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Ann Hamilton and Susan Stewart, Channel, 2016. Photo credit: Ann Hamilton. Ann Hamilton • habitus • 2016. Installation at Municipal Pier 9, made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson.
Ann Hamilton and Susan Stewart, Channel, 2016. Photo credit: Ann Hamilton.
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Ann Hamilton • habitus • 2016. Installation at Municipal Pier 9, made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson.
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Public Poetry Reading by Susan Stewart and Ann Hamilton

October 8, 2016–from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Municipal Pier 9
121 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 
Free and open to the public


Join us for a reading of two new poems, Channel and Mirror, by Susan Stewart. Central to Ann Hamilton’s new installation habitus, the two works will be presented by Stewart and Hamilton within the installation at Municipal Pier 9. Viewers are encouraged to visit the continuation of habitus at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s 1214 Arch Street location.
 
"This Fall, Channel has two lives: in the pier by the Delaware and on the pages of The Paris Review. These are two ways of reading: the page's turn and the turning wheel, but beneath them both is the possibility of reading a river, which is one of nature's gifts for reading time." —Susan Stewart
 
About Ann Hamilton
For over thirty years, artist Ann Hamilton (American, born 1956 in Lima, OH) has created ephemeral environments and multisensory installations using sound, text, video, photography, cloth, motion, human gestures, books, and various materials to transform architectural spaces. Her projects include tropos, her first collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993), the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), and recent works at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan (2012), New York's Park Avenue Armory (2012-2013) and The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2014-15). Her honors include a Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (1993) and the National Medal of Arts (2014).
 
About Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart is a poet, critic, and translator. Her books of poems include Red Rover and Columbarium, which won the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. Cinder: New and Selected Poems will appear with Graywolf Press in February. Her poems have been widely anthologized and have been translated into Italian, French, German, and Chinese. She often has collaborated with contemporary artists and composers. Her song cycle, "Songs for Adam," was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony with music by the Philadelphia composer James Primosch.  Stewart is a MacArthur Fellow and former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she also has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches the history of literature and aesthetics at Princeton University, where she is the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities, and lives in Philadelphia and Princeton.
 
 
Major support for Ann Hamilton: habitus has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Coby Foundation, Ltd., the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shipley-Miller Foundation, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation which allowed the use of their warehouse for this project and provided invaluable support.
 
 
The Coby Foundation, Ltd.The Knight FoundationThe Philadelphia Cultural FundNational Endowment for the ArtsDelaware River Waterfront Corporation