Feb 16, 2020, 2PM–4PM

Coffee and Conversation: Related Histories and Monuments in Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves

Karyn Olivier, Moving the Obelisk, 2019–2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Tamir Williams, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, for a conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves.

The discussion will consider how Olivier challenges the often presumed permanence of monuments and questions the histories embedded within them. Participants will examine how Olivier’s sculptures and monumental gestures instead highlight the presentness of the past, and the overlooked connections between seemingly disparate histories.


Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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