The Inconstant World features nine international artists whose work examines the relationship between perception and abstraction, focusing on visibility and illegibility as artistic strategies. With the body, language, and the experience of time as points of departure, the exhibition engages the limitations of representation and images as sites of interpretation. Each artist uses a different mode of abstraction; works in the exhibition consider the incomplete image, or attempt to represent that which cannot be captured or clearly articulated. The result complicates the viewing process, and encourages a closer look to unpack the work’s meaning.
Kelly Akashi, Liz Deschenes, David Horvitz, Hanna Hur, Steffani Jemison, K.R.M. Mooney, Sandra Mujinga, B. Ingrid Olson, and Pamela Rosenkranz.
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The Inconstant World is organized by Jamillah James, Senior Curator, with research assistance from Devon Ma, Getty Marrow intern.
The exhibition is made possible thanks to Laura Donnelley and the Good Works Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Angeles Art Fund.
ICA LA is supported by the Curator’s Council, Fieldwork, and 1717 Collective.