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Jul 8, 2020
Whitewall Magazine: Karyn Olivier–Thinking About Monuments, Memory, and Absence
Karyn Olivier: Thinking About Monuments, Memory, and Absence By Katie Donaghue July 8, 2020 Upon entering Karyn Olivier’s Everything That’s Alive Moves, which opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania in January before closing early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors were asked to pin a white carnation to their clothing.…
May 6, 2020
Hyperallergic: Karyn Olivier Subverts the Formal Seriousness of Monuments
Karyn Olivier Subverts the Formal Seriousness of Monuments By Erica Cardwell for Hyperallergic May 6, 2020 Just before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and institutions across the US to close indefinitely, I was fortunate to visit Karyn Olivier’s recent exhibition, Everything That’s Alive Moves, at the Institute of Contemporary Art. ​​A Philadelphia-based artist whose…
May 4, 2020
Artforum: Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves
Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves By C.C. McKee for Artforum May 4, 2020 Karyn Olivier’s exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art is introduced by a poignant contestation of the monument’s expected forms and subjects: Attendants at the threshold of the gallery invite viewers to take a simple red carnation and a pearl-topped lapel…
Apr 15, 2020
BOMB Magazine: Collapse and Equilibrium: Michelle Lopez Interviewed
Collapse and Equilibrium: Michelle Lopez Interviewed By Olivia Gauthier for BOMB Magazine April 15, 2020 “In Michelle Lopez’s site-specific installation Ballast and Barricades, ladders, scaffolding, rubble, wood, and bits of rock are suspended and carefully placed on the floor of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia.  “The Philadelphia-based sculptor presents an urban, architectural landscape in flux. It…
Apr 1, 2020
Artforum: Trevor Shimizu
Openings: Trevor Shimizu By Joe Bucciero for Artforum April 1, 2020 If much art exists to stimulate admiration, even lust, few artists are as up-front about it as Trevor Shimizu. Pieces throughout his career demonstrate as much: One, from 1999, begins a recent survey, Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist, at the ICA Philadelphia. It’s the artist’s…
Mar 23, 2020
Artblog: Of Monumental Proportions, Karyn Olivier’s Everything That’s Alive Moves
Of Monumental Proportions, Karyn Olivier’s Everything That’s Alive Moves By Alex Smith for Artblog March 23, 2020 Karyn Olivier is an artist creating structures with a lasting impact, building columnar sculptures, sometimes of stunning beauty, and other times of a washed out simplicity that can still inspire. Her pieces invite viewers to think about the…
Jan 23, 2020
Contemporânea: Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist
Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva for Contemporânea January 23, 2020 As an artist whose oeuvre often likes to style itself in a self-deprecating fashion, Trevor Shimizu’s works in Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist at Kunsthalle Lissabon have a remarkably droll interest in the life of the artiste. The exhibition has the many attributes of…