Colored People Time: Screening and Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson and Maori Karmael Holmes

1 Mar 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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 screening and conversation with documentary filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson and director, producer, and curator Maori Karmael Holmes. Everson’s films incorporate found footage gathered from 1960s- and 70s-era news media, contextualizing his explorations of everyday life and examining “black life at the intersection of class, race, and history,” describes the ICA.

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 from February 1 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.