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Aug 30, 2013
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Wael Shawky
Hear directly from artists about the ideas, obstacles, evolutions, and retrenchments that inform their work. Wael Shawky is an international artist who has participated in workshops, residencies, biennials, and solo shows in Europe, Asia, and North America. Using children or puppets to reenact narratives, Shawky’s work deals with the historical events of the Middle East…
Aug 30, 2013
Film Screening: Cleopatra
Organized in conjunction with White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, ICA presented a rare screening of Cleopatra, Michel Auder’s film that situates itself in the same relationship to Hollywood as the Warhol/Morrisey films of the period. Auder’s work corresponds to Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1963 Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, which Auder’s cast watched and…
Aug 30, 2013
Curator Talk and Conversation: Brian Weil
How can photography and activism meaningfully intersect? Curator Stamatina Gregory introduced the audience to the exhibition Brian Weil, after which she was joined by Patrick Moore, deputy director of The Andy Warhol Museum, and Ric Curtis, chair of the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and former board chair of CitiWide…
Aug 30, 2013
Brian Weil Gallery Talk with Jeanne Vaccaro
Jeanne Vaccaro, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Sexuality Studies (2012-14) at Penn, led an in-gallery discussion of transgender aesthetics and representational politics within the exhibition Brian Weil. The presentation focused on Weil’s prescient video project, Susan, which unflinchingly follows its subject through the clinical and emotional processes of her gender transformation.
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV Opening Program: Primary Information
Excursus IV: Primary Information launched with performances by Alan Licht and C. Spencer Yeh. Primary Information was formed in New York by James Hoff and Miriam Katzeff to foster intergenerational dialogue through the publication of artists’ books and writings. They brought these concerns to bear on ICA’s own archive and history of publishing. View the…
Aug 30, 2013
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley
Hear directly from artists about the ideas, obstacles, evolutions, and retrenchments that inform their work. Mary Reid Kelley was born in South Carolina in 1979. She studied Art and Women’s Studies at St. Olaf College and received her MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2009. She has had solo shows in New York, Los…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Conversation
Penn History of Art PhD candidate Marijana Rayl led an intimate conversation about subculture as a point of inspiration and identification within 20th century photographic practice over cups of complimentary La Colombe coffee. Prompted by the ICA exhibition Brian Weil. View the Excursus website. Ex IV Convo 3.24.13-1Ex IV Convo 3.24.13-2Ex IV Convo 3.24.13-3 Coffee…
Aug 30, 2013
Free For All: Spring 2013
An expansive evening of art and music with artists Trevor Paglen and Patterson Beckwith. Notions of meaning and perception were questioned through a presentation by Trevor Paglen, who joined ICA’s Student Board to discuss his project The Last Pictures. Following the presentation, visitors had their Polaroids taken in Patterson Beckwith’s portable portrait studio and enjoyed…
Aug 30, 2013
PennDesign MFA Lightning Lectures
Penn Fine Arts MFA candidates gave five-minute lectures. First-year students shared topics from their studio research and elective coursework, and graduating students presented key works from their thesis projects.
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus IV: Open Seminar
Students from the Annenberg School for Communications course “Communication, Art, and Audience” learned more about Primary Information and Excursus in this public conversation with Alex Klein, the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Program Curator. The discussion focused on the untapped potential of the archive and the notion of “discursive space.” View the Excursus website.…