Over 50 years of the artist’s video and media work on how images, sound, and cultural iconography inform representation is on view through December 30.
Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia
ICA Philadelphia Reopens for Fall 2020 With Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal
The first major retrospective of the free jazz icon’s multidisciplinary work is on view from September 26, 2020, until January 24, 2021.
The Everyday Manifestations of Colonialism’s Legacy
Banal Presents is the third and final chapter in Colored People Time, departing from the previous shows’ speculative representations to examine the ways that colonialism and slavery have permeated the United States’ past, present, and future.
The Distinct Shapes and Movements of Korean Modernism
Ultimately, Suki Seokyeong Kang’s use of the modernist grid is distinctly Korean.
Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art Is the First Museum Certified by W.A.G.E.
Many nonprofit and artist-run spaces have earned Working Artists and the Greater Economy’s stamp of approval since it launched its certification process in 2014, but the ICA is the first museum to do so.
The Rich History of Video Art from 1973 to Today
This vast collection of video art reveals how artists have been speaking back to mass modes of communication for decades.
Plié Meets Twerk in a Performance of Black Queer Joy
In Jumatatu Poe’s work, movements that appear classical blend seamlessly with voguing, African dance movements, and J-Sette, a style sprung out of black Southern drill teams.
Speak, Memory: Becky Suss’s Painterly Anthropology
In his 1973 essay “Approaches to What?,” an underground classic of documentary aesthetics, French writer Georges Perec opposes the drive to find meaning primarily in “the big event, the untoward, the extra-ordinary: the front-page splash, the banner headlines.”
Barbara Kasten’s Slippery Analog Photography
PHILADELPHIA — Talking about the limitations of photography, painter David Hockney said that art “must deeply involve an observer whose body somehow has to be brought back in.” At the time, he was pessimistic about the medium’s possibilities. Enter Barbara Kasten.
Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States
This list gives you a sense of some of the best this year across the United States.
Deconstructing an Artist’s Dubious Claim
PHILADELPHIA — When I first saw William Pope.L’s “Claim” (2009), I was intrigued by its emphatic presence and endless detail. Created for the exhibition Ruffneck Constructivists at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, “Claim” is an enormous wall, about a foot thick, 36 feet wide, and 15 feet tall.