Mar 2, 2021
In Conversation: Louis Massiah, Jonathan Moreno, and Alex Pittman
William Greaves’s cinematic social experiment, In the Company of Men, encapsulates many of the central themes present in Jessica Vaughn’s exhibition, Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful, specifically how Black bodies have been historically marginalized within the workplace. Commissioned by Newsweek magazine in 1969, the film chronicles the racial tension between labor and management…
Mar 2, 2021
Online Screening: In the Company of Men (1969, 52 minutes)
“Among the films in which William Greaves used psychodrama as a subject or technique of filmmaking, In the Company of Men is one of his most politically complex. Commissioned by Newsweek magazine and produced at a time when the post-war ideology of racial liberalism was fading and the social and material conditions of what we…
Mar 1, 2021
Visiting Hours: May
Schedule your visit for May 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here. On view: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is…
Feb 27, 2021
Visiting Hours: April
Schedule your visit for April 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here. On view: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is…
Feb 19, 2021
In Conversation: David Hartt and Zoë Ryan
Taking ICA’s current exhibition Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful as a starting point, David Hartt, Carrafiell Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at the Weitzman School of Design, and Zoë Ryan, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at ICA, will discuss the ways in which the built environment both frames and opens up…
Feb 11, 2021
Visiting Hours: March
Schedule your visit for March 2021 below! For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your visit, please make sure to read our latest safety protocols and guidelines. To reserve your tickets, click here. On view: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is…
Feb 11, 2021
Visiting Hours: February
ICA’s new season begins February 26 with a virtual opening event for Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful. Reserve a ticket for your in-person visit beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021. For everyone’s health and safety, we’ve made some changes and are limiting capacity. Entry is by timed ticket only. Before scheduling your…
Feb 11, 2021
Bunny Hop
ICA is pleased to continue its partnership with West Philadelphia-based organization Bunny Hop. Founded by chefs and activists Jena Harris and Katie Briggs, Bunny Hop has been distributing free prepared food, produce, groceries and household items each week since April at various distribution sites in Philadelphia. On every Monday through the end of March*, ICA…
Feb 10, 2021
In Conversation: Jessica Vaughn & Meg Onli
Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful is a collection of work by visual artist Jessica Vaughn. The exhibition is grounded in the political and social relations that make up workspaces, particularly labor policies such as affirmative action, legislation that was implemented in the 1960s to integrate the government workforce; minimalism, an art movement that…
Jan 29, 2021
Spring 2021 Online Exhibition Opening
In Conversation: Jessica Vaughn & Nikil Saval, Moderated by Meg Onli
Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful is a major survey of new and recent work by visual artist Jessica Vaughn. Within this exhibition Vaughn considers the intersections between late twentieth- and twenty-first-century work culture, modular architecture—its promise of malleability and universality—and the marginalized workers who have been rendered invisible within these workspaces. Join us…