Please note: ICA is currently closed for installation.
Join us on March 10 for the opening of our Spring 2023 season, featuring
Carolyn Lazard: Long Take & Terence Nance: Swarm.
Feb 11, 2022
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung–CANCELLED
Due to airport security strikes in Germany, our guest lecturer Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is unable to join us in person this Wednesday. Because the nature of his presentation is reliant on live audience engagement, a virtual option for this program is not available. We apologize for any difficulties this may cause. SAVVY Contemporary –…
Feb 11, 2022
Louis Massiah
This session asks Académie participants to consider what it would mean for institution building to be part of their artistic practice or to imagine institutional relationships as key to the realization of their cultural work. How can art production and institution building be understood as cultural work: the conscious use of art as a tool…
Feb 11, 2022
Open House with Linda Goode Bryant and RAW Académie Fellows
Celebrate the culmination of RAW Académie at ICA with a presentation by the fellows on their work with Linda Goode Bryant and the visiting faculty to reimagine an alternative infrastructure for the arts. Registration REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON Proof of vaccination will be required for on-site attendance Live captioning will be provided. Support Programming…
Feb 11, 2022
Gudskul
Gudskul will share stories and engage with fellows through games about embracing and developing the collectivity as an aspect of building infrastructure. Within a collective model, the permission to fail and the asynchronous rhythms of collaborators becomes an integral part of the system itself. Registration REGISTER TO ATTEND OVER ZOOM | REGISTER TO ATTEND IN…
Feb 11, 2022
Bryant Wells: Compression —> Transmission
Bryant Wells will share methods of distribution that antagonize prevailing methods inherent to the institution. Over the course of the sixth week, Bryant will aid the fellows in developing their new model for infrastructure. Registration REGISTER TO ATTEND OVER ZOOM | REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON Proof of vaccination will be required for on-site attendance…
Jan 26, 2022
Adèle Naudé Santos and Na Kim in Conversation
Join architect Adèle Naudé Santos and designer Na Kim in conversation with ICA Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) Curator Alex Klein to ruminate on where their practices connect in Santos’s original design of ICA’s building. Kim, who often works with found compositions she encounters in everyday objects, was inspired by Santos’s desire to…
Dec 8, 2021
Unknown Parallels with Taji Ra’oof Nahl
Join us for an evening with Philadelphia-based artist Taji Ra’oof Nahl whose work has connections with Ulysses Jenkins on many levels: a rich understanding of collaboration, utilization of video, historical indexing, and reenactment as practice. The conversation will connect Jenkins’s and Nahl’s interdisciplinary work, their use of video editing techniques, staging of art happenings, documentation,…
Oct 19, 2021
Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 on December 1, 2021 from 12-6PM with a continuous screening of ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine…
Oct 13, 2021
Visual Studies/Sachs Lecture in Contemporary Art: Liz Deschenes
“Liz Deschenes is a photographer who, in the best modernist tradition, pushes against the basic terms by which photography is conventionally defined: instantaneity, veracity, fixity, or reproducibility,” writes curator and critic Matthew Witkovsky. Indeed, Deschenes uses durational photogramatic exposure to create unique, shifting surfaces that frequently function as sculptural or architectural rather than photographic objects.…
Sep 22, 2021
Sound Art Revisited with Alan Licht and Julie Beth Napolin
Alan Licht, author of Sound Art Revisited, will be in discussion with sound studies and resonance scholar, Julie Beth Napolin. They will discuss the implications of Licht’s new book for the history of sound art/sound art history, which constantly has to be “revisited,” not only because it is still largely unknown but because it depends…