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News Release

The Last Place They Thought Of

ICA Announces Group Exhibition by Four Intergenerational Women Artists Exploring Issues of Geography, the Environment, and Black Female Subjectivities:

Opening on April 27, 2018, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) will present a group exhibition by four artists investigating how geographical, ideological, and spatial paradigms determine and reproduce uneven social relations. Featuring works by Torkwase Dyson, Lorraine O’Grady, Jade Montserrat, and Keisha Scarville, The Last Place They Thought Of considers how histories of racial, sexual, and economic exploitation shape our understanding of geography, habitat, and environment. The exhibition seeks to explore the possibility of different, critical engagements with geography through the lens of black female subjectivities and feminisms. The Last Place They Thought Of is curated by ICA Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow Daniella Rose King and will be on view through August 12, 2018.

“Daniella Rose King’s tenure is an exemplary iteration of ICA’s Whitney-Lauder Fellowship,” said Amy Sadao, Director of ICA. “Her experience with transnational and intergenerational artists’ projects with Simone Leigh and Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Wael Shawky demonstrate an early commitment that mirrors ICA’s: critical dialogue, research, and spotlighting artists’ imbrication of visual pleasure, social movements, and expanding cultural histories. It is a great pleasure to provide a home base for her to explore a kunsthalle curatorial practice.”