Escapism

liisasilander | Wed May 1, 2019
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On Thursday (May 2) Alex Rosenberg 06 GL will be scaling the exterior wall of the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia as part of the opening reception for the 2019 series of art installations at the historic site. 

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Titled A Climber’s Guide to Eastern State Penitentiary or, Eastern State’s Architecture and How to Escape It, the project also includes a display of traditional climbing gear made from materials available inside the prison prior to its closing in 1971. 

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Several other pieces on view center around the history and practice of environmentally conscious “clean climbing.”

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A glass artist whose practice extends to interdisciplinary investigation across mediums, Rosenberg lives in Philadelphia and says that his latest project “aims to provoke discussion about conservation and preservation between nature and artifice in the built and ‘natural‘ worlds.”