Through our website, newsletter, and alumni quarterly, The Sachs Program highlights events, performances, exhibitions, and other forms of public engagement on and off campus. Most of what we list is neither produced nor directly supported by The Sachs Program. Our intent is to point you to the great things happening at Penn and driven by Penn faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Penn is a destination for the arts. Happenings are what we think you should be experiencing now.
Monday 21 OctoberSetting and Measuring Goals Artist Workshop
In this final installment of a three-part series, Vision Driven Artists has teamed up with the Rotunda to offer resources for self-producing artist/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators interested in identifying goals in artistic endeavors and projects. This event is FREE and no-sign up necessary.
Monday 21 OctoberThe Wolf Humanities Center’s Forum on Kinship, Will Screen The Documentary Kiki By Director Sara Jordenö, 2016
Follow several LGBT people of color between the ages of 13 and 24 and the issues they face while participating in today’s African American ball culture. Sara Jordenö is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and educator, whose work resides in the intersection of site-specific and participatory art, ethnography and documentary cinema. Jordenö’s longitudinal projects often engage with groups and communities facing different types of marginalization. Part of an international network of filmmakers, academics and community-organizers working and thinking around hidden populations, Jordenö’s work is disseminated in contemporary art, film and the social sciences.
Tuesday 22 October“Designs for Different Futures” Features Designers Who Imagine the Progress to Come in Technology
Designs for Different Futures records the concrete ideas and abstract dreams of designers, artists, academics, and scientists exploring how design might reframe our futures, socially, ethically, and aesthetically. Encompassing nearly one hundred contemporary examples—from wearable objects to urban infrastructure—this handbook interrogates attitudes toward technology, consumption, beauty, and social and environmental challenges. The projects examined include a typeface unreadable by text-scanning software, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a dress incorporating the sound-wave patterns of birds in flight, a shelter for cricket farming, and a speculative prosthetics catalogue for the “post-human.” This exhibition was partly curated by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Orkan Telhan.
Wednesday 23 OctoberCommon Press: Papermaking by Hand
Get a taste of making paper by hand using traditional European methods. Create plain sheets for artmaking, printing and book making, or introduce imagery to the paper from pre-made stencils. Registration is required. Open to UPenn students, faculty, and staff.
Wednesday 23 OctoberLiliana Porter Lecture
The Arthur Ross Gallery is proud to announce that artist Liliana Porter will present the fourth annual Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
Wednesday 23 OctoberJacolby Satterwhite Artist Lecture
Co-Sponsored by The Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, and The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Fabric Workshop and Museum's artist-in-residence Jacolby Satterwhite will be hosting a lecture regarding his work and his first solo show, Room for Living. Jacolby Satterwhite was born in 1986 in Columbia, South Carolina; he lives and works in New York. Bringing together such practices as vogueing, 3D animation, and drawing, Satterwhite’s dreamlike videos explore his own body and queerness while also incorporating his mother’s identity, her schizophrenia, and the thousands of illustrations she made throughout his childhood.