The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes you to celebrate the opening of our Winter 2018 exhibition season, comprised of the exhibitions Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward; Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show; and Broadcasting: EAI at ICA.
The opening celebration is free for all to attend; register here.
Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward, organized by guest curator and artist Nayland Blake, explores how the expanding influence of digital and online technologies, fandom subcultures, and artistic discourse has created new possibilities for queer identification, changing how personal roles and forms of expressions are defined in contemporary society. Artists include A.K. Burns, Clifford Hengst, Arnold Kemp, Savannah Knoop, Dusty Shoulders, and Robert Yang, among others.
Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show marks the first comprehensive survey and solo museum exhibition of Cary Leibowitz’s work to date. Leibowitz creates bold, brightly colored, and comically self-effacing text-based works, which draw on both a gay and Jewish perspective in order to address issues of identity, kitsch, modernist critique, and queer politics. The presentation at ICA (organized by Chief Curator Anthony Elms) will build off the exhibition’s first iteration at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
Broadcasting: EAI at ICA brings together an intergenerational group of artists whose time-based artworks are produced in concert with their means of circulation, from the democratic platform of public access television to the instantaneity of social media. Co-organized by ICA’s Dorothy & Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator Alex Klein and Rebecca Cleman, Director of Distribution, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), this exhibition will feature works by artists including Robert Beck, Tony Cokes, Ulysses Jenkins, JODI, Shigeko Kubota, Kristin Lucas, and TVTV.
5PM: Preview with artists and curators (ICA members only)
6:30PM: Free for all to attend; complimentary snacks & cash bar