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ICA At VCU Opens with Declaration, In New Steven Holl Architects Building


On April 21, 2018, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, a new non-collecting institution, will premiere its inaugural exhibition, Declaration, which explores how contemporary art and artists can catalyze positive change and political action, while also providing an outlet for reflection and connection.

Declaration unites diverse works by 33 emerging and established artists from Richmond and around the globe, including Paul Rucker, Cassils, Autumn Knight, and collaborators Peter Burr and Porpentine Charity Heartscape, among many others, activating the ICA's Steven Holl Architects-designed building with immersive installations. Over a third of the works in Declaration will make their debut as part of the exhibition, and many were specially commissioned for the ICA.

Through exhibitions like Declaration, the ICA will foster collaboration and provide a forum for intersectional and interdisciplinary conversations about today's most pressing social issues. The ICA at VCU will be an invaluable asset to the VCU School of the Arts, the #1-ranked public school of art and design in the U.S., the Richmond community, and the world at large. Free of charge, the ICA anchors one of the city's busiest junctures and connects the vibrant arts district to VCU's campus.

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