April 13, 2011

One is the Loneliest Number

One is the Loneliest Number
April 21- August 7
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Opening Reception:Thursday April 21, 2011 6pm-8pm

“One is the Loneliest Number” presents emerging artist duos based in Philadelphia and elsewhere. It features five collaboratives working in a variety of media, using a spectrum of approaches to highlight a collective mode that is increasingly present in contemporary practice.

Ken Okiishi (and Google) translate poet Arthur Rimbaud and Nick Mauss illustrates directly onto the pages of the new manuscript. Lucas Ajemian and Julien Bismuth engage Lettrism, a French avant-garde movement from the 1940s, through a range of mediums. Nicole Cherubini and Taylor Davis push a playful obsession with materials through their collaboration as Davis, Cherubini. Working seamlessly, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib create gallery-scale video projections. Philadelphia-based Megawords (Anthony Smyrski and Dan Murphy) occupy the ICA mezzanine with a series of collaboration-themed events that accompany the exhibition.

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 · 215 898-7108
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