headshots of Trevor Paglen and Jimena Canales
Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 7 PM
Artist and recent MacArthur “Genius” award recipient Trevor Paglen’s diverse art practice often resembles investigative reporting, with methods ranging from photographing drones in the sky to launching a low-orbit satellite he...More
International Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism
Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate International Women’s Day by helping close the gender gap in Wikipedia articles and editors. Drop in to create or improve Wikipedia pages on female artists included in the ICA collection and exhibitions. Computers, wi-fi, and...More
Wangechi Mutu's artwork A Promise to Communicate
Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 7 PM
Artists Wangechi Mutu and Okwui Okpokwasili each uncover narratives on collective actions and struggles in projects on view at the ICA this season. Okpokwasili’s multidisciplinary performance Poor People’s TV Room explores resistance...More
HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, thewayblackmachine.net, 2014–ongoing
Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 2 PM
The collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? includes activists, writers, historians and artists across disciplines who created an archive of black engagement in social media composed of algorithmically-generated, electronically processed images and...More
Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman II, 1995
Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 2–5 PM
Tour both the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the ICA as part of the Boston area–wide Art and Technology collaboration. The tour will begin at the List, considering works on view in Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974–1995, a...More
Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004-2005
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 4:15 PM – Sat, Mar 24, 4:15 PM
This important three-day conference led by the Hutchins Center for African American Research and institutions of higher-education explores new ideas and research on imaging of the black body. The ICA will be a participant in the conference, which...More
HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, thewayblackmachine.net, 2014–ongoing
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 6 PM
Gain deeper insight into how Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA, selected and organized the works in this extensive exhibition. Respini will lead visitors through the galleries, discussing how new technologies have influenced art-...More
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Surface Tension, 1992
Sun, Apr 8, 2018, 2 PM
Matthew Kenyon, artist and associate professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, considers artistic responses to military practices. Kenyon will discuss the role of technology in war and memory of violence, focusing on Harun Farocki’s...More
Neon flowers sign
Thu, Apr 19, 2018, 6 PM
Noah Kelley, founder of activist organization Hack*Blossom and creator of the DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity, shares how to protect yourself and your community from predatory surveillance. Kelley will outline threats to cybersecurity including...More
Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Permission Streak (still), 2016
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 6 PM
Jeff De Blois, Assistant Curator, discusses the “Performing the Self” section of Art in the Age of the Internet, which considers how online platforms open up possibilities for expression of individual and community identities. Includes...More

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