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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…
Dec 1, 2019
Curator-Led Tour of Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist and Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades
Join ICA’s Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator Alex Klein on a tour of Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist and Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades. 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…
Nov 25, 2019
ICA x YOWIE 3rd Annual Bookshop Pop-up
ICA is excited to announce we’re hosting our 3rd annual ICA x YOWIE Bookshop pop-up at YOWIE! This year we’ll be kicking it off with an opening Happy Hour with Two Robbers on Friday and hosting paper related workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Schedule of Events: Fri, Dec 13, 6–9PM: Opening Happy Hour with Two…
Nov 18, 2019
ICA Gather x Here We Stand
Here We Stand is an evening of readings and reflections paying tribute to the resilience and cultural richness of the black community in West Philadelphia. The title comes from Paul Robeson’s autobiographical book, Here I Stand, where the artist and activist provides a candid account of his political views and engages the reader in considering…
Nov 18, 2019
Scribe Video Center DHPY Screening
Celebrate new works from Scribe Video Center’s 2019 Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY), an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. This…
Nov 18, 2019
Screening and Conversation: Jean Carlomusto
In conjunction with STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art, ICA Philadelphia is proud to host a screening and conversation with Jean Carlomusto, a filmmaker, activist, and interactive media artist whose work conducts unorthodox investigations of LGBT history and HIV/AIDS. Carlomusto’s work has been exhibited internationally in festivals and museums, and she is the…
Nov 8, 2019
Monument Lab – Book Launch and Party
Join us to celebrate the book launch of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a living handbook for vital perspectives on public art and history. Hear from co-editors Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum along with several Monument Lab artists and book contributors, about their work on their renowned 2017 citywide exhibition with Mural Arts…
Nov 7, 2019
STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art
ICA is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow. The seven short videos…