Curious why the building located adjacent to the PXSTL site and across the street from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation has been painted gold? Come learn more about this artist commission by Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez for PXSTL, titled A Way, Away (Listen While I Say).
As a part of the first phase of this project, St. Louis-based artists Ilene Berman and Pacia Anderson will lead a discussion on the invisible processes of demolition and their effects on community, and leave your mark through a sign-making activity on the topics of place and displacement and the roles individuals, institutions, and communities play.
*Please check the event page on the Pulitzer's website for updates in the event of bad weather.
A Way, Away (Listen While I Say)—a project by artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez—is a part of PXSTL, a design-build commission collaboratively organized by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. PXSTL, an acronym that stands for the Pulitzer, Sam Fox School, and St. Louis, begins with a national competition to design and build a temporary, site-specific structure that functions as a venue for community-based and site-specific programming, while activating a vacant lot in the Grand Center neighborhood of St. Louis.
Taking the form of five interventions over the next several months, A Way, Away (Listen While I Say) draws attention to the life cycle of a building.