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Frances Stark  'The Inchoate Incarnate: After a Drawing, Toward an Opera, but before a Libretto Even Exists' (2009)

Thematic Exhibitions at the ICA, Grizzly Grizzly and Locks Gallery play with body adornment, materials and art history

White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at the ICA Self-adornment is surely homo sapiens’ first art form: body painting, scarification, tattooing. Garments that offer anything more than basic protection from the elements or environment can be said to participate in that tradition. White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, through July 28 takes a broad, and as the title’s reference to Ovid suggests, rather poetic view of the subject. The exhibition, curated by Anthony Elms, makes no distinction between attire that was worn (RAMMΣLLZΣΣ) and clothing forms meant to be exhibited ... More » »

Paul Thek, detail

Art in Chinatown north – the Good, the Bad and the Slippery

Vox Populi’s Dead Flowers—guest curated by Lia Gangitano of PARTICIPANT INC, New York—invites us to consider the spirit of the underground through little known director Timothy Carey. A vintage poster for The World’s Greatest Sinner! at the entrance of the exhibition proudly announces Carey’s film as—and suggests that any other work in the show should aspire to be—the “Most condemned and praised […] of its time.”