March 17 – March 23
The Neighbors Next Door
located at 37th and Chestnut Streets in the University City area, one block south of Market Street and one block north of Walnut Street.
Chere Krakovsky is a New York based performance artist whose work takes place in unusual settings. She returns to Philadelphia creating a kitchen space at International House for seven days in which everyone is invited to visit. Each night, a guest from outside the International House community will be invited to exchange information, experience, and ideas. Sitting in Krakovsky's kitchen, visitors can have a cup of coffee in the tradition of the neighbor next door with the awareness that "next door" spans across the world as a new global neighborhood and cultural concept.
She will be addressing issues of home, vulnerability, adaptability and endurance, as well as how we embrace strangers. This is a performative work without a traditional stage or set time for viewing.
Chere Krakovsky received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently in the MFA program at Goddard College, VT and resides in New York City. She has performed in various non traditional settings in places such as New York City, NY, Iowa City, IA and Philadelphia, PA.
The official launch of Ms. Krakovsy's website coincides with this posting. Please visit:
http://newsgrist.typepad.com/chere_krakovsky (and stay tuned for more)