’s private art collection, primarily including prints and photographs by exhibited artists.
  • Raíces: Led by muralist César Viveros, this mural project prompts residents to engage each other to discuss topics of local and personal concern, while expressing themselves through art-making.
  • A Seed on Diamond: Can a work of abstract art show intimate details of one’s past? Abstraction is a group show featuring the work of visual artists Hayes Mcleod, Sandra Gonzalez and Stephen Haigh.
  • Taller’s Lorenzo Homar Gallery presents Iconography of Meaning, three artists who use contemporary imagery to convey ideas and perceptions of cultural identity, politics and the immigrant experience

The May 9th opening events concludes at 8:30 p.m. in Taller’s Robert Hernandez Theater with a performance by  Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble CRISOL and members of Al Bustan Takht Ensemble (Hanna Khoury and Hafes Kotain).  Latin and Arab music come together. A special poetry reading by Motivos youth opens the concert.

Conociéndote is Taller’s 2013 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Arts Challenge project, a series of art exhibitions starting May 9th, July 11th, and September 21st. The events connect the work of partner organizations in North Philadelphia around commissioned, month-long, socially conscious outdoor art installations.

Learn more about the Conociéndote Summer long program here or download the program here.

Brought to you by: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation With additional support by: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Impacto, Motivos, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Philadelphia Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, and PECO.Participating Organizations: Taller Puertorriqueño, A Seed on Diamond Gallery, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, and Congreso de Latinos Unios