ICA Philadelphia Explores Black History in "Colored People Time" Exhibition

“Colored People Time” will be put on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and is curated by Meg Onli. The three chapters: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts and Banal Presents will be displayed to the public one after the other throughout 2019.

The exhibitions will look into how slavery and colonialism in the past affect the present as well as the future. With the intention to further explore the oppression of Black people, the art pieces stress on the on-going subjugation and its potential impact on future society.

Coming up first is the Mundane Future exhibition displaying works of four contemporary artists such as Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, Aria Dean, and Dave McKenzie which peeps into the future of black cultural production until March 31.

Co-curated with anthropologist Monique Scott, Quotidian Pasts will showcase Matthew Angelo Harrison’s latest objet d’art. This chapter aims to explain the intricacy of collecting and exhibiting African objects. As for Banal Presents, the exhibition will feature recent pieces of Sable Elyse Smith, Cameron Rowland, and Carolyn Lazard.

Make sure to take a look at ICA’s website for more information. In more art-related news, Nari Ward addresses social issues with powerful artworks made of trash.

ICA Philadelphia
118 S 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Currently on view at ICA Philadelphia, ‘Mundane Futures’–the first chapter of the three-part exhibition, ‘Colored People Time’–has been named by @nylonmag as one of ‘15 Necessary Exhibitions To See This Black History Month.’ Click the link in our bio to read Executive Editor @kmiversen’s description of a ‘provocative, fascinating look at the way the Black American experience has shaped and really provided the framework for our larger American experience.’ . ‘Colored People Time: Mundane Futures’ is on view through March 31, and will be followed by ‘Quotidian Pasts’ (Apr. 26–Aug.11) and ‘Banal Presents’ (Sept. 13–Dec.22). Admission is free, for all. . #ICAphiladelphia. #EncounterTheUnexpected.

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