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Emma Sulkowicz: The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center

For the Month of January 3rd Street Gallery hosts Philadelphia Contemporary.

Philadelphia Contemporary presents the world premier of The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center by New York artist Emma Sulkowicz, the performer behind Carry that Weight (Mattress Performance). From January 13th to 30th, at 3rd Street Gallery, the artist will install a wellness center which she describes as “a parafictional medical clinic that provides a revolutionary cure for human desire.” In her role as practitioner, “Dr.” Emma Sulkowicz MD, creator and leading expert of the patented Healing Method™, the artist empowers her clients —participants put in the place of patients— to satiate their desires in personalized, one-to-one sessions. Through this fully immersive experience, attendees will come away with a new perspective on the relationship between art and the viewer, between control and vulnerability.

Performances: Friday to Monday, January 13-30, 2017, 10AM-6:30PM                              (only by appointment)

Panel Discussion & Opening Celebration: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6-10PM               (free and open to the public)


Artist in Dialogue: Monday, January 23, 2017, 7-8PM                                                          (free and open to the public)


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