As we noted in our Nov/Dec 2013 feature “50 Years of Now,” Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It’s a major milestone for the non-collecting museum, which has introduced a host of important artists and trends to the world over the years.
In the article, we wrote at length about ICA’s first show of the 2013-14 year, Jason Rhoades: Four Roads. As ICA Director Amy Sadao told us: “It’s the biggest show we’ve ever done, both in terms of content and resources. It’s ambitious because Rhoades’s work is ambitious. It’s big because Rhoades’s work and visions were big. It’s challenging because Rhoades’s work is challenging.”
Rhoades never became a household name in the United States during his short career. He exhibited frequently in Europe, but when he died of a drug overdose at age 41, his work hadn’t been seen much in the U.S. In fact, Four Roads marks the first major American museum exhibition of his work.
The show is up until Dec. 29, and whether you’re planning to go, have already been, or won’t be able to make it, we wanted to share these installation shots, courtesy of ICA.
—Molly Petrilla C’06