Colored People Time: Lecture with Dave McKenzie

20 Mar 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Dave McKenzie, Futuro, 2013, inkjet print mounted on aluminum, 61" H x 61" W x 2" D framed, Edition 1 of 5 + 1 AP. Collection of Ben and Aileen Krohn.

In conjunction with its Center-supported project Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) hosts a performative lecture with artist Dave McKenzie. Mundane Futures, the first chapter of the exhibition, aims to develop a discourse around the future of black cultural production and peers into the future focused on the ordinary through the lens of McKenzie and artists Martine Syms, Kevin Jerome Everson, and Aria Dean.

Over the course of the year, the ICA is staging three exhibitions, allowing the artists and curator Meg Onli to build and respond to one another’s ideas over time. Mundane Futures is on view through March 31, followed by Quotidian Pasts from April 26 through August 11 and Banal Presents from September 13 through December 22.

This event is free and open to the public; RSVP here.