Vox Populi presents "Teaching At The End of Times," an exhibition at Atelier Gallery. This show combines an array of artist-led experiments in modular and mobile pedagogy, alongside a programming series. This exhibition will showcase Vox Populi’s new mobile teaching classroom, an object and tool that has emerged from a year-long collaborative effort co-curated by Stephanie Bursese and Emmanuela Soria Ruiz. The process began with a series of neighborhood-specific focus groups, populated by Vox Populi's community partners, including numerous artists, builders and leaders from over 15 separate Philadelphia organizations, and facilitated by Tiny WPA. These sessions fueled the creation of a mobile teaching unit, which will embark on two months of experimental outdoor programming, engaging the public through workshops on a wide array of topics such as subversive aerobics, sick positionality, harm reduction, and anti-colonial memory, among others. 

Alongside the Teaching At The End of Times project, this exhibit includes Tiny Farm Wagon, a Philadelphia-based nomadic cart that promotes the threads of wellness that run through Black life; “We the News”, a mobile newsstand that features neighborhood news by artist Lizania Cruz; Artists and organizers Bilphena Yahwon and Kimi Hanauer, both members of the Baltimore-based "Press, Press" and founders of Archive Liberia and the Center for Liberatory Practice & Poetry respectively, will show a new collaborative installation; and teaching props and sculptural objects by artists Marcela Torres and Alx Velozo will also be featured in the exhibition. 

Saturday  October 7th 6:00-9:00pm


Kimi Hanauer is an artist, media-based organizer, and facilitator based on Tongva-Gabrielino Land (Los Angeles). Kimi founded Press Press in 2014 while working as an educator with Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project. In their practice, Kimi co-develops pragmatic-poetic initiatives that aim to build collective autonomy and decentralize institutional resources. Currently, Kimi is stewarding a slow process of emergence for the Center for Liberatory Practice & Poetry. Kimi is a queer diasporan of Sephardic-Ashkenazi descent; born in Tel-Aviv with historic roots in Jerusalem; Germany; Spain; among other lands. 

Bilphena Decontee Yahwon is a Baltimore-based cultural organizer, interdisciplinary artist, and transformative justice practitioner, born in Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia. Her work is concerned with the uses of individual and collective memory: how we inherit it, how we preserve it and how we pass it down. Yahwon is the steward of The Womanist Reader, a free online library, a collective member of interdisciplinary publishing initiative Press Press, and a founding member of New Generation Scholars Intergenerational Institute (NGSII), an African centered global education platform.

Lizania Cruz is a Dominican artist and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being and belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience participation, her work highlights a pluralistic narrative on migration.

Tiny Farm Wagon.is a mobile art classroom /greenhouse /gallery inspired by the work of George Washington Carver and dedicated to building new knowledge around community vibrancy through public art projects. Our projects identify, preserve, and promote the threads of wellness that run through Black life. We build gardens, lead workshops, curate stellar art events, Visual Art, Performance, Sound, Installation, and more. 

Alx Velozo is a trans and disabled sculptor, educator, and performance artist raised in North Florida: occupied Timucua land, currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland: occupied Pascataway land. Their installations and performances combine cultural imaginations of illness, touch, kink, the medical industrial complex, and kinesthetic learning models. 

Marcela Torres is an artist, organizer, and educator that uses strength-building exercises and community rituals, to propose forms of reparations. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah and residing nomadically. Their physical research builds on methods of transcendental rituals, racial struggles within the United States and contemporary Latinx diaspora. 


Atelier Gallery, North 31st Street Suite 2, Philadelphia, PA


Atelier Gallery is wheelchair accesible.  Accessible bathrooms on location. Water and snacks will be provided. ASL interpretation, on-site childcare, and Spanish translation upon request ( you can specify your requests in the Eventbrite). 


Against an orange backdrop, a black and orange circle captures attention. This circular object, with its stark color contrast, draws focus and adds an element of intrigue. It could represent a focal point or a cartoon hole. Surrounding the hole, typed on a circle around the cartoon black hole are letters that read ‘teaching at the end of times’


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