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Turn Here (The Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia)
Turn Here (The Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia)

5/17/2012 to 8/12/2012

When: Opening reception: Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 pm including discussion with the artists
Where: The Borowsky Gallery
Gerhman Y
401 South Broad Street
Philadephia, Pennsylvania  19147
United States
Miriam Seidel, Curator, The Gershman Y Galleries

The Longitudinal Installation
Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation: South Pole, 2007 / North Pole, 2008.


Featuring artists who use signage and other graphic approaches as a strategy for promoting eco-awareness. Includes work by Xavier Cortada, documenting his trips to the South and North Poles; Helen Lessick's work with sign painters of Kenya to create signs about soil depletion and health; Tim Gaudreau, Amie Potsic, and artists from the Green Patriot Posters project.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm including discussion with the artists.

The Borowsky and Open Lens Galleries are located at the Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street (at Pine Street) in Philadelphia. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. Gallery information: (215) 446-3001.


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FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


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Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii, New HampshireLatvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.



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