In the beginning of this 2015-2016 year, ICA embarked on this ambitious program by partnering with seven community organizations: Detention Center for Juvenile Justice; Lotus House; Hands2Help; Breakthrough Miami at Carrollton; Urgent, Inc.; Miami Children’s Initiative, South Florida Cares, Superfriends Afterschool Program at Williams Park, Citrus Health and Pridelines.
Working with Resident ICA Artist, Jayme Gershen, ICAN focused on the overarching theme of Identity using digital media throughout all the sites, however, the method in which these projects manifested varied depending on the direction participants at each site chose to explore. In doing so, Gershen created a democratic environment where the participants’ voices were the driving force behind their distinctive projects. The curriculum included in-class activities and discussions that helped unpacked the term “identity” and helped participants connect their own realities to this larger theme.
This fall session for ICA’s outreach program, ICA Narratives (ICAN) began in October 2015 and offered 6 workshops serving 112 participants. Jayme Gershen created photography and video projects based around the theme of identity, which were exhibited at ICA December 11-13, 2015. Approximately 100 program participants, ages 8-17, attended the exhibition.
Immersive tour program is created to be accessible to K-12 students of all abilities, build empathy, critical thinking skills and spark interest in content. Student groups engage in an age appropriate, comprehensive museum experience, which includes curriculum that incorporates Florida state standards and hands on activities built around essential questions and themes in the museum’s exhibitions. Tours are open to all schools, community and other local groups free of charge and are generally scheduled Tuesday through Friday mornings or afternoons. Transportation provided to local schools upon request.
ICA IDEAS: ICA Miami organizes academic programs to expand the reach and meaning of exhibitions on view, while providing dynamic modes of creation and interaction outside the exhibition format. On March 26, 2016, renowned critic and founder fo Texte Zur Kunst, Isabelle Graw presented a new talk entitled, “Here I Am, That Must Be Enough.” The presentation featured the relationship between people and products, and the special status of painting as it is treated through the work of Martin Kippenberger.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents “I Stand, I Fall,” a comprehensive survey of work by John Miller, marking the first American museum exhibition dedicated to the influential conceptual artist. I Stand, I Fall brings together some 75 works that trace Miller’s use of the figure throughout his career in order to incisively comment on the status of art and life in American culture. The exhibition was on view from Feb 8, 2016 -June 12, 2016