Anthony Elms is Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia. He has organized the exhibitions Endless Shout (2016-7), Rodney McMillian: The Black Show (2016), Christopher Knowles: In a Word with writer Hilton Als (2015), White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart (2013), and coordinated several other exhibitions and projects. He is also a writer and editor of the publishing imprint White Walls Inc. Elms’s writings have appeared in various periodicals, including Afterall, Art Asia Pacific, ART PAPERS, Cakewalk, May Revue, Modern Painters, and New Art Examiner. He has written essays for catalogues and edited collections such as Cosey Complex (Koenig Books), Geof Oppenheimer: Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pleasures(Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art), and the forthcoming Terry Adkins: Recital (Prestel). He has independently curated many exhibitions, including: Interstellar Low Ways(with Huey Copeland); A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns (with Philip von Zweck); and Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68(with John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis). He was one of three curators of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Laura Letinsky (Dept. of Visual Arts) conceives and organizes Unsuspending Disbelief, a symposium on photography with: Matthew Connors, Anthony Elms, Daniel Gordon, Shane Huffman, Martin Jay, Doug Ischar, Barbara Kasten, Deana Lawson, Laura Letinsky, Margaret Olin, Chris Mottalini, and Thomas Struth.