East of Borneo launches Excursus II with an installation that considers ways in which information from the past can be organized and disseminated in order to give a renewed sense of relevance to contemporary art practices and politics. Imagined as both a discussion space and a reading room, the exhibition will include numerous public events that are rooted in the material from East of Borneo’s contribution to Pacific Standard Time, the ICA archive, and other archives relating to Philadelphia’s past. Launched in October 2010, by Stacey Allan and Thomas Lawson, artist and dean of the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts, East of Borneo is a collaborative online magazine of contemporary art and its history as considered from Los Angeles. It is a new type of publication that rethinks the way that we conceptualize, preserve, and present the various histories of contemporary art.
Excursus was a multifaceted, four-part initiative at ICA in which artists, designers, publishers, and other cultural producers whose work engages the archive and publication were invited as artists-in-residence to create a platform for more intimate programming. This sourcebook, building on the idea of an excursus (an exposition or digression from a primary text), offers summaries, ephemera, and checklists for each re-imagining of both the physical and discursive space of the ICA. Participants: Reference Library, East of Borneo, Ooga Booga, Primary Information. Essay and summaries by ICA curator Alex Klein.
View East of Borneo’s online residency.
Excursus East of Borneo Installation 1Excursus East of Borneo Installation 2Excursus East of Borneo Installation 3Excursus East of Borneo Installation 4Excursus East of Borneo Installation 5
ExcursusThe Programs That Were: Grace Ambrose Reflects on Programming at ICAA Place to Share Things: Wendy Yao Brings Ooga Booga to ICAEast of Borneo: Seventies FlashbackA Painting with a Purpose: Sarah Crowner and Primary Information at ICA