ICA: Programs and Events

The Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania has an upcoming show that caught my eye.  Thought you might enjoy it!

ICA: Programs and Events
Performance: Armleder and Marclay
fri dec 1 @ 7pm

ICA presents a rare and experimental performance by frequent collaborators, John Armleder and Christian Marclay, both known for blending different artistic disciplines. John Armleder, equally recognized for his painting, drawing and sculpture, comes out of the Fluxus movement with its emphasis on performance and collaboration. Christian Marclay is a visual artist and composer whose work explores the juxtaposition between sound, photography, video and film. Taking their cue from the holiday season and their mutual obsessions with Christmas music, both will combine blatant sentimentality with vangourd experimentation for a holiday experience like none other that you’ve heard before.

A Spiegel Fund Event

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The World’s Fair – How families eat around the world – in photos.

This is an interesting use of photography, and definitely an artistic endeavor. I just don’t know how to work in the technology aspect. Maybe you could see the unbelievably wide difference in food choices as being related to each family’s exposure to technology? I don’t know. The photos are revealing, and in their own way, beautiful.

The World’s Fair
Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel have a newish book out which is just wonderful from a food perspective. Essentially, they’ve traveled the world to meet “average” families and report on their dietary habits. Apart from being thematically intriguing from a journalistic point of view, it’s also quite awesome from a visual perspective. Basically, Peter has taken photos of the families with their weekly food totals.

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