Exhibition - Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist?

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 at 11:00am

Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

In celebration of its tenth anniversary, Kunsthalle Lissabon in Portugal has invited four arts organizations to take over its exhibition space and digital platforms to examine how geographical and organizational differences challenge notions of institutional identity. This November, ICA will inhabit and transform the Lisbon venue — from production methods to infrastructure —  into an extension of its Philadelphia building to present an exhibition of the video work of artist Trevor Shimizu. Primarily recognized for his paintings and drawings, Shimizu will create an in-depth installation of his videos, video paintings, and online interventions, offering a prescient and poignant commentary on affect and identity in our socially mediated moment.

Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist is part of the ICA initiative I is for Institute, which examines the perceptions and parameters of contemporary arts institutions as a way to create a space for dialogue about how we might re-imagine them. The project unfolds through a series of exhibition collaborations and conversations with curators and directors reflecting on their work and its institutional and local contexts. The conversations are archived online at iisforinstitute.icaphila.org

Date: November 20, 2019 through February 1, 2020

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