Philip Crawford is an American artist based in Berlin and Philadelphia. He considers his practice as an attempt at what historian Saidiya Hartman calls critical fabulation, a process through which voice is lent to historically voiceless subjects by embracing the fictive alongside the archival. Philip focuses on the nature and functions of myth and collective memory as expressed through heroic narratives by investigating the content, material conditions and historical context of and popular responses to the various cultural artifacts. The images, statements and objects he appropriates become resources for a body of work that includes critical essays, works on paper, installation, and performance. Philip holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University and is an MFA candidate at the Tyler School of Art.
Truth & Reconciliation 2018/2019