Join 1717, an experimental collective at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, 1717 programming is on hiatus. Plans are underway to re-launch and re-imagine the program in 2022.
Until then, anyone joining 1717 adds to ICA LA’s collective support with a $40.00 annual donation.
ICA LA’s Curator’s Council is dedicated to exploring art, culture, and food throughout Los Angeles. Through guided excursions led by Senior Curator Jamillah James—including visits to artists’ studios, galleries, museums, and art spaces—members enjoy a community of shared learning and fun experiences. Collectively, the group supports ICA LA’s curatorial program, which focuses on the emerging and underrecognized voices of our time. Curator’s Council members also receive first-priority invitations to ICA LA’s travel program. Past trips have included Mexico City, Berlin, Marfa, and Palm Springs.
Kathleen Melville Rosenbloom
ICA LA’s Fieldwork is dedicated to learning from those tackling today’s most challenging issues. Led by Director of Learning & Engagement Asuka Hisa, members venture out into the field year-round for immersive workshops, behind-the-scenes research, and cultural and culinary explorations that illuminate the ways in which art is being used for social change, justice, and innovation.
Collectively, the group serves to support ICA LA’s Learning & Engagement programs, which are free and open to the public, reaching general audiences and under-resourced populations of all ages. In addition to creating access points to our exhibitions and highlighting the voices of artists, the programs are responsive to the needs of local communities by addressing such topics as youth leadership development, arts education in schools, and homelessness, and by encouraging civic engagement through voter registration, ballot study sessions, and Election Day voting.