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News Release

Myths of the Marble

April 5, 2017

Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania Announces Exhibition Exploring How Artists Approach the Space Between the Virtual and the Real.

Opening April 28, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) will present Myths of the Marble, an exhibition of new and recent works from 11 international artists, seven commissioned specifically for this exhibition. The included works range from painting and sculpture to VR technology and 3D animation, shedding light on the idea of “the virtual” not solely as a computer-generated technology, but as a concept linked to the potential to remap social and political landscapes through a reorientation of the physical and sensorial.

On view through August 6, Myths of the Marble brings together works by Cayetano Ferrer, Ane Graff, Rachel de Joode, Ignas Krunglevičius, Chris Marker, Daria Martin, Florian Meisenberg, Shahryar Nashat, Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne Winterling to explore the space between the immaterial and the physical; relationships to the body, technology, and the natural world; and a new political imaginary introduced by alternate visions of reality.

Myths of the Marble debuted at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) in Norway this February, and is the culmination of an international collaboration between ICA and HOK. Stemming from a dialogue begun by the curators at both institutions, Alex Klein and Milena Hoegsberg, the exhibition was further developed through conversations with many of the included artists and continued through a two-day symposium with many of them at ICA in April 2016.

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