Left: Barbara T. Smith, Just Passing (video still), 1979. Video displayed on CRT monitor, approximately 10 minutes. Courtesy the artist and The Box, Los Angeles. Right: No)one. Art House at the 14th Factory. Image courtesy Chris Emile. Photo by Dan Busta.
Kick off your weekend with art at ICA LA! Join us for a happy hour tour of our Fall 2023 exhibitions, Barbara T. Smith: Proof and Infinite Rehearsal, led by Amanda Sroka, Senior Curator, and Asuka Hisa, Director of Learning & Engagement. Tour is followed by light refreshments and snacks.
In our main galleries is a comprehensive museum survey of Los Angeles artist Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931, Pasadena, US). A pioneer of the performance art movement of the late 1960s, Smith has long produced work that explores the self, sexuality, gender roles, physical and spiritual sustenance, love, life, and death. Assembling an expansive range of artwork and performance-related ephemera, the exhibition surveys Smith’s bold experimentation.
Featured in the Elsa Longhauser Project Room is Infinite Rehearsal, conceived together with Los Angeles-based artist and choreographer Chris Emile. Infinite Rehearsal reimagines the gallery as a studio, transforming the Project Room into a space of continuous rehearsal. Here, Emile and frequent collaborators from his movement-based collective No)one. Art House will be invited to create, inspire, teach, and play, free from the expectations of an end result.