Thank you again to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Social Club and ICA Auction Event this year. We were thrilled at the enthusiasm that directly supported our amazing participating artists. Moreover, we could not be more excited to share that your participation helped us raise nearly $200,000 in support of Raising Voices for Artists and Interns and the important work of the ICA!
Now, more than ever, the ICA is committed to extending access and engagement with contemporary art to the broadest community possible and to raising voices in the world of art that reflect the world in which we live. We are so grateful to this incredible ICA community – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Please enjoy below the full ICA Social Club Master Class, our educational series that gives you insight and knowledge into the contemporary art ecosystem and what it means to be a collector in this day and age. Click through our 2021 auction artists to hear what they have to say about their practice and featured auction artwork below.
Featured Artists in our 2021 Auction:
Amir H. Fallah
Ebony G. Patterson
ICA Social Club Master Class Series
Social Club Kick-Off with special guest Conrad Egyir, Facade Project Artist
Artist Conrad Egyir, in conversation with Ali Gass, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art San José, discuss his new paintings for 8-bridges and his upcoming Facade Project with the ICA San José in fall 2021. Watch now >>
Collectors Wayee Chu, Wanda Kownacki, Pamela Hornik, and Pete Scantland explore the making of a contemporary art collection. Gain perspectives into starting and growing a collection, what they think about when working with artists and galleries, and their insights into the art world. Watch now >>
Gallerists Claudia Altman-Siegel (Altman Siegel, San Francisco), Brock Brake (pt.2 Gallery, Oakland), Monique Meloche (Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago), and Jessica Silverman (Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco) discuss insider tips and tricks for collecting contemporary art. Learn about the artists they represent, the real scoop on art fairs, and best practices for purchasing art from galleries. Watch now >>
Panelists Kelly Huang (KCH Advisory), Adam Green (Adam Green Art Advisory), Amelia G. Manderscheid (Bonhams), and Sophia Kinell (Phillips) talk about the inner workings of auction houses and art fairs, the benefits of working with an art advisor, strategies for investing in art, and a hot new topic: NFTs. Watch now >>
Curators Janet Bishop (SFMOMA) Wassan Al-Khudhairi (CAM St. Louis), Tina Vaz (Facebook Open Arts) and Alison Gass (ICA San José) discuss the curator’s role in the art market from the perspective of their differing institutions, what artists they have their eye on, and the important relationships between artist, curator, and collector. Watch now >>
Speed Dating the Artists #1
Learn more about select auction artists in this series of rapid-fire studio visits. This week featured artists Alyson Shotz, Caroline Kent, Maria Paz, Terri Friedman, and Anna Valdez. Watch now >>
Learn more about select auction artists in this series of rapid-fire studio visits. This week featured artists David Ellingsen, Natani Notah, LigoranoReese, Bethany Collins and Liz Hernández. Watch now >>
Learn more about select auction artists in this series of rapid-fire studio visits. Our third and final Speed Dating the Artists event features Sara VanDerBeek, Conrad Egyir, Liam Everett, Christopher Martin, Koak, Amir H. Fallah and a presentation by our curators of the auction work by Ebony G. Patterson. Watch now >>