Rebus
Nov 23, 2015

Try your hand at colorful code-making as students at Black Mountain College did.

Black Mountain College, Students on the porch of Lee Hall

A kind of social equality that instilled values of participatory democracy was a hallmark of the Black Mountain experience. Housing at Black Mountain College was shared by all, echoing the first college catalogue’s explanation of the faculty to student relationship; “the relation is not so much of teacher to student as of one member of the community to another.”

Students on the porch of Lee Hall, n.d. Courtesy Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.

Nov 23, 2015

The progressive liberal arts college was a utopian experiment: interdisciplinary, communal, non-hierarchical, and unlike anything else in the United States.

Installation view, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957

Installation view, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, on view Oct. 10, 2015–Jan. 24, 2016. Photo by Liza Voll.

Gift Guide 2015
Nov 21, 2015

Get in the “spirit” of the season (whether you’re attending or bartending) with these beautiful books and objects sure to get the holiday party going.

Paul Laffoley, The Visionary Point, 1970

Paul Laffoley, The Visionary Point, 1970. Oil, acrylic, ink, and hand applied vinyl letters on canvas, 73 1/2 × 73 1/2 in. Courtesy of Kent Fine Art.

Nov 18, 2015

With humor, charisma, devotion, and a keen sense of formal complexity and information design, Paul Laffoley’s work ran through all manner of theories of everything.

Film, Nan Goldin
Nov 13, 2015

The influential photographer on sex, love, loss, inspiration, and why she relies so heavily on the “family” she’s created.

John Cage and Pierre Boulez
Nov 12, 2015

John Cage and Pierre Boulez weren’t as different as some might think.

Swoon, Braddock, Church
Nov 11, 2015

Help recreate a run-down church in Braddock, Pennsylvania, as a “work of art, a center for creativity, and a place for new beginnings.” 

Eva Respini

Photo by Liza Voll.

Oct 27, 2015

Respini is currently organizing exhibitions of artists Walid Raad and Liz Deschenes.

Pepo Salazar, Yoga Alliance, 2015

Pepo Salazar, Yoga Alliance, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

“Upon arrival in a city, one should proceed directly to the national art museum.”

Faye Driscoll dance, thank you for coming

Photo by Maria Baranova.

Oct 02, 2015

Thoughts on Faye Driscoll’s aesthetically promiscuous, collaborative, radical, uncategorizable work.

Lars Jan, The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

Lars Jan, The Institute of Memory (TIMe). Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sep 30, 2015

Four remarkable new theater pieces and why you should see great performance more than once.

Runway

Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Sep 29, 2015

From an over-the-top interpretation of Jean Genet’s The Maids to a notorious opera infused with the genius of artist William Kentridge, four productions worth traveling for.

Zanele Muholi
Sep 25, 2015

A short (and definitely not comprehensive) list of exhibitions worth traveling for this season.

Sol LeWitt, Run I

From Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt at the Addison Gallery of American Art. 

Sol LeWitt, Run I, 1962. Oil on canvas and wood, 63.5 x 63.5 x 3.5 inches. LeWitt Collection, Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. © 2015.  The LeWitt Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Sep 16, 2015

ICA staff let you know where they’ll be this fall. 

Walid Raad, We decided to let them say “we are convinced” twice. It was more convincing this way, 1982/2004

Walid Raad, We decided to let them say “we are convinced” twice. It was more convincing this way, 1982/2004, pigmented inkjet print, 44 x 67 inches. Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg. © 2015 Walid Raad

Sep 10, 2015

The ICA looks abroad with exhibitions featuring Walid Raad; Nalini Malani; and Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian

ICA Statement, 1948

ICA Statement, 1948

Sep 10, 2015

The surprising connections between two renegade institutions—Black Mountain College and the ICA—and how they impacted the course of art history

Film still of Peggy Guggenheim
Sep 10, 2015

The legendary and eccentric collector changed art history forever. 

Diana Thater, Delphine LACMA

Diana Thater, Delphine, 1999. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen. © Diana Thater

Summer 2018 at the Watershed

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