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Philadelphia Contemporary

June 2022 $200,000 / 24 months

Philadelphia Contemporary has launched a Lived Culture program with the goal of creating an entire series of programs devoted to the practice of lived culture – the artistry of living and thriving in the everyday. Funding will support two major boundary-pushing projects: Supine Horizons (2022), which focuses on rest, and More Than the Sum of Our Parts (2023), which focuses on food and culinary traditions. It is unique because it centers and institutionalizes everyday creative practices within a contemporary art museum setting, and challenges the traditional way of viewing these practices. PC believes that the Lived Culture curatorial program has the potential to help shift the contemporary art world at large. The hope is that this program will begin to change the discourse around contemporary art, particularly who it is for and who gets to determine what kinds of art get produced and presented.

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Philadelphia Contemporary, a Barra grantee