On Friday, April 26, ICA will be temporarily closed at 4PM, and reopen to the public at 6:30PM for our Spring 2019 Opening Celebration.
Mar 4, 2019
Tuesdays with Tony: An Evening With Tony Oursler
Artist Tony Oursler, friend and collaborator of Tony Conrad, will present The Most Interesting Man Alive, 2016, a short feature produced by Oursler in collaboration with Tony Conrad. Shot over a period of six months in Oursler’s studio in New York City, the film is a performative mixture of written, oral history, and improvisational sequences…
Mar 4, 2019
Screening and Conversation: Cecilia Vicuña’s Kon Kon
Cecilia Vicuña describes Kon Kon (2010) as a “documentary poem,” exploring correspondences between individual and collective memory through environmental processes, legacies, and mythologies. The film takes place near the mouth of the Aconcagua River in Chile, a location Vicuña cites as the origins of her artistic practice. Beginning on the beach with the artist making…
Mar 4, 2019
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Ernesto Pujol
Ernesto Pujol works as social choreographer. His interdisciplinary projects are the result of long-term, ethical collaborations with gatekeepers and stakeholders of communities across the globe. Through a grounded psychic acuity, the artist seeks the rich performativity of the human condition’s ongoing desire for transcendence. Pujol believes that the creative tools of socially engaged cultural producers…
Mar 4, 2019
Sachs Lecture: Abelardo Morell
Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania presents a lecture by artist Abelardo Morell, as part of their 2018 – 2019 lecture series. Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962. Morell received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and his MFA from…
Feb 25, 2019
Coffee and Conversation: Storytelling Through Sightings
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Fields Harrington, Penn MFA candidate, for a conversation about Kevin Jerome Everson’s film IFO in the exhibition Colored People Time: Mundane Futures. In IFO, Everson looks closely at the local history of Mansfield, Ohio and takes on the eyewitness accounts of the 1973 Mansfield UFO sightings. In…
Feb 21, 2019
Book Launch: Raquel Salas Rivera’s while they sleep
Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera & friends to celebrate the launch of their new book while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC. With readings & performances by: Denice Frohman Noor Ibn Najam Ryan Eckes Cynthia Dewi Oka Frank Sherlock Husnaa Hashim Wes Matthews Yolanda Wisher Kirwyn Sutherland Sham…
Feb 19, 2019
Artist Talk: Look at Art. Get Paid.
ICA and Haverford College’s Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives (PACC) present “Artist Talk: Look at Art. Get Paid.” Maia Chao and Josephine Devanbu speak about their socially engaged art project, Look at Art. Get Paid., with Carol Zou. They will discuss art’s capacity to model counter-institutions, alternative spaces, and redistribution. Reframing museum attendance as labor, artist…
Feb 14, 2019
Mindfulness at the Museum with Shesheena Bray
Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of drop-in guided meditation sessions facilitated by skilled holistic practitioners. Shesheena creates an intentional space for personal reflection, providing participants with multiple entry points to engage with mindfulness in its various forms. Each encounter is unique from the last, drawing synthesis between the mind and body, leaving participants…
Feb 14, 2019
Mindfulness at the Museum with Kate Johnson
Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of drop-in guided meditation sessions facilitated by skilled holistic practitioners. Move your way into the session with 20 minutes of gentle stretching, followed by awareness-based movements, and breathing exercises, before settling into the stillness of 20 minutes of seated meditation. The session continues with a brief discussion of…
Feb 14, 2019
Mindfulness at the Museum with Sandi Herman
Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of drop-in guided meditation sessions facilitated by skilled holistic practitioners. Join Sandi as she connects you with the light, colors, shapes, and textures of the museum through conscious breathing exercises. This meditation workshop introduces participants to everyday mindfulness by cultivating a kind, compassionate atmosphere as participants focus on…