Vox Populi is a non-profit gallery, performance space, and artist collective in Philadelphia that has been in operation for over thirty years. Artist-run and dedicated to supporting the challenging and experimental work of independent artists and community/event organizers, Vox Populi strives to offer provocative programming within a supportive, non-hierarchical environment. The Vox Populi Gallery podcast is an extension of this work, offering an outlet for collective members and invited guests (curators, artists, musicians, and more) to share thoughts, conversation, and additional artwork.
Coping through Humor
Humor as a creative strategy for issuing critique and speaking to specific community is discussed by co-jurors Brittany Webb and James Claiborne, along with host Imani Roach, in our final episode (😭) of the Make/Shift podcast series.
We hope you have enjoyed this mini-series and lookout for new series about Art at Vox Populi in the future!
Material vs. Structural
In the third installment of the conversation hosted by Imani Roach between co-jurors Brittany Webb and James Claiborne from Vox Populi’s juried show Make/Shift: It Wasn’t Supposed to be Like This we hear about how the artists use different materials to create new worlds that redefine history and structures.
Stick around to the very end to hear a possible alien abduction 👽.
Earnestness & Approachability
In part two of four– Host Imani Roach, guides a conversation between the co-jurors of Make/Shift: It Wasn't Supposed to Be Like This, Brittany Webb and James Claiborne, about the power of approachability and vulnerability. The three discuss how Art that represents the deceptively mundane is often a political and personal Trojan Horse.
Taking it Seriously
Tasked with reviewing over 300 artists' work in the midst of a pandemic– co-jurors Brittany Webb and James Claiborne talk about finding themselves within the art, making quiet pieces stand out and how they had no choice but to take the work seriously. Enjoy part one of a four part conversation hosted by Imani Roach about the coming together of Vox Populi's 2020 Juried Exhibition, Make/Shift: It Wasn't Supposed to be like This.