Philadelphia, Pa. – In October 2015, the citywide exhibition Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will bring large-scale temporary public artworks by 14 renowned international and local artists to Philadelphia. Curated by Pedro Alonzo and organized by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Open Source incorporates multiple sites, a central venue, a variety of tours, and months of programming. Alonzo discusses the concept behind the exhibition here.
The artists share Mural Arts’ commitment to social practice, working across media from sculpture to community muralism to street art. Jonathan Monk’s temporary “skateable” sculptures Steps and Pyramid—based upon Sol LeWitt pieces—were the first Open Source project to be installed in June.
You can learn more about Jonathan Monk’s installation and other projects and events here. Other Open Source artists include JR, Shepard Fairey, Sam Durant, and SWOON. Updates can be found on social media with #OpenSourcePHL.