News Release

Winter 2018 Exhibition Season

December 12, 2017

ICA Announces Three Major Exhibitions for Its 2018 Winter Season:

Thematic Group Exhibition Guest Curated by Artist Nayland Blake, Solo Show by Cary Leibowitz, and Focused Survey of Media Art, Presented in Partnership with Electronic Arts Intermix.

This winter, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania will present three exhibitions that explore how artists have captured, interrogated, and responded to rapidly changing environments in contemporary society. Exhibitions include: a group exhibition curated by artist Nayland Blake that investigates queer identification through new communications technologies; the first comprehensive career survey and solo museum exhibition dedicated to Cary Leibowitz, whose bold text-based works address issues of identity, sexuality, and queer politics; and a focused exhibition on broadcast and video work, organized in partnership with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), that focuses on how artists have engaged with the legacy of broadcast media. Launching at the ICA on February 2, 2018, the winter exhibition program will foster opportunities to engage with a diverse range of artists working within contemporary practice.

“We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with such a dynamic group of artists and institutions this season—from emerging artists exploring the influence of increasingly popular fandom subcultures and digital media on personal identity; to one artist’s attempt to expose raw truths about modern society by mixing pop culture and fine art; to revolutionary innovators who helped pioneer the media art movement, our audiences will encounter topical social issues and contemporary movements that offer resonance and relevance,” said Amy Sadao, Director of ICA in Philadelphia. “Through innovative and timely programming, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania remains committed to fearlessly engaging with topics that break boundaries, encourage discussion, and promote different points of view.”

Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward will be on view February 2 through August 12, 2018. Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show and Broadcasting: EAI at ICA will be on view from February 2 through March 25, 2018. Expanded information on each exhibition can be found by clicking the link above.