ICP Public Programs Winter/Spring 2018
Most programs are free with registration. Each event's location is noted below.
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In Conversation: Edmund Clark and Erin Barnett
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Edmund Clark and ICP Director of Exhibitions and Collections Erin Barnett discuss Edmund Clark: The Day the Music Died, an exhibition that explores new ways to visualize the structures of power and control in the global War on Terror.
Optics: Visions of Love
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Critic Jillian Steinhauer hosts Amy Beecher, Moira Weigel, and Fei Liu in this Valentine’s Day–themed examination of the visual culture of modern love, from cyborg erotics to reality TV.
Picturing Place: The Anthropology of Race, Class, and Community
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
An interdisciplinary conversation on portraying the realities of life below the poverty line and what it means to study one's own community.
ICP Lab: The Parallel State by Guy Martin
THURSDAY, MARCH 1 | 6:30–8:45 PM | ICP MUSEUM
British documentary photographer Guy Martin guides the audience through a multi-layered investigation of Turkey’s political and social state, examining the powerful relationship between TV, computer screens, and people’s actions on the street.
ICP Lab: From The X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 | 3–5:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
The 90s. An era of hope bracketed between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) and the fall of the two World Trade Center towers (2001). New aspirations of politics, technology, and culture gradually vanished, prefigured by the dark conspiracy theories of The X-Files and The Matrix, where the known world is an illusion. An interactive conversation moderated by ICP’s Matthew Carson and Bernard Yenelouis.
ICP Lab: #WomenMatter by #Dysturb
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 | 6:30–8:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Benjamin Petit and Kyla Woods of the photography collective #Dysturb present the #WomenMatter campaign and the role of paste-up campaigns in contemporary documentary practice.
Trevor Paglen: The Planet is a Sensor
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
MacArthur fellow, artist, journalist, author, and photographer Trevor Paglen discusses his illuminating work on surveillance, covert operations, and classified landscapes.
ICP Lab: An Archipelago of Three Islands
SUNDAY, MARCH 18 | 3–5:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Independent publisher Aron Mörel and curator Joshua Chuang host an afternoon of visual conversations and live performances by three artists: Asger Carlsen, Jeff Mermelstein, and Nick Waplington.
And Then They Came for Us
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 | 6:30–8:30 PM | ANGELIKA FILM CENTER
The New York premiere of And Then They Came for Us, a documentary film by Abby Ginzburg and Ken Schneider, featuring George Takei.
ICP Lab: Queering the Collection
SUNDAY, MARCH 25 | 3–5:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Artists, curators, librarians, activists, and others come together in conversation about queer artist books, zines, and publications in contemporary culture. Moderated by Christopher Clary and ICP’s Emily Dunne and featuring the GenderFail zine archive.
Japanese Incarceration: Public Memory and Cultural Production, Part I
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Poet Kimiko Hahn introduces an in-gallery reading prior to a conversation moderated by Tom Ikeda, executive director of Densho, between poet Christine Kitano and photographer Kevin Miyazaki. Presented in collaboration with the Poetry Society of America.
Japanese Incarceration: Public Memory and Cultural Production, Part II
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Julian Saporiti with Erin Aoyama present the immersive musical experience No-No Boy, followed by a discussion with poet Brandon Shimoda, photographer Paul Kitagaki, and scholar Bob Lee. Presented in collaboration with the Poetry Society of America.
Bronx Artist Documentary Project Book Signing and Film Screening
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
A book signing of Bronx Artist Documentary Project and a screening of its companion film Artistic Energy: the Bronx, both of which feature photographs that document the borough’s vibrant visual arts community.
Heather Ann Thompson: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Pulitzer Prize– and Bancroft Prize–winning historian Heather Ann Thompson discusses civil liberties in our heavily surveilled and incarcerated society.
Carceral Aesthetics: Vision and Imprisonment
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
A conversation with artists and scholars working on issues of aesthetics, visibility, and photography vis-a-vis American prisons.
ICP Lab: The Blue Skies Project
THURSDAY, April 19 | 6:30–8:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Photographer Anton Kusters presents his multi-year project making 1,078 photographs of the blue skies above every known SS concentration camp that existed between 1933 and 1945.
ICP Lab: Blue Skies and Bad Dreams
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 | 2:30–5 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Poets, thinkers, historians, and artists come together to reflect on Anton Kusters’s use of metaphor in his Blue Skies Project, a multimedia project centered on 1,078 photographs of the blue skies above every known SS concentration camp that existed between 1933 and 1945. Moderated by Fred Ritchin.
In Conversation: Josh Begley
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Digital artist and programmer Josh Begley discusses his artistic practice, which maps systems of surveillance and incarceration vis-a-vis data visualizations, digital archives, and real-time applications.
ICP Lab: Death Takes a Holiday: On the Interexchange of Counterculture
THURSDAY, APRIL 26 | 6:30–8:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Inspired by Darin Mickey’s photobook Death Takes a Holiday, join us for a playful discussion and jam session where vinyl covers meet beat photography, fanzines and ezines unite, and YouTube playlists forge ahead as we explore the creative legacy of 80s and 90s subcultures.
Photography, Immigration, and the Making of Citizenship: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
TUESDAY, MAY 1 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Professor Anna Pegler-Gordon discusses the role of photography in shaping immigration policy ahead of a panel discussion with Carl Takei, senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality; Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute’s office at NYU School of Law; and Bitta Mostofi, an immigrant rights advocate and human rights organizer.
Conflict, Terror, Spectacle: A Closing Conversation with Edmund Clark
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Edmund Clark is joined by artists, activists, and scholars to discuss themes from the ICP Museum exhibition Edmund Clark: The Day the Music Died during the final week of the show.
ICP Lab: Creativity Doesn't Discriminate
THURSDAY, MAY 3 | 6:30–8:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
This panel discussion addresses the enduring lack of diversity across the creative industries and how to work towards closing the gap.
Open Engagement Open House: The Image and Social Change
FRIDAY, MAY 11 | 1–3:30 PM | ICP SCHOOL
Organized in partnership with Open Engagement 2018, this panel discussion considers radical curatorial methodologies that recognize young people as cultural producers and image-based work that sits at the intersection of art and activism.
Vision and Technology: Toward a More Just Future
MONDAY, MAY 14 | 9:30 AM–5:30 PM | KNOCKDOWN CENTER
Organized in collaboration with Eyebeam, this daylong symposium addresses the implications of visuality, representation, and privacy in the age of surveillance and big data.
Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
ICP’s Center for Visual Culture and accompanying programs have been made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for public programs has been provided by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.