Please note: ICA is currently closed for installation.
Join us on March 10 for the opening of our Spring 2023 season, featuring
Carolyn Lazard: Long Take & Terence Nance: Swarm.
Apr 1, 2022
Adèle Naudé Santos and Na Kim in Conversation
Watch architect Adèle Naudé Santos and designer Na Kim in conversation with ICA Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) Curator Alex Klein to ruminate on where their practices connect in Santos’s original design of ICA’s building. Kim, who often works with found compositions she encounters in everyday objects, was inspired by Santos’s desire to…
Apr 1, 2022
Arthur Jafa: Life as a Cactus vs. Now, Entering the Infrastructure
Arthur Jafa discusses the relationship between artists and the larger art infrastructure, drawing on his experiences as an artist and filmmaker navigating art institutions such as museums and galleries, while also working within and around the commercial film industry. Arthur Jafa (b. 1960, Tupelo, Mississippi) is an artist, filmmaker and cinematographer. Across three decades, Jafa…
Apr 1, 2022
Introduction to RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure with Linda Goode Bryant, Marielle Ingram, Marie Hélène Pereira, Dulcie Abrahams Altass, and Alex Klein
Linda Goode Bryant writes: “For centuries, the infrastructure that props up today’s global production and market for art has been based on a business model that adheres to the fundamental principles and values of material gain and worth. Despite changes in the ways cultures and art have evolved during that same period, this infrastructure has…
Mar 29, 2022
RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure Programs
Over the course of RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure’s seven weeks, Artistic Director Linda Goode Bryant will work to reimagine the possibilities for an alternative arts infrastructure with an interdisciplinary roster of visiting faculty—including Gudskul, Arthur Jafa, Louis Massiah, Bryant Wells, and Sarah Workneh. The session’s investigations will be explored over time in the ICA…
Mar 17, 2022
RAW Académie Resource Lounge
Below are a list of resources that have been foundational to how the RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure program and exhibition has come into being. Most of the publications are available for visitors to consult in the Reading Lounge currently installed at the ICA. At RAW Material Company in Dakar, Senegal, a Reading Room has…
Feb 2, 2022
Upcoming RAW Programs
ICA is pleased to present RAW Académie at ICA: Infrastructure, directed by Linda Goode Bryant, the first session of the Académie to be held outside of Dakar, Senegal. The program will serve as a laboratory within ICA, bringing national and international perspectives around the issue of arts infrastructure and asks us to think critically about…
Oct 20, 2021
I is for Institute: An ICA Podcast
What’s in a name? What does institutional care look like? How do institutions hold and withhold stories and shape the stories we tell? These questions and others are at the center of I is for Institute, a new podcast from the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania. Each episode illuminates the…
Oct 19, 2021
Opportunities
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is a place to engage with the art of our time. Since our founding in 1963, we have become nationally and internationally recognized as a non-collecting institution that develops and presents exhibitions, commissions, events, publications, and special projects that champion new, experimental, and underrecognized artists…
Oct 6, 2021
Virtual Experience: Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation September 17–December 30, 2021. A pivotal influence on contemporary art for over fifty years, Ulysses Jenkins (born 1946 Los Angeles, lives Los Angeles) has produced video and media work that conjures vibrant expressions of how image, sound, and cultural iconography inform representation. Using archival footage, photographs, image processing and elegiac…
Oct 6, 2021
Virtual Experience: Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal
Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal Sep. 25, 2020 – Jan. 24, 2021 This exhibition gathered the many-layered and multi-faceted work of Milford Graves, exploring the practices and predilections of this extraordinary “jazz mind.” Click below to begin your virtual tour, featuring curator notes, recordings, performances, and more. Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal was on view…