February 11, 2021

The Conciliation Project

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  • English Español As a commissioned project for Commonwealth, The Conciliation Project (TCP) created a new performance titled COMMON/wealth & COMMON/debt. TCP is a non-profit social justice theatre company with a mission “to promote​ through active and challenging dramatic work open and honest dialogue about racism…
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    February 11, 2021

    The Common Wealth of Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom

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  • English Español Prologue Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines “commonwealth” as “a nation, state, or other political unit: as one founded on law and united by compact or tacit agreement of the people for the common good; one in which supreme authority is vested in the people.”…
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    February 11, 2021

    Carolina Caycedo

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  • English Español Installation image, Commonwealth at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. In image: Carolina Caycedo, Distressed Debt, 2020. Photo: David Hale. For Commonwealth, Carolina Caycedo created an installation of hanging fabric panels that synthesize historical documents from Virginia, Puerto Rico,…
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    December 8, 2020

    Nelson Rivera

    For Commonwealth, Nelson Rivera wrote a score for a performance that occurred periodically throughout the run of the exhibition at the ICA.
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    December 8, 2020

    “The pandemic is making it harder but it’s about living”: Mutual Aid in West Philadelphia’s Promise Zone

    On a brisk October morning Shante McLaughlin stood outside the former United Bank building at 37th and Lancaster in Philadelphia.
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    November 17, 2020

    Sharon Hayes

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  • English Español Excerpt from Ricerche: two (limited-time only) – Video Full Credits For Commonwealth, Sharon Hayes created a new work that extends her long interest in how intimate speech can also be political speech and in the interplay between one’s individual subjectivity and sense of…
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    November 16, 2020

    Common Stakes – Local Perspectives: Philadelphia Contemporary

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  • English Español A Philadelphia Contemporary Commonwealth Community Council meeting at The Bank. Photo: Philadelphia Contemporary Philadelphia Contemporary was founded in 2016 on the principle that partnerships across the city of Philadelphia and beyond it would strengthen and enrich its curatorial program. Since that time, we…
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