Artist Lee Mingwei installing the Mending Project

Your First Look Inside the Institute for Contemporary Art

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Apr 1, 2018

The Institute for Contemporary Art sits on the corner of Belvidere and West Broad streets, like a silver-winged present, waiting to be opened.

Photo of the Reflecting Pool in the Thinking Field. Photo by Iwan Baan

New Contemporary Art Institute Reverberates in Richmond’s Historic Landscape

New York Times

Apr 1, 2018

On a street that once marked the boundary between black and white communities in Richmond, Va., a gleaming new Institute for Contemporary Art is set to open this spring with an exhibit called “Declaration” that will boldly confront pressing social issues in a city that was once the capital of the Confederacy.

Image of the I C A from Belvidere Street

Building Expectations

Richmond Mag

Apr 1, 2018

These area construction projects will have an impact on everything from the region’s cultural offerings to downtown commerce and our daily commute

Interim Director Joe Seipel

Retired VCUarts dean appointed as new ICA Director

Commonwealth Times

Apr 1, 2018

Retired VCUarts Dean Joe Seipel will serve as Interim Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) following Lisa Freiman stepping down from the position earlier this month.

Photo of the Reflecting Pool in the Thinking Field. Photo by Iwan Baan

The Coolest Things Opening in America in 2018

Thrillist

Apr 1, 2018

Don’t look now, but little Richmond, Virginia has the most anticipated art museum opening of 2018.

Interim Director Joe Seipel

Interview: Joe Seipel

Style Weekly

Apr 1, 2018

The interim director of the ICA talks about his new gig.

New Museums, Destinations and Openings Around the US in 2018

U.S. News - January 2018

Jan 3, 2018

Photograph of I C A architect Steven Holl. Photo by Liz Ligon.

‘I Don’t Really Collect Art. I Trade Art.’

The New York Times

Dec 19, 2017

Almost every morning, the architect Steven Holl wakes in his loftlike West Village apartment just before sunrise, climbs to an elevated platform by windows that offer a panoramic view of Manhattan, and paints. “Sometimes it’s a building I’m working on — they’re the concept drawings,” said Mr. Holl, 70. “Other times, it has nothing to do with any building. I just do what I feel.”

Amber Esseiva and Enjoli Moon

Art Movements

Hyperallergic - December 2017

Dec 15, 2017

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University promoted Amber Esseiva to assistant curator and appointed Enjoli Moon as adjunct assistant curator of film.

I C A Belvidere Entrance. Photo: Iwan Baan

9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings Opening in 2018

Galerie Magazine - December 2017

Dec 22, 2017

Architect Steven Holl’s refined contemporary art gallery for Virginia Commonwealth University will open its doors on April 21 with a timely exhibition exploring themes of protest and social injustice.

I C A Thinking Field. Photo by Iwan Baan

Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art Comprises Sculptural Blocks of Zinc and Translucent Glass

dezeen - December 2017

Dec 21, 2017

The building comprises a series of irregularly shaped blocks that slot together. Translucent glass panels cover some of the surfaces, offering blurry views in – similar to the luminous Maggie’s Centre that Holl recently completed in London. Others are covered in panels of pre-weathered zinc, which complement the tone of the glass.

Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art in Virginia Readies for Spring 2018 Opening

designboom - December 2017

Dec 21, 2017

Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at VCU is set to open in Richmond, Virginia on April 21, 2018. The building, photographed here by Iwan Baan, will transform the historic Broad and Belvidere intersection, and serve as a gateway between the campus and the city of Richmond.

Amber Esseiva and Enjoli Moon

Next: 23 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2017

Culture Type - December 2017

Dec 27, 2017

In advance of opening its April 2018 opening, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), a new, non-collecting art institution in Richmond, Va., made changes to its curatorial team.

Amber Esseiva and Enjoli Moon

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art Appoints Assistant Curators

ArtForum - December 2017

Dec 26, 2017

“We are thrilled to have Amber and Enjoli as part of our curatorial team,” said chief curator Stephanie Smith. “Both are dynamic, ambitious, and deeply collaborative thinkers who are poised to make major contributions to their fields.”

I C A Thinking Field. Photo by Iwan Baan

The 12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018

Architectural Digest - December 2017

Dec 22, 2017

The genius of Steven Holl’s design is that, while the architecture is masterfully uniform, the usage of its interior is anything but that. The ICA will be used as a cafe bar, a gallery space, a 240-seat auditorium for film screenings, performances, and lectures, as well as a fabrication workshop.

I C A Belvidere Entrance. Photo: Iwan Baan

In Progress: Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

Arch Daily - December 2017

Dec 19, 2017

“We designed the ICA to be a flexible, forward-looking instrument that will both illuminate and serve as a catalyst for the transformative possibilities of contemporary art,” said architect Steven Holl. “Like many contemporary artists working today, the ICA’s design does not draw distinctions between the visual and performing arts. The fluidity of the design allows for experimentation, and will encourage new ways to display and present art that will capitalize on the ingenuity and creativity apparent throughout the VCU campus.”

I C A Belvidere Entrance. Photo: Iwan Baan

Our Complete Guide to the Biggest, Baddest, Boldest Museum Openings in 2018

Artnet News

Jan 3, 2018

The ICA is set to open in April with “Declaration,” an exhibition bringing together 30 artists whose work addresses a variety of social issues.

Best Arts and Culture of 2017

RVA Mag - 2017

Jan 3, 2018

"The ICA will put Richmond on the map for art for anyone who already didn’t realize what a thriving and vibrant arts community we have."