NAPOLEON Open Call! Solo Show – Summer 2018!

  Apply! Our 7th Annual Open Call! Win a solo exhibition in Summer 2018! Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use … Continue reading

NAPOLEON-Member, Tamsen Wojtanowski @ Fleisher Art Memorial, Wind Challenge Exhibition

FOMO my YOLO A Wind Challenge Exhibition By Tamsen Wojtanowski   FOMO my YOLO is a Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge exhibition and installation of experimental cyanotype prints by Tamsen Wojtanowski. Originating from a personal point of view, these prints are made to consider the chitter chatter of social media and the collision of the … Continue reading

Exhibition Essay for Ava Hassinger’s SISYPHUS

To download a PDF version of this essay please click HERE • • • NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.

Ava Hassinger: SISYPHUS

SISYPHUS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER AVA HASSINGER SISYPHUS recasts the ancient myth as the frustration of our modern day technological living by examining our preoccupation with the externals of screens, devices and the networks that enfold us much like an exoskeleton.  Does the virtual shell provide a useful means to connect us or … Continue reading

Signal Boost

 Signal Boost Juan C. Giraldo Zora J. Murff & Lorenzo Triburgo   Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi In partnership with Strange Fire Collective   In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to … Continue reading

Reading & Artist’s Talk for Marianne Dages’s Into The Valley

Into the Valley: Reading & Artist’s Talk with Marianne Dages and Anne Cross Please join us Saturday, February 24th, 4-6pm for a reading and artist’s talk of the Into the Valley exhibition at NAPOLEON. Exhibiting artist Marianne Dages will read and perform selected works related to the exhibition and be joined by Anne Cross, writer … Continue reading

Signal Boost

Signal Boost   Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi In partnership with Strange Fire Collective Artists: Juan Giraldo, Zora J. Murff, Lorenzo Triburgo In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to be both conducive … Continue reading

New Member Search

Join us! NAPOLEON is excited to announce an open call for new members. We are looking for artists, curators, and other creative practitioners ready to engage with the Philadelphia art community through our (small) space in the newly re-opened Rollins Building at 319 North 11th Street. NAPOLEON is a collective whose members share the responsibilities … Continue reading

The Mind Made Material: An essay on Marianne Dages’s Into the Valley by Anne Cross

The Mind Made Material An essay on Marianne Dages’s Into the Valley by Anne Cross The subject of Marianne Dages’s latest work is words and the spaces between them. With an artistic practice that manifests itself variously as image, text, sculpture, and sound, Dages engages language as both form and content, pressing upon and pulling apart … Continue reading

Marianne Dages: Into the Valley

Into the Valley A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER MARIANNE DAGES Eventually the sea will flow into the valley and roll over all… Into the Valley is an evolution of the artist’s book Objects of Unknown Use, published by Dages in Spring 2017. Written using cut-ups to transform selected texts, this book of the dead … Continue reading

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