Getting Closer: VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Within five minutes of talking to the new director of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, you understand why she is a perfect fit for a place being described as an “incubator” and a destination “where ideas percolate.”

Times Dispatch 9_7_2013

Inaugural Fall Line Fest Joins First Fridays

The two-day art, food and music festival is being held at more than a dozen venues in the Fan, Jackson Ward and downtown, ranging from The Camel in the 1600 block of West Broad to the Hippodrome on Second Street between Marshall and Leigh streets.


City poised to embrace role as a cultural hub

Lisa Freiman, the inaugural director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art, says, “The city is at a tipping point in terms of its role as a progressive cultural hub.”


Synaptic Bliss at the Grace Street Theater

Exploring the realms of a digital consciousness, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art presents Synaptic Bliss, a four-channel video by Aziz and Cucher during the Fall Line Fest this Friday and Saturday.


Aziz + Cucher Coming to VCU

The future home of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art will be the site of an Aziz + Cucher video installation as part of next month’s Richmond Fall Line Fest.


The Woman for the Job

Lisa Freiman, the inaugural director for VCU’s new Institute for Contemporary Art


Closer Look

Style Weekly takes a “Closer Look” at the new VCU Institute for Contemporary Art


Celebrated contemporary art curator Lisa Freiman exiting IMA

Lisa Freiman — known for overseeing the opening of 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, for placing art in The Alexander hotel and for serving as U.S. commissioner for the 2011 Venice Biennale — is leaving the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


VCU art center could be gateway for community

VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art will attract new people and new businesses to Richmond, Joseph Seipel said.

And it will have great coffee, too.


Capital of creativity: VCU art center will ignite, delight, enlighten

Much has been written lately about Richmond emerging as a Capital of Creativity. Recently, John Bryan of CultureWorks and the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Tom Silvestri wrote in Commentary about Richmond showing up on the national radar in regard to innovation and how we can harness artists’ thinking to give businesses a leg up. The top-ranked VCU School of the Arts stands at the epicenter of that potential.