May 3–Jul 27, 2003

S(how): ICA Art History Project


S(how), 2003

S(how), 2003, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Presented in ICA’s Project Space, s(how) is the culmination of a year-long seminar on contemporary art and curating taken by ten art history majors from the University of Pennsylvania. s(how) weaves two distinct themes – visual ephemerality and bodily consumption- around a single group of artworks, reflecting on how art is “made to mean” through the curatorial process. Each artwork simultaneously addresses both themes, while allowing for a wide spectrum of interpretation. With its focus on the interpretive process of the curator(s), this exhibition is a reflection on its own making.

Student curated (Justin Belmont, Nancy Oster etc.) with José Roca, Johanna Plummer, and instructor Jennie Hirsh.
Jenny HolzerNina KatchadourianJac LeirnerVik MunizOscar MuñozMuntadasStuart NetskyThomas Ruff

ICA acknowledges primary sponsorship for this project from The Buddy Taub Foundation and generous funding from the DolfingerMcMahon Foundation. Additional support has been provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Dietrich Foundation Inc., the William Penn Foundation, the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition brochure was generously funded by the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania and its James and Nan Farquhar Fund.