Ulysses Jenkins

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Ulysses Jenkins: Artist Talk and Screening
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 7:00 PM

$7 / $5 / free for members
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Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to present an evening with Ulysses Jenkins, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Broadcasting: EAI at ICA. Within this exhibition, Jenkins – whose work explicitly deconstructs racial stereotypes in media – is featured as a key figure demonstrating themes of message transmission, image representation, and broadcasting as a subject and strategy. Works to be screened at EAI include Two-Zone Transfer (1979), Mass of Images (1978), Dream City (1981), and Planet X (2006), and will be followed by an artist talk. This evening is part of a rare east coast appearance by Los Angeles based Jenkins, who will also participate in events at ICA and EMPAC.
"Broadcasting: EAI at ICA"
Institute of Contemporary Art 118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

February 2nd–March 25th, 2018

With additional programs at Lightbox Film Center, PhillyCAM, Scribe Video Center, Slought, Anthology Film Archives, EAI, and EMPAC.

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to co-present Broadcasting: EAI at ICA at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, February 2nd through March 25th. Featuring works by artists including Robert Beck, Dara Birnbaum, Tony Cokes, Ulysses Jenkins, JODI, Shigeko Kubota, Kristin Lucas, Shana Moulton, Trevor Shimizu, and TVTV, the exhibition will focus on how artists exploit the act of broadcasting as a subject, as a means of intervention, and as a form of participation across a variety of displays.

The word “broadcast” originated as an agricultural term meaning to disperse seeds widely, but became a figurative description for communications technology in the radio age. In the television era, with which broadcasting is most synonymous, the introduction of personal video equipment fostered a more dynamic interpretation, facilitating a two-way flow of information that resonates with contemporary participatory media. In this spirit, the physical walls of the gallery will extend beyond ICA through a series of collaborations with Lightbox Film Center, PhillyCAM, Scribe Video Center, Slought, Anthology Film Archives, EAI, and EMPAC.

Broadcasting: EAI at ICA is co-curated by Alex Klein, Dorothy & Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator, ICA and Rebecca Cleman, Director of Distribution, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)