Duo of exhibitions showcase ‘Moveables’ and portraiture

Eric Sucar, Penn Today, September 7, 2023

This fall, the Institute of Contemporary Art introduces two brand-new exhibits, on view through Dec. 17: “When the Children Come Home,” by painter and performance artist David Antonio Cruz; and “Moveables,” featuring five artists who rethink functional design and its relationship to the body.
“A lot of these artists are using metaphors of chairs, maybe the apparatus of a stage set, to think about how they affect lived experience,” says Alex Klein, who co-curated the “Moveables” exhibit alongside Cole Akers. “And I think with all of these artists, there’s also a sociopolitical backdrop.”
The exhibit takes its name from a dated term for property in a dwelling that isn’t fixed in place, says Klein, and doubles to imply movement in the furniture that conveys a sense of theater.


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