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News post – Rebuilding Rhoades’ Creation Myth DIY, Writing Lessons from Grizzlyx2, Dolan/Maxwell in Miami, opportunities and more!

News   2 from the ICA - 1. Institute of Contemporary Art Chief Preparator Paul Swenbeck is mounting several shows of his own, at “Pervasive Clay” at Penn’s Charles Addams Gallery and— in collaboration with artist and wife Joy Feasley — “A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Pervasive Clay runs through October 28; the Fabric Workshop show until January 2015. In November his next curatorial project Clarke’s Third Law opens at Space 1026. 2. If you are a by-the-numbers type, your next side project has arrived. Students at Penn, under the collaborative instruction of Professor Kenneth Goldsmith and Liz Park, Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow, have created  an owner’s manual to a build-it-yourself version ... More » »

David Lynch's self-explanatory  Burn Pinecone and Throw in Your House. Photo: Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany.

News post – Lynch’s PAFA conquest nears, Charles Clary at Pierogi, Reflecting Design artists announced, opportunities and more!

News It’s not open until September 13, but David Lynch: The Unified Field at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is on the lips of many major institutions in the art world. From a Twin Peaks screening featuring actress Catherine E. Coulson to a short-film competition judged by Lynch and his studio, the exhibition has just about covered every way to engage with Lynch’s enigmatic and influential body of work. You can find a full program of both public and members-only events associated with the show at PAFA online. When you’re the ICA, the revelry never ends. Fresh off their 50th anniversary celebration, the Institute ... More » »

Anchorage Art Museum, where Diedra Krieger is now. Photo courtesy of the AAR.

News post – ICA counts down to 50, Mia Rosenthal in Little Rock, “Rescue or Destroy” saves/scourges, opportunities and more!

News ICA@50 is wrapping up its anniversary celebration on August 17 with a reverse countdown, a reflection, and a musical celebration. A film by Korean artist Jeamin Cha, the Group ZERO exhibition, and a serenade by Bardo Pond and DJ LIGHTHEAT all come together for the closing celebration on ICA’s terrace. Lil’ Pop Shop popsicles, a variety of snacks, and beer are amongst the edible offerings. The Pew Foundation’s Friday web feature is a weekly spotlight on what’s going on in the lives of their Fellows. On deck this week is 2012 Pew Fellow Dan Murphy, who runs Megawords with Anthony Smyrski. If you want ... More » »

Some collected work by Alex Lukas, now on view at Guerrero Gallery. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Lukas+Powers+Riley at Guerrero Gallery, the ICA’s “Miranda” calls it a day, FJORD’s summer show opens, opportunities and more!

News FJORD is soon to be a source of collaborative goodness, thanks to Ted Gahl and Gregory Kalliche. Joining together once again for this summer’s “Lines Like Legs,” the two artists present installations of their works, all of which were conceived and assembled separately as part of Gahl and Kalliche’s ongoing PAT project. The show opens August 1 from 6-9 PM. Rachel Pastan, writer of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Miranda blog is departing for greener pastures. Since masterminding Miranda in 2010 as ICA’s Staff Writer, Rachel’s served as Editor-at-Large since 2012 and authored three novels, most recently Alena. Now, she’s taking ... More » »

Tim Portlock, "Sunrise-the extended constructivists re-render."

Ruffneck Constructivists rumbles at the Institute of Contemporary Art

[Chip fills us in on a group show dealing with urban issues, curated by artist Kara Walker. -- the artblog editors] When confronted with the idea of the urban landscape and its veritable overload of stimuli, it’s safe to say that there are as many interpretations of cities as there are individuals and intersections therein. Curator Kara Walker attempts to coalesce the impossibly complex concept of contemporary urban culture into an 11-artist exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, which she calls Ruffneck Constructivists; the show is Walker’s retooling of Russian Constructivism focused on the front-line forces shaping our society–intentionally or otherwise–each ... More » »

Amy Sadao, ICA Director, in her office, on April 7, 2014.

Amy Sadao talks about ICA’s programs and upcoming exhibitions – an artblog radio podcast

Amy Sadao, Director of the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)  has won many awards for her work as a curator, organizer and leader in the arts. There are not a lot of women directors of art museums, and Sadao says that’s a problem. She herself had strong woman mentors and credits them for her success. We asked Amy about ICA’s plethora of programs and the museum’s free admissions, and she told us about an upcoming Nicole Eisenman exhibit in the fall and a Barbara Kasten exhibit in 2015, both of which sound great! We spoke with Amy at the ICA on ... More » »

Amy Sadao, ICA Director, in her office, on April 7, 2014.

Next on artblog radio – Amy Sadao on ICA at 50, activism and museum programming

Amy Sadao became Director of the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in 2012 after working as Executive Director of Visual AIDS in New York city, where she took that organization from a budget deficit to a robust budget four times what it had been. Her work for Visual AIDS was activist, and she is still on their Board. Sadao has won many awards for her work, including the Woman in the Arts Leader award. There are not a lot of women directors of art museums, and in this clip from our interview, Sadao talks about that imbalance in the ... More » »

Kara Walker, Auntie Walker’s Wall Sampler for Civilians (detail), 2013. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York © Kara Walker.

Fighting dirty — Kara Walker’s first UK show and upcoming curatorial project

[Katie reviews a controversial show at London's Camden Arts Centre by American artist Kara Walker, and discusses whether the artist is reinforcing or battling racist stereotypes. -- the artblog editors] As I enter, there it is spelled out in bold lettering on the glass doors: “We at Camden Arts Centre are Exceedingly Proud to Present an Exhibition of Capable Artworks by the Notable Hand of the Celebrated American, Kara Elizabeth Walker, Negress.” Even reading this title to Kara Walker’s first major solo UK show is itself somewhat discomfiting; its phrasing carries airs of times past, of printed playbills, hyperbolic flatteries, ... More » »

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News post – iMPeRFeCT Gallery’s Krampus pride, Jon Rafman in “Art After the Internet, major gift to the PMA, opportunities and more!

News   The Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled a stunner of an acquisition this week, announcing that they’ve obtained 97 works from Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. We’ve already gotten word that Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly and Joseph Beuys, who won’t be strangers to anyone familiar with the museum’s existing works, are among the offerings, on view in the Modern and Contemporary Wing. For some, a fearsome Alpine antidote to Yuletide cheer is the main draw of winter. iMPeRFeCT Gallery is chief among the ranks of Krampus enthusiasts, having celebrated this demonic procession at Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties ... More » »

Mike Kelley, Fortress of Solitude

Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 – California performance and installation art connection

(Elizabeth sees the Mike Kelley show at MoMA PS1 with her friend, the West Coast artist Lani Asher, and they talk about the California common denominator to a recent spate of art shows in New York and Philly.–the artblog editors) Joining the hipster crowd on a Sunday at PS1, San Francisco artist Lani Asher and I encounter Mike Kelley’s provocative, disturbing childhood themes in a cheerful, kid-friendly setting, circumnavigating strollers, toddlers and babies being lifted to see. Most of the kids giggle and enjoy the  spectacle, dazzled by the bright colors, dark spaces, catchy music and fuzzy toys. Shocking video ... More » »

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