Where the past meets the present in Israel

Nir Evron discusses his work and interests, focusing on Oriental Arch (2009), a video included in the ICA’s exhibition Nir Evron: Projected Claims, the largest U.S. exhibition of work by the Israeli artist.

NewsBites: Noteworthy tidbits for July 21, 2015

Richmond BizSense recognizes Patsy K. Pettus’ $1 million gift to the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU in honor of her late husband Hunter R. Pettus. The Grand Stairwell in the ICA will be named after the couple.

Unraveling: An Artist’s Take on the Confederate Flag

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. last week, VCU’s Sonya Clark talks to NPR about confronting the Confederate flag. “This is an incredibly contentious symbol,” Clark states, “There is a way of dealing with contentiousness that is pure anger, and there are artists and people dealing with this symbol that way. I’m interested in the conversations that happens after the anger.”

New Horizons

A profile on ICA’s inaugural curator Lauren Ross.

Artist Asks How Far We’ve Really Progressed Since the Civil War

Read about Sonya Clark’s new work Unravelling and Unravelled–a piece in which she painstakingly unravels the Confederate flag. The piece, along with work by seven other Richmond-based artists (Ben Durham, John D. Freyer, Susie Ganch, Hope Ginsburg, Noa Glazer, Arnold Joseph Kemp, and Richard Roth) will be on view as part of  New Dominion, curated by Lauren Ross for Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City.

Style Weekly – Women in the Arts Awards

On a recent Friday, Marcia Thalhimer and her husband Harry caught the end of the “Forbidden” exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and saw an opening at the Reynolds Gallery. The next day, they went to the symphony. This is what brings Thalhimer joy: seeing, hearing and supporting the arts, all over town. “I cannot imagine not having art as part of my life,” she says.

Modern Painters – January 2015

Previously curator at Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum and the High Line in New York, Lauren Ross has taken off for Richmond, Virginia, where she now serves as the inaugural curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, slated to open in 2017.