Portraits and Conversation
Croatian-born, Munich-based artist Jadranka Kosorcic visits Philadelphia this month to make a series of distinctly drawn portraits, the latest in the ongoing series she describes as a version of a “blind date.” While drawing, she will listen to your stories of city life.
If you live near ICA, read Kosorcic’s open letter to Philadelphians and send her an email if you would like to take part.
Blind Date Philadelphia 2014
Dear citizens of Philadelphia,
I am looking for volunteers who are willing to pose for a portrait, sitting and communicating. Time spent: 1–3 hours.
My goal is to create a story about the city of Philadelphia, its past and its presence, through the stories which you are willing to tell me about yourself and your life within the city. I will be making a line drawing while we talk and will also record our conversation.
Both may be on display at ICA Philadelphia June 4–22, 2014, as part of the ICA@50 celebration.
If you are willing to participate and have time between April 10 and April 24, please get in touch by sending a picture of yourself to my e-mail and include your contact details.
Part ofICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963
This project is part of ICA’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Find out more about Kosorcic’s ICA@50 exhibition, organized by Associate Curator Anthony Elms, and the past ICA exhibition that inspired it.
ICA@50: Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963Jadranka Kosorcic / Face-Off: The Portrait in Recent Art (1994)