Opening of Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Posted by T.A.F. 10.12.2017
art-culture

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) opens the doors to its new permanent home in the Miami Design District on December 1, 2017, with a bold inaugural program that reflects the museum’s commitment to championing new narratives in contemporary art and to providing a platform for the exchange of art and ideas. With more than double the exhibition space, ICA Miami presents its first thematic survey and most ambitious exhibition to date, bringing together the work of contemporary innovators with that of modern masters. The new building also enables the museum to expand its commitment to mounting monographic presentations that offer new insight on under-recognized artists and deepen scholarship in the field; and to commissioning boundary-pushing works of art through the debut of six new large-scale works, on view throughout the museum and its sculpture garden.

Highlights of the inaugural program include The Everywhere Studio, a thematic survey tracing the impact and influence of the artist’s studio from post-war to the present day. Focused solo exhibitions of work by Edward and Nancy Kienholz, Senga Nengudi, and Hélio Oiticica respectively bring to light significant periods of each artist’s work, providing renewed understandings of their practices and underscoring the museum’s commitment to developing new scholarship in post-war and contemporary art. Robert Gober’s untitled series of photographs (1978–2000) and an untitled drain (1993–94), newly pledged long-term loans to the museum from Irma and Norman Braman, are on special view, as well as exhibitions of newly commissioned works by Chris Ofili and emerging Miami-based artist Tomm El-Saieh. The museum’s outdoor sculpture garden features a significant sculpture by George Segal, a major loan from Miami-based collector Martin Z. Margulies, alongside large-scale installations and site-specific commissions by Allora & Calzadilla, Abigail DeVille, and Miami-based artist Mark Handforth.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collections, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time. The museum is deeply committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.

The Everywhere Studio
December 5, 2017–February 26, 2018

Encompassing some 100 works in painting, sculpture, video, and installation, The Everywhere Studio brings together over 50 artists from the past five decades to reveal the artist’s studio as a charged site that has both predicted and responded to broader social and economic changes of our time. Through a combination of post-war artists through emerging practitioners—including Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Philip Guston, Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneemann, Dieter Roth, Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, Rosemarie Trockel, Elaine Sturtevant, Anna Oppermann, Joyce Pensato, Andrea Zittel, and Tetsumi Kudo, among others—the exhibition aims to create intergenerational dialogues that enhance understanding of the most innovative artists working today.

From the studio as a site of labor; to one that blurs production, performance, and spectacle; to a concept that defines the artist’s own identity; the exhibition examines the work of artists who, in response to changing socioeconomic influences, represented new modes of working and living that would subsequently spread across society. Newly commissioned works by Neïl Beloufa, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Margaret Honda, and Yuri Pattison, conclude the exhibition with current reflections on our digital age and the impact of technology on society.

The Everywhere Studio is curated by ICA Miami Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld, Curator of Programs Gean Moreno, and Associate Curator Stephanie Seidel.

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