The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami’s Art + Research Center (A+RC) is the museum’s new research department dedicated to fostering a more robust and critical intellectual dialogue in the South Florida region and beyond. A+RC’s program will feature application-based graduate-level workshops and public presentations by leading thinkers and theorists in the humanities and social sciences, exploring themes such as climate change and social justice that impact the conditions from which contemporary art emerges.
For the pilot semester, beginning October 3, under the theme of “New Social Abstractions,” leading artists-theorists Hito Steyerl, Simon Denny, Evan Calder Williams, and writer Ana Teixeira Pinto will lead an exploration into new levels of complexity that organize our modern world and discuss new kinds of artistic production that this development may demand.
Workshops (Enrollment Required):
October 3–5: Evan Calder Williams, 6:30pm
October 10–12: Simon Denny, 6:30pm
October 17–19: Ana Teixeira Pinto, 6:30pm
October 26-27: Hito Steyerl, 6:30pm
Public Lectures (Free RSVP Required):
October 6: Evan Calder Williams, 7pm, ICA Miami
October 13: Simon Denny, 7pm, Palm Court
October 20: Ana Teixeira Pinto, 7pm, ICA Miami
October 28: Hito Steyerl, 7pm, Palm Court
The Art + Research Center’s semester of month-long graduate-level workshops are free to attend, but require an application and a $25 administrative fee. Applications are available at www.icamiami.org/arc. Space is limited, and the deadline to apply is September 25, 2016. Admission to A+RC public lectures are free with RSVP.
A+RC is funded through a generous grant from the Wege Foundation, directly supporting the department’s faculty and staff. Launched in 2016, the Art + Research Center is made possible through vision and the philanthropic leadership of the museum’s Board of Trustees and Founder’s Circle.