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Institute of Contemporary Art Presents Set Pieces

Set Pieces, on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) through February 13, 2011, restages objects and art works from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Organized by guest curator Virgil Marti, a Philadelphia-based artist, the selection of seventy-five objects taps treasures from the museum’s storage spanning three centuries. Reflecting the artist’s own immersive sculptural environments that often cross art and décor, Marti draws especially on European and American decorative arts and sculpture.

The installation is informed by favorite films (such as Citizen Kane and Last Year at Marienbad) and those cinematic moments that highlight the unique capability of film to stitch together random incidents. The result is series of tableaux and mash-ups of objects that might not otherwise meet up outside this unconventional display of art objects and objets d’art.

Image:The Institute of Contemporary Art

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
118 SOUTH 36TH STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-3289
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