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Born in Algeria, Mohamed Bourouissa began his career by documenting his friends in Paris’s suburban banlieues and staging photographs that express the tension of marginalized populations. In this sense, his current exhibition at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Urban Riders, is a continuation of his previous work.
In this encyclopedic (and personal) list of coming fall and winter shows, you’ll find festivals and centenaries — chief among them Pacific Standard Time, the Getty’s huge initiative to blanket Southern California with shows about Latin American and Latino art, and the 100th anniversary of Rodin’s death, which will be honored with exhibits of work by the one-man French sculpture factory in multiple cities.
2017 marks the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death, and institutions around the world are commemorating this icon through a number of absolutely can’t-miss events and exhibitions. We have a list.
The Barnes Foundation has teamed up with Philadelphia's bicycle-sharing program to "peddle" the museum's fine artworks.
Throughout his career, Mohamed Bourouissa has critiqued the political, economic, and social marginalization of various communities. Born in Algeria and living in France, the multidisciplinary artist first gained acclaim through his photographs of residents of the Paris banlieues.
Soon you’ll be able to see famous artwork, maybe even a Van Gogh, zipping around Philadelphia on a bike.
A portion of the Barnes Foundation in Center City is now being used for a new public art and history project.
Shortly after I moved to Philadelphia many years ago, I was astonished while strolling in Fairmount Park to see a group of African American men in full cowboy garb galloping toward me on horseback. It was like something out of a movie I’d never seen.
An artist of Algerian descent who grew up in low-income housing outside Paris immersed himself for more than eight months in an urban riding club in Philadelphia, where black horsemen are trying to keep their traditions alive in a neighborhood struggling with poverty, drugs and violence.
The Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club is no stranger to media attention — mostly from photographers and filmmakers who are attracted to the juxtaposition of an urban black teenager galloping a horse through the streets of North Philadelphia.