Please note: ICA is currently closed for installation.
Join us on March 10 for the opening of our Spring 2023 season, featuring
Carolyn Lazard: Long Take & Terence Nance: Swarm.
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…
Dec 15, 2021
Artforum: Sky Hopinka’s Highlights of 2021: Ulysses Jenkins
Highlights of 2021 by Sky Hopinka The work of Ulysses Jenkins was a revelation. Across the videos and performances featured in this career retrospective—among them Two-Zone Transfer, 1979, and Inconsequential Doggerel, 1981—one found a constellation of themes that remain relevant some fifty years on. With nimble curiosity, Jenkins confronts the hegemonies of race, gender, and…
Dec 2, 2021
Wire Magazine: Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation Wire Magazine, December 2021 Televisions used to be heavy, with physical depth and heft. Unlike contemporary flat screens, these old CRT monitors had an intense spatial quality, the solidity and stolidity of an immovable force. In Without Your Interpretation, the first retrospective exhibition of multimedia artist Ulysses Jenkins, one first…
Oct 8, 2021
4Columns: Confronting Mass Media: A Veteran Black Artist Receives His First Retrospective
Confronting Mass Media: A veteran Black artist receives his first retrospective By James Hannaham October 8, 2021 When you’re “young, gifted, and Black,” as Nina Simone famously sang, “there’s a world waiting for you.” But if you’re old, overlooked, and Black, like Los Angeles video artist Ulysses Jenkins, you might have to wait a while…
Oct 7, 2021
Modern Art Notes Podcast: No. 518: Hugo McCloud, Ulysses Jenkins
Modern Art Notes podcast, Episode No. 518 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Hugo McCloud and curator Erin Christovale. McCloud’s work is on view in “In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection” at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, which was curated by Marshall Price and Adria Gunter,…
Oct 4, 2021
Philadelphia Inquirer: The best fall exhibits in Philadelphia art museums
The best fall exhibits in Philadelphia art museums By Thomas Hine Usually you go to a museum to see the work of multiple artists. Increasingly, though, as mega retrospectives swell and metastasize, you need to go to multiple museums to see the work of one artist. This season brings what is likely the biggest such…
Sep 16, 2021
Penn Today: ICA debuts first major retrospective of pioneering video artist
ICA debuts first major retrospective of pioneering video artist by Brandon Baker It took five decades, but Ulysses Jenkins finally has his first major retrospective. “It’s unbelievable and frustrating,” says Meg Onli. But also, exciting. Onli, the Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, co-curated the exhibit for the ICA alongside…
May 2, 2021
Hyperallergic: Jessica Vaughn’s Cathartic Critiques of Office Culture
Jessica Vaughn’s Cathartic Critiques of Office Culture By Olivia Jia May 2, 2021 In Vaughn’s hands, “success” is not only a euphemism for profit, but also a parade of etiquette, competition, and power. As an office-worker, I can’t remember the last time artwork felt so viscerally relevant to daily life. Jessica Vaughn’s latest exhibition, Our…