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ICA Announces Major Exhibitions for Its 2019 Fall Season and 2020 Winter Season

April 15, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

For its fall 2019/winter 2020 seasons, ICA in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania mounts a series of exhibitions interrogating key issues of our time, including race, gender equality, consumerism, social activism, nationalism, and economic disparity. ICA continues to challenge and explore the established definition of a contemporary art institute, fostering bold and innovative programming, along with international partnerships that provide a platform for established and emerging artists, and create groundbreaking curatorial exchange.

Exhibitions in the upcoming seasons include: Banal Presents, the final chapter of the pioneering three-part exhibition Colored People Time, which aims to develop new discourse around race, history, and time through the lens of the present day; arms ache avid aeon: fierce pussy amplified, an exhibition illuminating the distinct artistic practices of the four individual members of the collective, who formed in New York City in the 1990s at the height of the AIDS crisis; the first major institutional exhibition of Philadelphia-based artist Michelle Lopez that features her most ambitious work to date; the first solo presentation of the video work of Trevor Shimizu, which will be mounted at Kunsthalle Lissabon as an extension of the landmark international initiative I is for Institute, a project spearheaded by ICA that investigates the nature of an institute through physical and digital manifestations; and an exhibition devoted to the work of Philadelphia- based sculptor Karyn Olivier.