At the recommendation of the University of Pennsylvania to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, ICA is now temporarily closed to the public until further notice. All public events taking place at the museum through April 17 have been canceled. ICA staff will have remote office hours Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM. You may experience some delays with publication orders and archival requests. We thank you in advance for your patience.
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Jan 7, 2020
Mindfulness at the Museum with Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the western Insight/Theravada tradition since her early 20’s, and is empowered as a teacher through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Alvin Ailey School at Fordham University and MA in Performance Studies from NYU. She brings her experience in somatics,…
Jan 7, 2020
Weitzman Lecture: Steffani Jemison
Steffani Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Recent solo exhibitions and commissioned performances include De Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Kai Matsumiya, MASS MoCA, Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, and Nottingham Contemporary. Recent and current group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2019 and Black Refractions, the touring permanent collection exhibition…
Jan 3, 2020
Artists in Conversation: Michelle Lopez, Jackie Winsor, Anna Sew Hoy
This event convenes a group of intergenerational artists to discuss the gendered politics of sculptural practice from the 1960s to the present. Artists Jackie Winsor, Michelle Lopez, and Anna Sew Hoy will discuss their interventions to the traditionally masculinist and male-dominated canon. As students of Winsor, Lopez and Sew Hoy will reflect on their relationship…
Jan 3, 2020
Weitzman Lecture: Michelle Lopez
Michelle Lopez (b. 1970; lives Philadelphia) has been included in solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; LAXART, Los Angeles; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; the Public Art Fund, Metrotech Center, NY; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA. Formerly a…
Jan 3, 2020
Winter 2020 Opening Celebration
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes you to celebrate the opening of our Winter 2020 exhibition season, comprised of the exhibitions Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves, Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist, and the continuation of Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades. 5PM | Members Preview 6:30PM | Public Opening Celebration Like…
Dec 11, 2019
POSTPONED: Weitzman Lecture: Fia Backström
With great regret we are postponing this event with Fia Backström, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the university’s recommendation to curtail events until further notice. We hope to reschedule this program soon and will send out notification when we do. Please check our website for updates. Fia Backström is an artist born in…
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
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…
Dec 3, 2019
Screening Program: EAI Influences, 2005-2012
With deadpan, wry observations on human relations, personal ambitions and failures, and the banalities of the mediated present, the work of Trevor Shimizu is suffused with references to 20th century artistic traditions. Shimizu’s paintings, drawings, and more recent video works in his current exhibition Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist pay homage to and poke fun at…