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Exception

Our projects resist classification and make alternatives possible. They are conceived as thought-experiments that perform the impossible.

Learn more about how our programs engage and perform the value of exception.


Examples

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Begins Apr 01, 2004

A conversation about Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the resistance he encountered in Philadelphia to his educational and aesthetic method

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Begins Sep 30, 2005

A performance of "algorithmic choreography," involving computer-controlled movements of the human face

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Begins Jun 02, 2006

An evening of experimental music for voice, sensorglove, and live electronics with Franziska Baumann and Matthew Ostrowski

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Begins Oct 06, 2006

A conversation with Tim Dean about alternative approaches to kinship that oppose normative heterosexual relationships

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Begins Oct 22, 2007

An exhibition documenting Werner Herzog 'documenting,' along with a series of conversations about the filmmaker's life and work

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Begins Nov 18, 2010

Featuring drawings and paintings by Sigmund Freud's famous patient Sergius Pankejeff

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Begins Oct 18, 2002

Slought's inaugural exhibition playfully revisits an avant-garde classic about a missing work of art

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Begins Feb 19, 2005

A retrospective exhibition featuring documentary videos of the artist's provocative performances

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Begins Nov 04, 2005

An exhibition exploring the relationship between aesthetic strategies and the historical, political, and cultural contexts of the region

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Begins Mar 30, 2007

Exploring overlooked urban zones, state borders and extra-territorial sites throughout the world, contributors probe contemporary perspectives on power and its evasions

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Begins Dec 07, 2007

An eclectic & entertaining series of presentations about that most philosophical of vices

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Begins Dec 12, 2007

An exhibition exploring manifestations and transformations of the human and the body

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Begins Mar 07, 2002

Recordings by Fred Wah of readings, lectures and discussions by notable New American poets

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Begins Nov 20, 2004

Francis Davis conducts a recorded interview with Sun Ra in Germantown, Philadelphia in 1990

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Begins Mar 06, 2011

A research initiative and archive about the lives and experiences of 1001 Chinese participants who traveled to Kassel, Germany for Ai Weiwei's project "Fairytale" (2007)

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Begins Apr 02, 2012

A series of conversations about citizenship and other forms of belonging and kinship

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Begins Jan 26, 2013

An artist project revisiting Roland Barthes' seminal lectures on coexistence

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