Mar 25, 2019
Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s Mystery (or Rosary) Sonatas and More
Rebecca Harris, baroque violin, Richard Stone, theorbo. Join us for selections from the 17th century Mystery Sonatas and more. This series of 15 works that utilize alternative tunings for the open strings on the violin were influential on Tony Conrad’s approach to music. As he wrote in the liner notes to his Early Minimalism: Volume
Mar 22, 2019
Coffee and Conversation: Authorized Work
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Fred Schmidt-Arenales, PennDesign MFA candidate, for a conversation about the ICA exhibition, Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective. The discussion will focus on Conrad’s Beholden to Victory (1980), which was conceived during a period when the artist was grappling with questions of authority in the military and the
Mar 21, 2019
ICA After Dark
The ICA Student Board presents ICA After Dark, a celebration of contemporary art for students at Penn and colleges throughout Philadelphia. Come illuminate the museum with your presence, as we celebrate our exhibitions with an iridescent theme reminiscent of Tony Conrad’s innovative work with photo emulsion! Guests will be adorned with glow-in-the-dark accessories to kick-off
Mar 20, 2019
Tuesdays with Tony
A leader of the structural film movement alongside Tony Conrad and Hollis Frampton, Paul Sharits’s meticulous composition of his experimental films explored the materiality while investigating the limits of the frame and viewer’s perceptions. His films often used flicker techniques and pure color film frames, and his installations incorporated continuous loops of film and experimental
Mar 20, 2019
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Fred Moten
Fred Moten teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. His most recent books are consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017/2018) and, with Stefano Harney, All Incomplete (Minor Compositions, 2019). In 2018, Moten received the Roy Lichtenstein Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and was named
Mar 20, 2019
PennDesign Undergraduate Fine Arts: Omer Fast
Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972. He holds a BA in English from Tufts University, a BFA in Visual Arts from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Since finishing his studies in 2000, Fast has had one-person exhibitions at the Martin
Mar 19, 2019
VIP Hours – Visiting Infants & Parents
Visiting infants and parents are VIPs at ICA! Every first Saturday of each month, ICA hosts a family-friendly art experience exclusively for parents, caregivers, and their children ranging from infancy to 24 months old. The museum will be filled with moments of respite for all guests, including stroller tours of our exhibitions, light refreshments, designated
Mar 19, 2019
ICA Annual Benefit 2019
Event Details 6:30 PM Cocktails 7:30 PM Dinner Event Location Tuttleman Terrace Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 ICA Benefit 2019 Co-Chairs David E. Simon Lise Wilks A limited edition print by artist Tony Lewis (recently featured in ICA’s 2017 exhibition Speech/Acts) is available to Golden Muse and Muse patrons.
Mar 18, 2019
Seamless: Interactive Art Workshop
Penn undergraduates, Saif Khawaja and Jordan Semprevivo present Seamless, a hands-on workshop on electronic paints and materials that offer exciting opportunities for integration into your art. Artists, musicians, engineers, and the like are invited to attend to learn more about the technology. All experience levels welcome! No technical background necessary. The workshop will begin with
Mar 7, 2019
Coffee and Conversation: Weaving Threads and Lines
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Isabelle Lynch, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, for a conversation about Cecilia Vicuña’s ICA exhibition About to Happen. The discussion will focus on a close reading of a selection of Cecilia Vicuña’s poems, calligrams, and textile works. Participants will consider the interconnections of weaving and writing