Apr 26, 2019
I is for Institute: Conversation with Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela, and Kunsthalle Lissabon
The phrase “I is for Institute” is at once a declaration, a prompt, and a position. When ICA celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, we considered our next chapter by digging deep into our archives and reflecting on the many individual artists, curators, and exhibitions that had shaped our history. Taking a step back from these granular investigations, we then began to ask more general questions.
Apr 25, 2019
Cary Leibowitz and Wayne Koestenbaum in Conversation with Chief Curator Anthony Elms
In his exhibition Museum Show, Cary Leibowitz presents paintings, videos, drawings, sculptures and multiples that are at turns crass, heartbreaking and hilarious. His works are charged by a self-deprecating tone that is occasionally flamboyantly Jewish and always dryly queer. For this program, Leibowitz is joined by Wayne Koestenbaum on the occasion of the release of…
Apr 25, 2019
The Otolith Group in Conversation on The Third Part of the Third Measure
The Institute of Contemporary Art and International House Philadelphia presented a screening of short films reflecting on the themes of collective improvisation, anticolonial resistance and black cultural nationalism found in The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now and Endless Shout. The program included a new digital restoration of Sarah Maldoror’s short…
Apr 25, 2019
A Politics of Publishing: A Conversation with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Taking the contemporary moment in Palestine as a starting point, New York and Ramallah-based artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme address the eclipsing of political radicality and the search for a new political imaginary in the first US presentation of their sprawling, multi-segmented installation The Incidental Insurgents (2012–present). In The Incidental Insurgents: The Part about…