PhilaMOCA is located on North 12th Street in a former mausoleum and tombstone showroom. (Courtesy of PhilaMOCA)

PhilaMOCA to reopen in building owned by Diplo – WHYY

The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art will celebrate its 10th anniversary by reopening its doors to the public after a long city-imposed hiatus.

The beloved arts venue known as PhilaMOCA won a special exception from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday morning, and the indie institution’s manager expects to be fully operational again by April.

PhilaMOCA’s troubles began in September when representatives from the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections showed up in the middle of a concert.

Read more: PhilaMOCA to reopen in building owned by Diplo – WHYY


Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA


Zoning acquired! Big thanks to everyone who wrote letters and showed up to today’s hearing in-person. We’re in the home stretch now, just have to survive the next couple of months and finish up the additions and repairs. I’m uncomfortable asking for additional funds, but we’re not going to be able to open back up without further monetary support. PhilaMOCA currently needs to pay an architect ($300), an electrical engineer ($1300), and an electrician (est. $1500). This is just to have that required shunt switch installed, which has been an ordeal due to the city not having any plans for the building on file, thus we had to start from scratch. Beyond that we’re in need of an additional emergency exit door plus hardware, stage edging, a new snake, and money to cover upcoming inspection fees as well as at least two months’ worth of rent and utilities. Anything beyond that will go towards paint and wall repair. All I can say is thanks for all of your support thus far and I’m doing all I can to resurrect PhilaMOCA.

Source: Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA

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Neighborhood News – Callowhill Neighborhood Association

Dear Members, Neighbors and Friends
Happy New Year !
Upcoming events in the neighborhood  – info and flyers below !
From The Delaware River Port Authority:
PATCO Franklin Square Re-Opening Community Planning Meeting
Monday, January 13, 2020, ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – 190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor.
From State Representative Mary Isaacson:
Campaign Kick-Off !– January 23, 6-8pm 990 Spring Garden St
From Friends of the Rail Park
Lunar New Year Celebration- on the Rail Park- Saturday February 8, noon-3PM
Philly-Style Hong Kong Flower Market, Food Trucks, Coffee, Triple Bottom Brews, Philadelphia Suns and more!
The Callowhill Neighborhood Association is a proud sponsor of this event !
Callowhill Neighborhood Association

Update : Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA

CALL FOR SUPPORT: Our zoning hearing is coming up on Wednesday, January 15, 9:30 AM at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor and we need your support! Anyone is welcome to testify in-person though our lawyer warns that they may not actually see us until later that morning. A helpful alternative is to write a letter of support for PhilaMOCA, here are some suggestions for content: explaining that PhilaMOCA is an asset to the city/community, explaining that PhilaMOCA is not harmful towards the community/youth, mentioning the uniqueness of the building and how it would otherwise be destroyed and replaced with condos, your personal experiences and feelings towards the space, you get the idea. Letters can be e-mailed to PhilaMOCA [GoFundMe is blocking the actual e-mail address, but it’s easy to find on our website] and we’ll hopefully be bringing a big stack of them to the hearing. The supportive words of performers, patrons, and professionals will all be helpful and we thank you for your time! This hearing and the raising of some additional funds are the only major obstacles in the path towards our reopening and we’re very hopeful that we’ll be back by March or April.

Source: Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA

“David Lynch: The Unified Field,” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2014–15) listed among The Top Thirty Cultural Moments of the Twenty-Tens | The New Yorker

David Lynch examines his own art on the wall
Photograph by Matt Rourke / AP / Shutterstock

“David Lynch: The Unified Field,” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2014–15)

I see that a certain sort of film critic, possibly possessive, possibly possessed by a bias against the tube, insists upon claiming the third season of “Twin Peaks” for the cinema, despite its clear design as home entertainment for haunting your house. In reply, I offer this museum exhibition, which gathered about ninety paintings and drawings, made over five decades, as evidence that Lynch is too large an artist to bother with such trifling categorizations. The idea is transcendence, by any medium necessary. With a brush in hand, he gouges at the canvas by way of piercing his soul.

Source: The Top Thirty Cultural Moments of the Twenty-Tens | The New Yorker