Please note: ICA is currently closed for installation.
Join us on March 10 for the opening of our Spring 2023 season, featuring
Carolyn Lazard: Long Take & Terence Nance: Swarm.
Jan 26, 2023
Terence Nance: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
In Terence Nance’s delightful and explosively creative debut, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty utilizes a mix of live action and animation to tell the story of a relationship between Nance and a lovely young woman as it teeters between the platonic and romantic. Directed by Terence Nance, 2021, U.S., 84 min, English. Registration Please note,…
Jan 26, 2023
In Conversation: Carolyn Lazard & Meg Onli
Join us in conversation with artist, Carolyn Lazard and curator, Meg Onli as they discuss the process behind Long Take, which forefronts accessibility as a methodology, making us question our default aesthetic experiences. Registration Register to attend this free event here. ASL interpretation will be provided for this program. Please contact Brittany Clottey, ICA Public…
Jan 25, 2023
Terence Nance Spotlight
In conjunction with the exhibition for filmmaker, writer, actor and musician, Terence Nance, Penn Live Arts will showcase a taste of his fascinating cinematic work in an evening of short films: Blank Canvas (Calvin Klein commercial, 2021) Guisado on Sunset (2020) Jimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky (2017) Swimming in Your Skin Again (2014)…
Jan 25, 2023
In Conversation: Terence Nance & Maori Karmael Holmes
Join us in conversation with artist Terence Nance and curator Maori Karmael Holmes as they discuss Nance’s genre-defying approach to film, video, television, sound and performance. Registration Register to attend this free event here. ASL interpretation will be provided for this program. Please contact Brittany Clottey, ICA Public Engagement Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator, at…
Jan 25, 2023
Spring 2023 Opening Celebration
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes you to celebrate the opening of our Spring 2023 exhibition season, comprised of the exhibitions Terence Nance: Swarm and Carolyn Lazard: Long Take. Join us at 6PM for a public reception featuring remarks from the artists and curators as well as refreshments, activities, and…
Nov 29, 2022
Scribe DHPY Screening: Visions of Philadelphia
Join Scribe Video Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn to celebrate new works from Scribe’s 2022 Documentary History Project For Youth program. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political, and cultural history of Philadelphia. This year, our teens reflected on…
Nov 29, 2022
Smell That?: An afternoon in celebration of Sissel Tolaas: RE_________
Spend the afternoon at ICA exploring the themes and science behind Sissel Tolaas’s work! Test and visualize your own sense of smell in a nose print workshop, listen to poetry readings about smell and memory, and tour the exhibition with chemosensory scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center as your guides. Themed snacks and beverages will…
Nov 2, 2022
Art & Krimes by Krimes Screening
Join ICA and Mural Arts for the screening of Art & Krimes by Krimes, a documentary feature film following the story of Philadelphia-based artist, Jesse Krimes, who secretly created monumental works of art while incarcerated as he continues to use his work to inspire and challenge. Art & Krimes by Krimes. 2021. USA. Directed by…
Nov 2, 2022
What’s in a Smell?: The Art and Science of Human Perception
The human sense of smell is a vital yet often overlooked tool for navigating and understanding the world around us. Penn Professors Anjan Chatterjee, Jay Gottfried, and Ani Liu will each present on their multidisciplinary investigations of the senses and the future implications of smell research. Moderated by Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director,…
Oct 25, 2022
Do We Look Free?: Art/Prisons/Liberation
Is art-making a necessary aspect of prison abolition movements? What does the art made by currently or formerly incarcerated artists tell its audiences about various institutions – prisons, galleries, universities? What are local and national organizations doing to participate in the liberation of incarcerated people and their communities? This panel presentation will examine historical and contemporary…