Oct 9, 2019
Pennsight Drop-In Tour led by Kyle Whiting
Looking to engage with contemporary art on a more personal level? Attend a drop-in tour with a Pennsight docent! Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a guide, visitors will have the opportunity to create personal connections with 3 artworks through participating in open-ended dialogues in the galleries. During these conversations, visitors are encouraged to look…
Oct 7, 2019
Mirror Memoirs Salon
Mirror Memoirs is a national storytelling and organizing project intervening in rape culture by uplifting the narratives, healing, and leadership of LGBTQI+ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. Founded by Amita Swadhin in 2016 through a fellowship from the Just Beginnings Collaborative, the initial oral history archive includes the stories of 60 survivors…
Oct 7, 2019
The Legacy of 1619: The 2019 Callaloo Conference
The Legacy of 1619: The 2019 Callaloo Conference is an occasion to commemorate the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619 at Point Comfort, Virginia Colony, an event whose attendant histories would alter the course and character of the United States as well as the modern world. Moreover, the conference will bring to bear…
Oct 7, 2019
F-Word Student Publication Launch
The F-Word Magazine at the University of Pennsylvania is releasing its annual Autumn publication, featuring authors and artists from across Penn and Philadelphia whose work merges the intersection between feminism and art. The evening will consist of readings by the magazine’s contributors, and an art making activity that engages with the archives of the queer…
Oct 7, 2019
Panel: Enacting Entanglements
*Please note, this event will be held at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Room 602 In conjunction with The Legacy of 1619: The 2019 Callaloo Annual Conference and Colored People Time: Banal Presents, this session will experiment with the traditional panel format through performative interventions. Rather than speaking solely about entanglement, what new possibilities might emerge if…
Oct 4, 2019
Paint the Dancefloor: Stranger Things Edition
Join us for a night of cocktails, art and dancing at Paint the Dancefloor – The Stranger Things Edition. DJ Ian Galloway (Unknown Pleasures) will be spinning ‘80s hits, including some favorites from Stranger Things! ICA galleries will be open, there will be dancing, drinks, food and art! Paint the Dancefloor is presented by ICA,…
Sep 20, 2019
Black Spatial Relics: Artist Talks with Julie B Johnson and muthi reed
Join Black Spatial Relics Artists-in-Residence, Julie B. Johnson and muthi reed in conversation with Alice Paul Center Visiting Artist and Black Spatial Relics Director, Arielle Julia Brown. Black Spatial Relics is a new performance residency about slavery, justice and freedom. At the intersection of the 400th year anniversary of slavery in the U.S. colonies and…
Sep 19, 2019
Conversation and Screening with Michelle Lopez and Curator Alex Klein
In conjunction with her exhibition Ballast & Barricades, artist Michelle Lopez joins Alex Klein, ICA’s Dorothy & Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator to discuss Lopez’s newly commissioned installation for ICA, the formal and political significations of borders, and the impact of civil unrest on the artist’s work. Following the conversation, in partnership with the Philadelphia…
Sep 19, 2019
Passing as Americans: Filipinx Perspectives on Contemporary Art
In conjunction with Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades, this conversation examines strategies used by Filipinx artists and curators to navigate questions of race and cultural production within the museum against the rise of authoritarianism in both the U.S. and the Philippines. Michelle Lopez joins fellow artists Josh Kline and Paul Pfeiffer to discuss the limits…