The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will open its new, permanent home on December 1, 2017, with a major group exhibition exploring the significance of the artist’s studio, from the post-war period to the present day. Encompassing some 100 works in painting, sculpture, video, and installation, The Everywhere Studio brings together over 50 artists from the past five decades Marking the most ambitious and broad-ranging survey mounted to date by ICA Miami, The Everywhere Studio will inaugurate the new museum’s special exhibition galleries on its second and third floors. The museum’s opening program will also feature installations of contemporary and post-war work on its first floor and sculpture garden, including works from the collection and newly commissioned sculptures by major international artists, as well as a signature project space dedicated to emerging artists.
“ICA Miami’s inaugural program is a reflection of our mission to advance new scholarship on contemporary art and showcase the work of the most innovative and experimental artists of our time,” said Ellen Salpeter, Director of ICA Miami. “With free general admission, the new ICA Miami enables us to deepen our relationship with audiences of all ages and backgrounds from throughout South Florida—and, with a rigorous, thought-provoking program and expanded exhibition spaces, it ensures that Miami will continue to be at the forefront of the discussion on contemporary art at the national and international levels.”
The Everywhere Studio interprets the works of post-war artists and emerging practitioners—including Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneemann, Dieter Roth, Martin Kippenberger, Faith Ringgold, Elaine Sturtevant, Anna Oppermann, Tetsumi Kudo, Andrea Zittel, Neïl Beloufa, among others—through the lens of the social and historical conditions in which they were made.
Organized chronologically, the exhibition examines the changing relationships that artists have had to their sites of production. From the studio as a site of labor, to one that blurs production, performance, and spectacle, to a concept that defines the artist’s own identity, the exhibition features artists who, in response to changing socio-economic influences, represented new modes of working and living that would subsequently spread across society.
“The Everywhere Studio demonstrates how artists invent and represent ways of working, and can even be harbingers of social, industrial, and economic change. The exhibition reflects our ongoing commitment to developing new narratives of contemporary art and marks. Thanks to our new expanded home, the show also marks the first time in our history that ICA Miami will have the space to bring together historical and recent works to address key forces in contemporary artistic practice, and contemporary life and society,” said Alex Gartenfeld, Deputy Director and Chief Curator.