Upcoming Events at ICA

Upcoming Events at ICA

Head over to the Institute for Contemporary Art for these fun + free events happening next month!

Charles Gaines and Fred Moten in Conversation


In conjunction with The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a conversation between Charles Gaines and Fred Moten.

Charles Gaines, whose work is featured in ICA’s presentation of The Freedom Principle, is best known for his utilization of the grid as a means to better understand the relationship between the creation of form and meaning and systems or rule-based procedures.

Coffee and Conversation: Gesamtkunstwerk: A Case Study of Rio Negro II with Hilary R. Whitham


Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.

Hilary R. Whitham will lead a discussion exploring the concept of improvisation and duration, central to The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now. Focusing on Rio Negro II (2015), a collaborative installation by George Lewis, Douglas Ewart, and Douglas Repetto, we will explore how the artists’ deploy sound, color, and motion to create a total sensory experience.