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Commonplace book. The Rosenbach Museum, MS 239/18, Philadelphia. Maria Popova. Photo credit: Elizabeth Lippman. Ann Hamilton Photo credit: Michael Mercil.
Commonplace book. The Rosenbach Museum, MS 239/18, Philadelphia.
Maria Popova. Photo credit: Elizabeth Lippman.
Ann Hamilton Photo credit: Michael Mercil.

Public Conversation with Ann Hamilton and Maria Popova

December 1, 2016–from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Seventh Floor
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The innovative author, blogger, and critic Maria Popova joins artist Ann Hamilton in a public conversation at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Addressing the themes of Popova’s blog Brain Pickings and Hamilton’s exhibition habitus and its Tumblr project cloth · a commonplace, these two thinkers will respond to each other’s work and share with the audience a unique window into their associative processes.
About Ann Hamilton
For over thirty years, artist Ann Hamilton (American, born 1956 in Lima, OH) has created ephemeral environments and multisensory installations using sound, text, video, photography, cloth, motion, human gestures, books, and various materials to transform architectural spaces. Her projects include tropos, her first collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993), the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), and recent works at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan (2012), New York's Park Avenue Armory (2012-2013) and The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2014-15). Her honors include a Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (1993) and the National Medal of Arts (2014).
About Maria Popova
Maria Popova is a reader and a writer, and writes about what she reads on Brain Pickings, which is included in the Library of Congress archive of culturally valuable materials. She has also written for The New York TimesWired UK, and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Fellow. She is on Twitter as @brainpicker.
Major support for Ann Hamilton: habitus has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Coby Foundation, Ltd., the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shipley-Miller Foundation, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation which allowed the use of their warehouse for this project and provided invaluable support.
The Coby Foundation, Ltd.The Knight FoundationThe Philadelphia Cultural FundNational Endowment for the ArtsDelaware River Waterfront Corporation