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ICA Virtual Tours

Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful
Feb. 26 – May 9, 2021

Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful—the title drawn from a work on view in this gallery—surveys the visual artist Jessica Vaughn’s new and recent work. In this exhibition, she examines late twentieth- and twenty-first-century office culture, the promise of malleability and universality of modular architecture, and marginalized workers who have been rendered invisible in these spaces. Vaughn transforms and repurposes employee training videos, career exploration tools, government occupational reports, and lighting fixtures in ways that urge us to reconsider the systems that shape the places where we work.

Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful is organized by Meg Onli, Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication to be released in summer 2021.

For more information on the exhibition, click here.

Past Exhibitions

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 at ICA Philadelphia from September 25, 2020 to January 24, 2021, and was organized by Mark Christman, Artistic Director, Ars Nova Workshop, with Anthony Elms, Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator, ICA. Curatorial support provided by Jake Meginsky.

For more information on the exhibition, click here.