UPDATE: Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The ICA at VCU will remain closed until further notice. This closure includes the ICA Shop and Soul N’ Vinegar at the ICA. We are closely monitoring developments and will reopen to the public as soon as it is safe to do so. For the most up-to-date information and VCU’s wider response to the situation, please visit VCU's COVID-19 website.
Xenogenesis presents a cross-section of The Otolith Group’s works from 2011 to 2018. Part fiction, part documentary, these films and installations address contemporary global issues: how humans have shaped the natural world; what “we” have inherited from colonialism; the unresolved histories of global Asian and African diasporas; and how “we” are changing in response to new technologies.
The second commission in the ICA’s Provocations series will be created by Guadalupe Maravilla, an artist who, at age eight, immigrated alone to the United States from El Salvador in order to escape the Salvadoran Civil War. Combining drawing, sculpture, and performance, Maravilla’s installation, Disease Thrower, draws on his own experiences with illness, migration, and the anxieties experienced by undocumented peoples.