Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III Opening Program: Ooga Booga
Excursus III launched with Ooga Booga founder Wendy Yao and a special performance by cult band Freakapuss (featuring members of post-punk band Tronics) and a participatory drawing with Sumi Ink Club. Ooga Booga is a store committed to the cultivation and promotion of independent art, music, publishing, and fashion. For Excursus III, Yao brought her…
Aug 30, 2013
Free For All: Fall 2012
ICA Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner’s annual lecture, “What Is Contemporary?” provided a snapshot view of art today, followed by live music by Spacin’, a screen printing workshop led by Common Press, and tasty samosas.
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Counterfeits
Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty made a special trip to ICA to present “Improvisation and the Agency of the Commons: Some Notes on Counterfeiting.” Fresh from a recent visit to China, Beshty shared his insights on aesthetics, political speech, and the commons. View the Excursus website. Ex III Counterfeits 1Ex III Counterfeits 2Ex III Counterfeits…
Aug 30, 2013
Robinson in Ruins at International House
Robinson in Ruins is the third of Patrick Keiller’s feature-length essay films in which we join the fictional protagonist Robinson on a Sebaldian journey through the English countryside. Here, Vanessa Redgrave assumes the role of former lover and narrator, offering new evidence of Robinson’s most recent investigations. Upon being released from prison, Robinson is confronted…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Making Books
Writers Trinie Dalton and Jen Bervin read selections from their latest work and led a conversation about the process of making books from concept to publication. They brought a selection of their books and invited visitors to bring their own examples along with questions. View the Excursus website. Ex III Making Books 01Ex III Making…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Tape Crackers & Fiorucci
A screening of artist Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999, 15 min.), with original and found footage of British casuals, northern soul, and rave, followed by Tape Crackers: An Oral History of Jungle Pirate Radio (Rollo Jackson, 2009, 88 min.), which introduced the audience to tapehead Mike Finch and his extensive collection of jungle,…
Aug 30, 2013
ICA Salon: Staging/Restaging
Taking off from a theme in ICA’s fall exhibition, Jeremy Deller: Joy in People, ICA’s Salon, “Staging/Restaging” (October 24, 2012), invited two noted artists and an art historian to talk about their own work related to this theme and to engage in dialogue with the audience. Artist, musician, and Penn Fine Arts professor Terry Adkins…
Aug 30, 2013
My Barbarian Performance
Performance collective My Barbarian brought their PoLAAT (Post-Living Ante-Action Theater) to ICA for a live performance. My Barbarian is a Los Angeles-based group whose interdisciplinary installation works use fantasy, humor, and camp infused with theatrical play to draw allegorical narratives from historical dilemmas, mythical conflicts, and political crises.