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The Institute of Contemporary Art welcomes Miami-based artist Mark Handforth to ICA Speaks. A renowned artist and sculptor whose work features prominently in the museum’s permanent collection, Handforth will discuss recent work including a new sculpture commissioned for ICA Miami’s forthcoming building opening December 1.

About Mark Handforth

In his sculptural installations, Mark Handforth transplants familiar objects into unfamiliar surroundings in order to reveal something new about the ways in which these things exist and function in our everyday lives. Born in Hong Kong, raised in England, and based in Miami since 1992, Handforth revels in the skewed perspectives and unintended consequences that result from cultural migration and displacement.

Mark Handforth (b. 1969, Hong Kong) is an artist and sculptor whose work has appeared in a number of solo and group shows in Europe and the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (2002); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (2002); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (1996). He has participated in group exhibitions at Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (2002); Johanniterbrucke, Basel (2001); the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2000, 1999); and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (1998). Handforth currently lives and works in Miami, FL.

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On December 1, 2017, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami will open in its new home in the heart of the Miami Design District at 61 NE 41st St. Dedicated to the exchange of art and ideas, our three-story, 37,500-square-foot museum will expand the museum’s ability to engage the most important artists of our time.

Aerial view of ICA Miami, South Façade. Courtesy Wolfberg Alvarez. Photo: Smith Aerial Photos.

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Location of the new Institute of Contemporary Art in the Miami Design District on NE 41st St between N Miami Ave and NE 1st Ave.

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“ICA Miami is a place that brings the most challenging contemporary art of the highest quality from around the world to our city. It provokes thought, rethinking, and is definitely not a place for the faint of heart.”

Alberto Ibargüen
President & CEO, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Installation view: John Miller: I Stand, I Fall at ICA Miami, 2016. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

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The Everywhere Studio
Dec 1, 2017 – Feb 26, 2018

“The Everywhere Studio” explores the evolution of the artist’s studio from the post-war period to present day and features over 100 works by 50 artists from the past five decades including Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneemann, Matthew Barney, Rosemarie Trockel, Neïl Beloufa, Yves Klein, among others. Click to learn more.

Roy Lichtenstein, Artist's Studio with Model, 1974. Oil and Magna on canvas, 96 x 128 in. Collection of Irma & Norman Braman.

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Chris Ofili
Dec 1, 2017 – May 5, 2019

A new installation of paintings by internationally renowned artist Chris Ofili will reflect the artist’s practice of employing historical and cultural references to comment on contemporary society.

Chris Ofili, Post Black (Love, Life, Liberty), 2015. Oil on linen. Courtesy the Artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

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Tomm El-Saieh
Dec 1, 2017 – May 14, 2018

Haitian-born, Miami-based artist Tomm El-Saieh will inaugurate ICA Miami’s new project gallery with a series of new paintings exploring the connections between abstraction and the Haitian tradition of narrative icon painting.

Tomm El-Saied, Tete Foumi (Ants Tits), 2015. Acrylic on canvas. Private collection, Miami. Courtesy the Artist and Central Fine, Miami Beach.

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Charles Gaines
Dec 1, 2017 – Nov 4, 2018

Activating the staircase’s vertical cantilevers, the site-specific installation by Charles Gaines will explore the artist’s application of seriality on a massive scale. Gaines’s practice places him within the legacy of conceptualism, evidenced by works such as his gridded, serial images of trees painted on Plexiglas.

Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees IV, #2 Xeno (orange), 1988. Acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, wood. Courtesy the Artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Jeff Mclane.

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Mark Handforth
Dec 1, 2017 – June 26, 2021

On view in the sculpture garden, a major sculpture by Miami artist Mark Handforth depicting a bent telephone pole-star will embody the artist’s signature use of industrial materials and pop iconography.

Mark Handforth, Pink Panther, 2016. Sculpture, aluminum, painted. Courtesy the Artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.

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Abigail DeVille
Dec 1, 2017- Oct 14, 2018

Bronx-born artist Abigail DeVille will create new work for the sculpture garden reflecting on Miami’s rich and diverse social history. DeVille is known for multimedia installations that involve deep social engagement and historical investigation.

Abigail DeVille, Half Moon, 2016. Reclaimed lumber, plastics tarps, accumulated debris. Courtesy Socrates Sculpture Park. Photo: Nate Dorr.

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Allora & Calzadilla
Dec 1, 2017 – Aug 18, 2018

Puerto Rican artist duo Allora & Calzadilla will create a large-scale installation for the sculpture garden. The artists are renowned for their radical approach to the medium.

Allora & Calzadilla, Track and Field, 2011. 54th Biennale di Venzia. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images.

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“ICA Miami touches the heart of the community–this is not a white-glove museum; we are focused on bringing people together.”

Norman Braman
Philanthropist and Civic Leader

Students from Southside Elementary receive a guided tour of John Miller: I Stand, I Fall at ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.

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Due to unforeseen construction taking place in and around the Moore Building this month, ICA Miami’s presentation of Brian Eno’s “The Ship” has been canceled. Brian’s installation was highly anticipated, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

ICA Miami looks forward to sharing our expanded program which will continue to showcase the most innovative art from around the world when we relocate to our new permanent home, in just under 45 days.


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