Opening Celebration: Risa Puno: Group Hug

February 29, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A photograph of the artist Risa Puno, a young woman with black hair, a warm colored blouse and grey jeans, sitting in a brown geometric pod. She is holding a pink and orange multi-sided structure in her hands. Her seat is made of green felted leaves. The walls and floors are all made of the same pink bamboo.
Risa Puno, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Group Hug, 2024. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Be among the first to experience Risa Puno: Group Hug, an interactive installation that explores the complex social relationships inherent in receiving and providing care.

Taking its name from the answer to a New York Times crossword clue— “Many-person act of support or affection”—Group Hug uses the language of games to weave together themes of caregiving, cultural identity, and familial dynamics. The result of a two-year residency and created in collaboration with the FWM Studio, the exhibition invites the public to engage in gameplay with unexpected incentives and outcomes.

Light refreshments will be served.

Event Information

February 29, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE | Advance reservations encouraged



Group Hug is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from 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. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.