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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 » »

Ei Arakawa and Sergei Terpnin, All Apologies, from the performance.  People wearing Steve Buscemi masks handed out by the artists. Photo by Libby

Weekly Update – Consciousness-raising at Vox Populi

Like the unruly cousin of Queer Voice at ICA last spring, Quadruple-Consciousness at Vox Populi offers a look at artists who use parody or hyperbole to critique American culture. Much of the work by the 19 artists is performance-based, with two nights of live performance central to the show. (If you missed the opening night, you can catch different performers live at the show’s closing on Jan. 29.)