This year, the ICA commemorated its 40th Anniversary through must see conversations and workshops around the ICA’s past, present, and future. Our Instagram live PSA Convos feature artist and curator discussions on exhibitions, studio visits, and trending topics. View our videos below or follow our Youtube Channel to see more PSA Convos and other ICA programming.
This project was made possible in part by a grant from the County of Santa Clara’s Historic Grant Program.
PSA Convo: Erin Smith and Maricela Gutiérrez
Erin Smith is a freelance journalist, reporter and author writing lifestyle stories for publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She recently published Thank You For Voting, a lively look at the past, present, and future of voting. Marcela Gutiérrez is Executive Director of SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network), whose mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, civic engagement and legal services. Watch their inspiring discussion on the election and voting.
[ THUMBNAIL ] Design by Jeff Gardner, artwork by Amir H. Fallah.
PSA Convo: Amir H. Fallah and Alison Gass
Get a behind-the-scenes view of Artist Amir H. Fallah’s studio and take a glimpse at the mural that is coming to the ICA. Learn about why text from children’s books emerges in Fallah’s paintings and how he finds balance between the array of iconography in his work.
[ THUMBNAIL ] [Left] Amir H. Fallah, Cowgirl, 2020, Acrylic and collage on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist. [Right] Amir H. Fallah, Cowboy, 2020, Acrylic and collage on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist. (Photo: Courtesy of the Artist)
PSA Convo: Kathy Aoki
A MUST WATCH! With fictitious academic excellence, Kathy Aoki gives a humorous performance-lecture as the Curator of the Museum of Historical Makeovers. It’s a monumental chat featuring the Tiara Sphinx, disgraced patriarchal monuments, and of course, the Hello Kitty Monument.
To see the Mansplaining statue discussed in the lecture, visit the de Young Open Exhibition.