The new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, is a non-collecting institution that offers a fresh slate of changing exhibitions and programs.
Located in a striking Steven Holl-designed building at one of Richmond’s busiest intersections, the ICA’s inaugural exhibition Declaration include
Declaration highlights the transformative power of art and artists, exploring themes such as racial justice, gender, communication across barriers, human impact on the built and natural environment, and responses to social dysphoria. Art will fill the fluid volumes of the building, activating sites beyond the ICA’s four galleries, from the entrance forum to the café to the auditorium.
Declaration also features off-site collaborations and performances, including a selection of performances at Richmond’s Festival of the River on Brown’s Island, June 8–10, 2018. The ICA’s open circulation allows visitors to experience the exhibition in a non-prescribed sequence from multiple sightlines, reinforcing the importance of chance and agency and the wide range of responses that art can foster.
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Declaration opens April 21 and continues at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University (601 W Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia) through September 9, 2018.