ICA will be closed to the public through September 12 for installation.
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus II: The World Game
Achieve world peace. Visitors learned about The World Game in this participatory event with Medard Gabel, author and co-founder, with Buckminster Fuller, of the World Game Institute in 1972. View the Excursus website. Ex II The World Game 1Ex II The World Game 2Ex II The World Game 3Ex II The World Game 4Ex II…
Aug 30, 2013
Bodega: Performance Series with Nick Paparone and Pooneh Maghazehe
Nick Paparone and Pooneh Maghazehe’s bellicose and physically demanding Keynotes parodies the pitches and panderings of a real-life consultation business. Performed two times over the course of the exhibition, it began with the duo calmly wheeling two ergonomic office chairs through the museum lobby and into the exhibition. Standing on the chairs, they tacked black…
Aug 30, 2013
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Moyra Davey
Moyra Davey is an artist and a writer. Throughout her career, Davey’s work in photography, video, and writing has explored fragments of daily life and the effects of time. Dust, old diaries, a pile of newspapers, a collection of LPs, five years’ worth of empty liquor bottles—Davey’s work considers these banal, forgotten artifacts, revealing their…
Aug 30, 2013
Opening and Walkthrough: Spring 2012
ICA celebrated the official openings of First Among Equals and Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with a members-only walkthrough of First Among Equals with participating artists, performative sculpture by Kathryn Andrews, and curators Alex Klein and Kate Kraczon, and of The Happy Show with designer Stefan Sagmeister and curator Claudia Gould. During the reception, eight…
Aug 30, 2013
Screening: Art21
ICA previewed season six of the acclaimed PBS series Art21, which explores the work of artists from four continents including: Marina Abramovic, El Anatsui, Lynda Benglis, Mary Reid Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, Ai Weiwei, and many others. Episodes were screened continuously in ICA’s auditorium throughout the day.
Aug 30, 2013
Bodega: Performance Series with Elizabeth Orr
Elizabeth Orr’s Work Ethic staged a conversation between two people about the economic paradoxes inherent within the “glamour” industries of fashion and art in New York City. Interspersed with live sound from Orr and accompanied by the performers’ choreographed movements, the dialogue revealed the struggles both currently face to maintain a foothold in these worlds…
Aug 30, 2013
Free For All: Spring 2012
This evening of art, music, and activities kicked off in ICA’s auditorium with a conversation about the exhibition First Among Equals with curators Alex Klein and Kate Kraczon and artist Alex Da Corte, moderated by ICA Student Advisory Board members Julia Nelson and David Galperin. The evening continued with a performance by Brown Recluse, a…
Aug 30, 2013
Happiness Modules
Cassie Mogilner, assistant professor of marketing at Wharton, David Comberg, University of Pennsylvania lecturer of design and fine arts, and Anthony Elms, ICA associate curator, took a look at happiness across disciplines such as art, psychology, business, and sociology in this participatory lunchtime program.
Aug 30, 2013
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Simon Kim and The Dufala Brothers
Imagine an alternative use for vacant lots and scrap yards. ICA Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon moderated a conversation between Simon Kim, PennDesign assistant professor of architecture, and artists Billy and Steven Dufala about their respective reclamation projects, Philadelphia Masque and RAIR (Recycled Artist-in-Residency).