Dig deeper into ICA Chief Curator Ingrid Schaffner’s annual lecture, What is Contemporary?, with this list of things to visit, listen to, play with, and look at now. Organized thematically, like Schaffner’s talk, dive into her idiosyncratic guide to the art world’s terrains, topographies, spaces, and places.
Qiu Zhijie’s 100-foot wide imaginary map at the Sao Paolo Bienal
The academic program instituted in the first two years after the institute opened in 1970 responded actively to the radical critique of education, at the same time evincing a Romantic belief in the liberating and equalizing powers of art and artists. Early promotional literature explicitly redefined the notion of “school” or steered clear of the word altogether. —Read more via East of Borneo.
The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968–1978 by Gary Neil Kennedy (2012)
A Short Life of Trouble: Forty Years in the New York Art World by Marcia Tucker (2010). Read Chapter One (PDF).
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Klara Liden, It’s Complicated, open until December 7 at Reena Spaulings
Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor, at MoMA until January 18, 2015
do it, at the Galleries atMoore until December 6
Venturi, Scott Brown and Grandmother: Patterns for Production and Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck, A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly, now at the Fabric Workshop and Museum
Bill Cunningham: Make Your Own Art
Katharina Grosse, Psycholustro (2014)
Dan Murphy and Isaac Tin Wei Lin,Woe Be Gone (2014)
The space of criticism:
Coffee & Conversation at ICA
The space of performance:
Ars Nova Workshop presents Abraxas performing John Zorn’s Psychomagia, November 11 at Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
Browse ICA’s publications.
Tamarin Norwood, A Fine Line (2014)