ICA LA celebrates its 2023 Fall Open House featuring new exhibitions: Barbara T. Smith: Proof in the main galleries, Infinite Rehearsal with Chris Emile and No)one. Art House in the Elsa Longhauser Project Room, and Data (beta): the labor of looking with Tatiana Vahan, York Chang, and the 2023 Agency of Assets fellows in the Annex.

ICA LA Open House

Open House activities kick off at 4pm with an Art Talk by Barbara T. Smith and Jenelle Porter, Guest Curator, followed by an opening reception from 5-7pm featuring rehearsals with No)One. Art House.

Food and drink will be served, with music by Algorythm.code.


Barbara T. Smith

ICA LA presents a comprehensive museum survey of Los Angeles artist Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931, Pasadena, US). A pioneer of the performance art movement of the late 1960s, Smith has long produced work that explores the self, sexuality, gender roles, physical as well as spiritual sustenance, love, life, and death. Assembling an expansive range of artwork and performance-related ephemera, the exhibition will also survey Smith’s bold experimentation. While her groundbreaking performances have received critical attention, the objects Smith has made over nearly sixty years—many for, or as a result of, performances—are less known. This includes the artist’s radical Xerox works, mixed media assemblages, sculptures, artist’s books, drawings, paintings, photographs, and videos. Organized by ICA LA guest curator Jenelle Porter, this survey will celebrate Smith’s incomparable contributions to contemporary art, feminism, performance, and technology.

Don’t miss the above survey in addition to Infinite Rehearsal in the Project Room, and 2023 Agency of Assets fellows in the Annex.

Infinite Rehearsal

Art House will receive an invitation to create, inspire, teach, and play without the burden of expecting an end result. ICA LA Project Room will be transformed into a space of continuous rehearsal. Conceived together with Los Angeles-based artist and choreographer Chris Emile, Infinite Rehearsal reimagines the gallery as a studio. Here, Emile and frequent collaborators from his movement-based collective No)one.

Featured artists include Chris Emile, Shauna Davis, Marcella Lewis, Jobel Medina, Cody Perkins, Jordan Slaffey, and Qwenga. Rehearsals will take place daily at ICA LA, Wednesday through Sunday.

Also on view:
Christine Sun Kim: Bounce Back
Bookshelf Residency: Reparations Club

What: Open House, New Exhibitions
Where: 1717 E.7th Street, Los Angeles, 90021
When: October 7, 2023, 4:00pm – 7:00
Website: https://www.theicala.org/

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