Dec 11, 2019
Weitzman Lecture: Fia Backström
Fia Backström is an artist born in Sweden, based in New York. Her work focuses on the fabric of co-existence and the construction of collective subjectivity through the social lives of images and language. Backström works with imaginary, historical, and current systems, destabilizing their material semiotics, while fluidly reworking the terms of engagement, turning social…
Dec 11, 2019
Curator-Led Tour of Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves
Join ICA’s Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator Anthony Elms on a tour of Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves. ICA’s Curator-Led Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about our current exhibitions from the curators. Each tour covers the overarching themes and broader contexts of the exhibition, highlighting key works of art, and providing…
Dec 11, 2019
Weitzman Lecture: Mary Reid and Patrick Kelley
Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and her distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in polemical, graphically stylized videos, made in collaboration with her partner Patrick Kelley. Mary and Patrick’s videos have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Tate Liverpool; the Baltimore Museum of Art; Kunsthalle Bremen; The High Line, New York; MUDAM Luxembourg; the Hammer Museum; the…
Dec 11, 2019
Curator-Led Tour of Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist and Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades
Join ICA’s Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator Alex Klein on a tour of Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist and Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades. ICA’s Curator-Led Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about our current exhibitions from the curators. Each tour covers the overarching themes and broader contexts of the exhibition, highlighting key…
Dec 11, 2019
Visual Studies/Sachs Lecture in Contemporary Art: Jill Magid
Jill Magid is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Solo exhibitions include: Museum Univesitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; San Francisco Art Institute; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands. She has participated in Manifesta, Performa, and…
Dec 11, 2019
Unburdening Liveness: A Lecture by Tavia Nyong’o
This lecture revisits the “burden of liveness” for an era of captivating technology and artificial intelligence. Introduced by José Esteban Muñoz in his first book, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (1999), “the burden of liveness” addressed and reframed the debates over the live and the mediated that raged in performance studies…
Nov 25, 2019
ICA x YOWIE 3rd Annual Bookshop Pop-up
ICA is excited to announce we’re hosting our 3rd annual ICA x YOWIE Bookshop pop-up at YOWIE! This year we’ll be kicking it off with an opening Happy Hour with Two Robbers on Friday and hosting paper related workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Schedule of Events: Fri, Dec 13, 6–9PM: Opening Happy Hour with Two…
Nov 18, 2019
ICA Gather x Here We Stand
Here We Stand is an evening of readings and reflections paying tribute to the resilience and cultural richness of the black community in West Philadelphia. The title comes from Paul Robeson’s autobiographical book, Here I Stand, where the artist and activist provides a candid account of his political views and engages the reader in considering…
Nov 18, 2019
Scribe Video Center DHPY Screening
Celebrate new works from Scribe Video Center’s 2019 Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY), an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. 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…
Nov 18, 2019
Screening and Conversation: Jean Carlomusto
In conjunction with STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art, ICA Philadelphia is proud to host a screening and conversation with Jean Carlomusto, a filmmaker, activist, and interactive media artist whose work conducts unorthodox investigations of LGBT history and HIV/AIDS. Carlomusto’s work has been exhibited internationally in festivals and museums, and she is the…