Excursus is a multifaceted initiative at the ICA in which artists, designers, publishers, and other cultural producers whose work engages the archive and publication are invited to create a platform for more intimate programming, alongside an online residency at excursus.icaphila.org. Building on the idea of an excursus (an exposition or digression from a primary text) each invited artist-in-residence activates and re-imagines both the physical and discursive space of the ICA. Follow the project at: excursus.icaphila.org.

Excursus I: Reference Library
Up on My Back and I Will Take You Thither

September 14 – December 11, 2011

Excursus II: East of Borneo
January 25 – March 25, 2012

Excursus III: Ooga Booga
September 26 – December 16, 2012

Excursus IV: Primary Information
March 20 – June 15, 2013

Organized by Alex Klein, The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Program Curator.

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