Thursday, November 18
$20 general admission; $16 members and students
Mark Bradford, Hilton Als & Helen Molesworth
Get to know artist Mark Bradford in a lively conversation with New Yorker writer Hilton Als and the ICA Chief Curator.
Bradford is an archeologist of his own environment, a predominantly black neighborhood of Los Angeles. He uses materials with a “built-in history”: endpapers used to perm black hair, salvaged plywood, “for sale” signs. LA Weekly describes his works as “shimmering, lovely and playful, while also woven through with strands of information that lead to tangles of race, gender, sexuality and class.”
A contributor of theater, visual art, and literary reviews for The New Yorker, Hilton Als was also a staff writer for Village Voice and editor-at-large for Vibe magazine. He is the author of The Women, a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity, and The Group, a discussion of James Baldwin and the black and Jewish intellectual worlds.
The Mark Bradford exhibition will be open until 6:30 pm for members and ticket holders.