Open House at ICA LA
Sunday, April 22
Celebrate the opening of Rafa Esparza: de la Calle and sisters and brothers presented in collaboration with Dirty Looks with programs, music, and more.
Rafa Esparza: de la Calle
April 22–July 15, 2018
Rafa Esparza will transform ICA LA’s Project Room into a commons, serving as a site for exhibition, production, and collaboration. Working on site with with an assembled group of local artists and nightlife personalities, they will produce works to display at the museum, in a special edition artist book, and a culminating performance event. de la Calle is Esparza’s first solo museum presentation.
sisters and brothers
April 22–June 17, 2018
sisters and brothers presents a selection of early video works from artists Jaguar Mary (Jocelyn Taylor), Cauleen Smith, and Ayanna U’Dongo from 1993 to 2001. This period marks the coinage of the contentious term “identity politics,” which framed much of the art produced in the early 1990s by people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community. sisters and brothers is organized by guest curator Jackie Clay and presented in collaboration with Dirty Looks.
Jackie Clay in conversation with artist Ayanna U'Dongo
Sunday, April 22, 1–2pm
sisters and brothers guest curator Jackie Clay will discuss the exhibition and her ongoing research into queer film and video and black visual culture.
Rafa Esparza in conversation with Jamillah James
Sunday, April 22, 3-4pm
To mark the opening of Rafa Esparza’s exhibition de la Calle, ICA Curator Jamillah James and Rafa Esparza will discuss the artist’s collaborative approach and how art, performance, and fashion can intersect and empower new attitudes and identities.
DJ set by Muñeka aka Samantha Blake Goodman
Sunday, April 22, 4-6pm
Celebrate the opening of de la Calle and sisters and brothers with a special DJ set by Muñeka aka Samantha Blake Goodman, founder of Rail Up and Movement Arts Performance Space (MAPS). Muñeka is known for her Baile Funk sounds.
Food and drinks from Pez Cantina and Fort Point Beer Company