Art Events this Week 1/22 – 1/26

A Lunar New Year

Jan 22 2020 @ 6:00 PM

Fortune rat party poster

For many cultures that attend to the lunar calendar, January 2020 marks not only the end of the Year of the Pig, but also the beginning of a new 12-year zodiac cycle. FORTUNE, a monthly small-run submission-based publication by and for queer Asian publics, will celebrate the end of its year-long run with forms as urgently iterative as they are new for us: a double-issue released by way of a festival, featuring performances by queer Asian artists.

This project, one in a series of gatherings that mark each issue’s release, will be of a scope larger than we’ve been able to produce. Though we make our practice tangible in print, our gatherings do the work of filling in the blanks, of giving life to shared references, of building real kinship amongst our network. This performance festival will feature modes of creative expression that extend beyond expectation of common language. We imagine a distinct and generative space for queer Asian-American folk outside the bounds of text, one rooted in the Asian diasporic cultural traditions of performance, material craft, music, and food.

Ana Roxanne
Wo Chan
Madam Data

ICA Exhibition: Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves
The ICA presents a solo exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Philadelphia-based artist Karyn Olivier. Everything That’s Alive Moves offers the rare opportunity to examine the recent trajectories of Olivier’s investigation into scale, public memory, and their relation to issues of inclusivity and acceptance. A new obelisk sculpture, a fully-functioning carousel for one rider, a large car made entirely of repurposed shoes —gathered for export to poor countries—and a brick wall built using discarded clothing as mortar, are among the works selected to be reimagined and constructed on-site at the ICA.

ICA Spring Opening Celebration
Institute of Contemporary Art | 118 South 36th Street

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Featured Exhibitions:Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades | Ongoing through May 10, 2020
Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves | Jan 24-May 10, 2020
Trevor Shimizu: Performance Artist | Jan 24-May 10, 2020

JAN 28, 2020, 4:30PM–6:30PM

Visual Studies/Sachs Lecture in Contemporary Art: Jill Magid

Image courtesy of Oscilloscope.About

Jill Magid is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Solo exhibitions include: Museum Univesitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; San Francisco Art Institute; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands. She has participated in Manifesta, Performa, and Biennials in Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, Gothenburg, and Oslo. Magid is the recipient of the 2017 Calder Prize. Her first feature film, The Proposal (83 min. 2018) premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival and was recently released in theatres across the USA with distribution by Oscilloscope Labs.

This lecture is part of the 2019-2020 Visual Studies Lecture Series, funded in part by the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. For more programs, visit:

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