Contemporary Collectors Circle Events
Save the Dates!
PSA (Practice Safe Art) Contemporary Collectors Virtual Members Events will stream live on Zoom.
How to join:
As an ICA Contemporary Collectors Circle Member, you will receive an RSVP with instructions on how to join prior to the event.
Not a Member?
Now is the time to join!
September 24, 6 PM PST / Via Zoom
LA-based artist Amir H. Fallah walks us through his new solo-exhibition at Gallery Shulamit Nazarian. This is on the eve of the unveiling of his massive mural and installation project that will cover the entire front facade of the ICA in October. We hope you will join!
Virtual Collection Tour: Pamela and David Hornik
October 22, 6 PM PST / Via Zoom
Please join Executive Director Alison Gass for a virtual tour of Pamela and David Hornik’s collection. The Horniks have built a powerful collection that is largely driven by a mission to create a more inclusive and diverse future for the contemporary art world. They also have fabulous taste and an incisive curiosity to meet artists and learn about the work in their collection. They will walk us through their home (virtually) and then join us for a Q and A!
November 12, 6 PM PST / Via Zoom
(Socially distanced and in person if possible by this point)
Formerly the chief art market correspondent for The Economist, Sarah Thornton is the author of three critically acclaimed books. A Canadian, who lived in the UK for over twenty years before making San Francisco her home, Thornton was once hailed as “Britain’s hippest academic,” but she is now better known as “the Jane Goodall of the art world.”
Thornton will join us to discuss her book Seven Days in the Art World, which reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world through a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo. The book is cleverly divided into seven day-in-the-life chapters, each focusing on a different facet of the contemporary art world: an auction (at Christie’s New York), an art school “crit” (at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia), an art fair (Art Basel, Switzerland), an artist’s studio (in Tokyo with Japanese star Takashi Murakami), a prize (Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize), a magazine (Artforum) and a biennale (Venice).
RSVP to Lisa Cavigliano at email@example.com and let her know if you would like us to send you a hardcopy or a Kindle version of Sarah’s book Seven Days in the Art World
First week of December, Exact Times and Dates TBD / Via Zoom
“The best benefit of being part of the ICA Contemporary Collectors Circle are the Art Trips”. We have heard this from so many of you! Until we can plan terrific trips and travel together to far flung places, we are going to experiment with virtual travel. Join Executive Director Alison Gass as we dive deep into the art world of Chicago with collection visits, curatorial walk throughs at the Art Institute of Chicago, and gallery and studio visits. We will try to approximate some of the other great aspects of travel with some virtual opportunities to explore the architecture and history of the city, some “shopping” excursions, and a virtual cooking/eating experience. More soon!