Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara return to ICA to celebrate the conclusion of Excursus III with a special performance by their band, LUCKY DRAGONS, an experimental music group based in Los Angeles and known for their unconventional and multilayered soundscapes, produced in a spirit of collaboration.
Artists Danny McDonald and Patterson Beckwith, members of artist collective ART CLUB 2000, invite you to humiliate yourself! Sing your heart out at a karaoke session hosted by the mysterious Mindy Vale and have your photo taken by Beckwith in his costumed Portable Portrait Studio.
Attend a Skype talk between artist Becca Albee and her father, historian Parker Bishop Albee Jr., about the scandal surrounding actress and author Joan Lowell’s 1929 bestselling autobiography, The Cradle of the Deep. The Albees will share their expertise and debate the details of the controversy.
Enjoy a cup of complimentary La Colombe coffee and join PennDesign MFA student Jacob Rivkin for an intimate conversation about artists and their parents, prompted by the ICA exhibition Jeremy Deller: Joy in People, currently on view at ICA.
Club Nutz and artist Andrew Jeffrey Wright host an afternoon of humor in the smallest comedy club in the world. Opened in Milwaukee in 2009, Club Nutz is a portable, miniature comedy and dance club operated by painters Scott and Tyson Reeder and curator Elysia Borowy-Reeder. The event will include an open-mic “Happy Hour” session where any visitor can tell a joke and win a prize.
Cory Arcangel and Hanne Mugaas share two special collections. Spend the afternoon listening to “Reproduction,” a DJ set by Arcangel from a collection of 12-inch records inspired by his work on pianist Glenn Gould, and perusing a group of books curated by Mugaas that were selected by artist friends and family. The event celebrates the addition of these books to the Ooga Booga’s Excursus installation.
“Don’t Need You” (Dir. Kerri Koch, 2006, 40 mins) offers a firsthand account of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the 1990s, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker and Grace Ambrose, co-organizer of Ladyfest Philadelphia 2013 and ICA Spiegel Fellow, about feminism, music, and DIY culture.
Enjoy a cup of complimentary La Colombe coffee and join Penn History of Art Ph.D candidate Iggy Cortez for an intimate conversation about attachment, fandom, and adolescence, prompted by the ICA exhibition Jeremy Deller: Joy in People, currently on view.
Download PDF Join us at ICA to watch and listen to a cassette tape performance by Dean Allen Spunt, drummer and vocalist for the Los Angeles-based experimental, punk rock duo, NO AGE. Following the set we invite you to participate with Spunt and special guests in the ICA Salon Sound/ Music.
Learn about one of Jeremy Deller’s favorite bands, Happy Mondays, with “Madchester” fanatics, artists, and childhood friends, Anthony Campuzano and Dan Murphy. Share their enthusiasm with an afternoon of anecdotal lore, music, and video clips, followed by a dance party in the ICA’s own version of The Haçienda.
Have a cup of complimentary La Colombe coffee and join Penn MFA student Sarah Tortora for a conversation about the relational and social dimensions of the exhibition “Jeremy Deller: Joy in People” currently on view at ICA.
“Tape Crackers: An Oral History of Jungle Pirate Radio” (Roll Jackson, 2009, 88 mins) introduces us to tapehead Mike Finch and his extensive collection of jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, and grime raves, followed by artist Mark Leckey’s “Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore” (1999, 15 mins), with original and found footage of British casuals, northern soul, and rave.
Writers Trinie Dalton and Jen Bervin will read selections from their latest work and lead a conversation about the process of making books from concept to publication. They will bring a selection of their books and invite you to bring your own examples along with questions.
Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty makes a special trip to ICA to present “Improvisation and the Agency of the Commons: Some Notes on Counterfeiting.” Fresh from a recent visit to China, Beshty will share his insights on aesthetics, political speech, and the commons.
Celebrate Excursus III: Ooga Booga with a meeting of the the Sumi Ink Club and a live musical performance by Freakapuss. Located in L.A.’s Chinatown, Ooga Booga is a bookstore, record label, and exhibition venue for independent art, design, fashion, publishing, and music. This fall Wendy Yao brings Ooga Booga’s community of artists and collaborators to ICA.