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.
Jul 25, 2016
“Drama and Surprises:” ARTnews on The Black Show
In ARTnews, local art critic Edith Newall reviews Rodney McMillian’s “The Black Show:” “The gallery is dimly lit, and there is no sense of hierarchy in the arrangement of works. One of the wall pieces is hung so high that it’s hard to see amid the shadows near the ceiling. A sprawling, 70-foot-long painting on…
Jul 7, 2016
Art Daily on the Ellsworth Kelly Award
Art Daily takes a look at the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’s initiative to support solo exhibitions by emerging visual artists: “The Ellsworth Kelly Award is a $40,000 grant to support a solo exhibition by an emerging, mid-career, or under-recognized contemporary visual artist at a regional art museum or university or college art gallery in the…
Jul 7, 2016
Artnet Shares News of ICA’s Ellsworth Kelly Award
Artnet’s Naomi Rea explains the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’s new Ellsworth Kelly Award, an honor that ICA recently received to curate a solo exhibition of Cauleen Smith’s work: “‘Ellsworth Kelly was a great friend to FCA, contributing many paintings, drawings, and prints to our benefit exhibitions. His donations helped sustain FCA’s programs and support its…
Jul 7, 2016
Apollo: “A Tour of Philadelphia’s Contemporary Art”
For a feature in Apollo, Hyunjee Nicole Kim travels around the city to see Philadelphia’s best offerings of contemporary art, including ICA’s current Rodney McMillian and Louise Fishman shows: “Academic institutions, such as the Moore College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of the…
Jul 7, 2016
The New York Times: ICA Granted First Annual Ellsworth Kelly Award
Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times highlights ICA’s recent Ellsworth Kelly Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, which will be used to curate an exhibition of Cauleen Smith’s artwork in 2018: “The donation includes a $40,000 grant to support a solo exhibition by an emerging, midcareer or little-known contemporary visual artist at a…
Jun 30, 2016
Cultured Magazine: “[McMillian offers] a portal to escape”
In Cultured Magazine, Kate Sutton reviews Rodney McMillian’s “The Black Show” at ICA, along with his show “Landscape Paintings” at MoMA PS1: “‘We are living in a time when the disparities between the wealthy and the poor are larger than any other time in this country’s history, and yet what is presented to the American…
Jun 27, 2016
Forbes Arts Interviews Rodney McMillian
Courtney Willis Blair interviews Rodney McMillian for Forbes Arts’ “4 Questions” column: “The Black Show at the ICA Philadelphia centers around performance-based videos. The characters are engaged in different activities from delivering a sermon to telling a child’s story to traversing through southern landscapes and New York. They navigate the terrains of the home and…
Jun 27, 2016
Frieze Examines Intimacy in Rodney McMillian’s “The Black Show”
In Frieze, Evan Moffitt takes a look at the presence of intimacy across Rodney McMillian’s three simultaneous solo shows, including “The Black Show”: “In three concurrent museum shows that feature more than a decade’s worth of painting, textile, sculpture and video work, Rodney McMillian examines what happens between the sheets; in that intimate space where…
Jun 14, 2016
The New York Times on Louise Fishman: “Brash and Fierce”
New York Times art critic Holland Cotter takes a look at Louise Fishman’s ICA show “Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock”: “The New York artist Louise Fishman was on the front lines of the early feminist movement of the 1960s, and out in the streets for gay liberation. She was also hard at work in the…
Jun 13, 2016
School of Visual Arts: “Rodney McMillian Three Ways”
NYC School of Visual Arts alum Terence Trouillot analyzes Rodney McMillian’s three current shows: “The Black Show at ICA in Philadelphia presents some of McMillian’s most exciting works to date: four videos, sculpture, painting, and a large wall installation made from black latex and paper.The exhibition title is almost laugh-out-loud explicit, yet profound in the…