Please note: ICA will be closed for the holidays through November 24, and will reopen to the public at 12PM on Friday, November 25.
Nov 9, 2022
Stir World: Sissel Tolaas’s RE_________ is artist’s 25 years of practice at ICA, University of Pennsylvania
Sissel Tolaas’s RE_________ is artist’s 25 years of practice at ICA, University of Pennsylvania By Shraddha Nair Nov 9, 2022 The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at University of Pennsylvania recently inaugurated Sissel Tolaas: RE_________, a solo exhibition by Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas. Tolaas works with an invisible material. An intangible form with infinite memory…
Nov 8, 2022
The Slowdown: At the ICA Philadelphia, Sissel Tolaas Presents Smell as a Poetic Provocation
At the ICA Philadelphia, Sissel Tolaas Presents Smell as a Poetic Provocation by Iris McCloughan Nov. 8, 2022 Walking into the cavernous first-floor gallery of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia—where RE_________, an exhibition by the Norwegian-born, Berlin-based artist Sissel Tolaas is currently on view (through Dec. 30)—feels like stepping into a scientist’s…
Oct 6, 2022
34th Street: The Nose Knows
The Nose Knows By Irma Kiss Barath for 34th Street October 6, 2022 Sissel Tolaas wants you to smell fear. Her exhibition RE__________, newly opened at the ICA, offers a sprawling tour of our shared smellscape; from sandy beaches to dollar bills, the Norwegian chemist–turned–artist has set out to capture the smells—both foul and fragrant—of…
Sep 19, 2022
WHYY: Dollars and scents: Follow your nose through this exhibition at ICA
Dollars and scents: Follow your nose through this exhibition at ICA By Peter Crimmins for WHYY With rare exceptions, the art world has been ignoring your nose. One of the few champions of the olfactory senses as an artistic medium is Sissel Tolaas, a Norwegian-born, Berlin-based artist that has been exploring smells for more than…
Sep 15, 2022
Penn Today: Exploring the depth of smell through art
Exploring the depth of smell through art By Brandon Baker for Penn Today September 15, 2022 In March 2020, Sissel Tolaas spent two weeks in Norway’s Astrup Fearnley Museet—living, breathing, and smelling the building, imagining a new exhibition that, with the threat of COVID-19, she realized may never actually open. An artist, chemist, and linguist…
Mar 15, 2022
Penn Today: Classroom, meet gallery; gallery, meet classroom
Classroom, meet gallery; gallery, meet classroom by Brandon Baker March 15, 2022 Linda Goode Bryant, artistic director of RAW Academie at ICA, was on a panel in 2014 at the Brooklyn Museum, where she’d been invited to speak to an audience about her exhibition, “Crossing Brooklyn.” Looking out at the audience from above, the dynamic…
Feb 28, 2022
Criterion: The Video Provocations of Ulysses Jenkins
The Video Provocations of Ulysses Jenkins by Tiana Reid Ulysses Jenkins is an artist of extremes, an innovator who has probed the limits of a wide range of aesthetic modes for over five decades. Though he’s best known for his video art, a medium whose conventions he has been instrumental in defining since the 1970s,…
Jan 15, 2022
CLOT: Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation: Considering Digital Ritualism in New Media
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation, Considering Digital Ritualism in New Media by Christopher Michael January 15, 2022 Ulysses Jenkins, writing on his approach to art-making in the memoir Doggerel Life, states that: Those familiar with the ancients have all recognized and resonated as artists to the role of the shaman. Through those ancestral references, I…