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2023 Walk Around Philadelphia – Exhibit @ Cherry Street Pier

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

Details

Categories: Film, Visual Art, Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: September 1, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Run Time: 420 mins

Venue: Cherry Street Pier

Overview

ART FROM THE CITY’S EDGE: This exhibit features images from the city’s perimeter created by artists who’ve set out to explore the city’s border on foot.

THE PERIMETER WALK: Since 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has evolved into a citywide public program that has facilitated the exploration of the city’s furthest (and wildest) margins for hundreds of Philadelphians. Walk Around Philadelphia creates cultural events that bring people together in shared experiences that connect them to their own bodies, their neighbors, and the landscape of Philadelphia. Through facilitated walks, exhibitions and narrative storytelling, the project uses the structure of exploring the city’s perimeter to engage with themes of borders and boundaries, privilege and access, social and environmental justice, infrastructure and ecosystems, commerce and incarceration, indigenous history and colonization and more. The walk currently happens twice a year in February and September, along with offering retreat opportunities and other programming.

JOIN THE NEXT WALK: The next walk will take place over four weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) from Aug 25th – Sept 17th. You can join any single segment that fits your schedule! Walk segments take anywhere from 3 to 7 hours. You can stop anytime.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Happy Hour Gallery Hours with JJ @ Cherry St Pier Thursdays August 24th & Aug 31st, September 7th, 14th & 21st. Friday September 1st – Post Walk drinks & snacks + First Friday Gallery Hours

About the Artist

Walk Around Philadelphia creates cultural events that bring people together in shared experiences that connect them to their own bodies, their neighbors, and the landscape of Philadelphia.


Through facilitated walks, exhibitions and narrative storytelling, the project uses the structure of exploring the city’s perimeter to engage with themes of borders and boundaries, privilege and access, social and environmental justice, infrastructure and ecosystems, commerce and incarceration, indigenous history and colonization & more.


Facilitated by artist JJ Tiziou, Walk Around Philadelphia is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.


Tiziou is an artist, block captain, and Licensed Massage Therapist. He has walked the full perimeter of Philadelphia 11 times. His “How Philly Moves” mural at PHL International Airport was named “one of the nations’ best public art projects” by Americans for the Arts. It’s the largest piece of public art in the city, happens to be right on the city’s border, and features photographs created as part of the 2008 Fringe Festival.


In an earlier life, Tiziou was the main photodocumenter of the Festival from 2003 to 2007, and he'd love to walk with you.


 

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