The ICA Miami will open in its new location just in time for Miami Art Week 2017. Now located at 61 NE 41st Street in the Miami Design District, the Institute for Contemporary Art, Miami, is the city's home for the most cutting-edge of contemporary art. The 37,500-square-foot, three-story venue opens December 1 and boasts more than double the exhibition space of its previous home.
The museum now also features a sculpture garden, which will host a rotating collection of important contemporary works. Probably the most iconic sculpture in the garden is that of pop artist George Segal. Many will instantly recognize the New York artist’s Three Figures and Four Benches (1979), which feature plaster cast people sitting on benches. There are also large-scale installations and site-specific commissions by Allora & Calzadilla, Abigail DeVille, Pedro Reyes, and Miami-based artist Mark Handforth. DeVille’s piece will only be there until October 2018 and Allora & Calzadilla through October of the following year. The other pieces will stay through November 2020.
Inside, the inaugural ICA program includes The Everywhere Studio. It is a thematic survey designed to trace the impact and influence of the physical space where the artist creates: their studio. The works on display cover the post-war era to the present day and feature artists like Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneemann, Jason Rhoades, Martin Kippenberger, Elaine Sturtevant, Anna Oppermann, Tetsumi Kudo, and Andrea Zittel, in addition to others.
Other galleries within the ICA will feature solo exhibitions of work by Edward and Nancy Kienholz, Senga Nengudi, and Hélio Oiticica. Selections from significant periods of these artists’ careers will be found on the ground floor galleries. Robert Gober’s untitled series of photographs (1978–2000) and an untitled drain (1993–94) will also be on special view. Finally, the museum would not be contemporary were it not to include brand new work. It has commissioned new works by Chris Ofili, Charles Gaines and an emerging Miami-based artist, Tomm El-Saieh.
Admission is free but you are asked to reserve your online advance ticket on icamiami.org.
The museum’s Art Week schedule is as follows:
ICA Miami Opening Day
December 1, 12–8 p.m.
ICA Miami officially opens its new home. Reserve your free tickets online, year-round at icamiami.org.
The Next Garden Party
Presented by MINI USA
December 2, 7–10 p.m.
Open to ICA Next level members and above
ICA Miami + Design District Family Day
December 3, 12–5 p.m.
VIP Opening Reception for The Everywhere Studio
December 5, 7 p.m.
Open to ICA Miami members, VIP cardholders, and invited guests
ICA Miami Public Opening
December 6–10, Art Basel Miami Beach Hours: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
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