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Sharon Hayes

By: The Editors, Sharon Hayes, and Ross Gay

For Commonwealth, Sharon Hayes created a new work that extends her long interest in how intimate speech can also be political speech...
Philadelphia Contemporary was founded in 2016 on the principle that partnerships across the city of Philadelphia and beyond it would strengthen and enrich its curatorial program...

Nelson Rivera

By: The Editors and, nibia pastrana santiago

For Commonwealth, Nelson Rivera wrote a score for a performance that occurred periodically throughout the run of the exhibition at the ICA...
On a brisk October morning Shante McLaughlin stood outside the former United Bank building at 37th and Lancaster in Philadelphia...
As a commissioned project for Commonwealth, The Conciliation Project (TCP) created a new performance titled COMMON/wealth & COMMON/debt...
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines “commonwealth” as “a nation, state, or other political unit: as one founded on ...
For Commonwealth, Carolina Caycedo created an installation of hanging fabric panels that synthesize historical documents from Virginia...

Mónica Rodríguez

By: The Editors, Mónica Rodríguez, and Pablo Guardiola

Mónica Rodríguez’s project for Commonwealth is an extension of a larger project, Antilles for the Antilleans in which...

Common Stakes – Local Perspectives: Beta-Local

By: Pablo Guardiola and Michael Linares

To begin with, the concept of Commonwealth means something different within the immediate geopolitical context of Beta-Local, which is Puerto Rico and the Caribbean...

Richmond Report

By: Text and images by Brian Palmer

Before the George Floyd uprisings, Richmond’s Confederate monuments had seemed inviolable. On the rare occasions that someone burst their sacred bubble...

Firelei Báez

By: By The Editors, Firelei Báez, Kerry Bickford and Stephanie Smith

Firelei Báez often takes historical documents as a starting point to imagine future interpretations...

The Promise of Common Wealth

By: Kalela Williams

How does a Black-owned bank fulfill the true promise of a commonwealth? To explore this question...
Rita Indiana’s new musical project presents an updated version of our narratives about history...
February 10, 2021

Tanya Lukin Linklater and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge

By: Tanya Lukin Linklater and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, with Noah Simblist and Stephanie Smith

Commonwealth includes only one pre-existing work—the sculpture Indigenous geometries (2019) by Tanya Lukin Linklater...
The crowd clambers up a slope on the side of the highway. They are fleeing from tear gas thrown by the police...
An hour less. How strange is the time change from latitudes so hot, so Caribbean, so wild? Of course, that time is not ours. Shall we elope?...
The exercise of illustrating something is directly related to the interpretation of the illustrator...

Duron Chavis

By: The Editors, Duron Chavis and Quilian Riano

Food justice activist Duron Chavis believes that fresh, healthy food should be available to all...
For the ICA, Commonwealth brings up a number of important issues. First, the notion of “the commons” is one that the ICA is centered on...

Alicia Díaz

By: The Editors, Alicia Díaz and Patricia Herrera

Dancer and choreographer Alicia Díaz evokes both history and ritual in her work for Commonwealth...

A Pandemic Reckoning

By: Yarimar Bonilla

In Puerto Rico, 2020 began with a jolt. The month of January brought the onset of an earthquake...
February 10, 2021

The World We Want Is Us

By: Noah Simblist, Stephanie Smith, and The Editors

Over one weekend in November 2020, words and images of protest and collective care were projected onto the ICA’s facade...
February 10, 2021

Reproducing the Commons

By: Silvia Federici, Noah Simblist, and Stephanie Smith

As part of the ICA’s early research for this project, Noah Simblist and Stephanie Smith cotaught a seminar on the topic of “commonwealth”...
Near the interchange of Interstates 64 and 95, and separated by railroad tracks and razor wire from Richmond’s juvenile detention center...

Sharon Hayes

By: The Editors, Sharon Hayes, and Ross Gay

For Commonwealth, Sharon Hayes created a new work that extends her long interest in how intimate speech can also be political speech...
Philadelphia Contemporary was founded in 2016 on the principle that partnerships across the city of Philadelphia and beyond it would strengthen and enrich its curatorial program...

Mónica Rodríguez

By: The Editors, Mónica Rodríguez, and Pablo Guardiola

Mónica Rodríguez’s project for Commonwealth is an extension of a larger project, Antilles for the Antilleans in which...

Common Stakes – Local Perspectives: Beta-Local

By: Pablo Guardiola and Michael Linares

To begin with, the concept of Commonwealth means something different within the immediate geopolitical context of Beta-Local, which is Puerto Rico and the Caribbean...

Richmond Report

By: Text and images by Brian Palmer

Before the George Floyd uprisings, Richmond’s Confederate monuments had seemed inviolable. On the rare occasions that someone burst their sacred bubble...

Duron Chavis

By: The Editors, Duron Chavis and Quilian Riano

Food justice activist Duron Chavis believes that fresh, healthy food should be available to all...
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For the ICA, Commonwealth brings up a number of important issues. First, the notion of “the commons” is one that the ICA is centered on...

Nelson Rivera

By: The Editors and, nibia pastrana santiago

For Commonwealth, Nelson Rivera wrote a score for a performance that occurred periodically throughout the run of the exhibition at the ICA...
On a brisk October morning Shante McLaughlin stood outside the former United Bank building at 37th and Lancaster in Philadelphia...

Firelei Báez

By: By The Editors, Firelei Báez, Kerry Bickford and Stephanie Smith

Firelei Báez often takes historical documents as a starting point to imagine future interpretations...

The Promise of Common Wealth

By: Kalela Williams

How does a Black-owned bank fulfill the true promise of a commonwealth? To explore this question...
Rita Indiana’s new musical project presents an updated version of our narratives about history...

Alicia Díaz

By: The Editors, Alicia Díaz and Patricia Herrera

Dancer and choreographer Alicia Díaz evokes both history and ritual in her work for Commonwealth...

A Pandemic Reckoning

By: Yarimar Bonilla

In Puerto Rico, 2020 began with a jolt. The month of January brought the onset of an earthquake...
As a commissioned project for Commonwealth, The Conciliation Project (TCP) created a new performance titled COMMON/wealth & COMMON/debt...
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines “commonwealth” as “a nation, state, or other political unit: as one founded on ...
For Commonwealth, Carolina Caycedo created an installation of hanging fabric panels that synthesize historical documents from Virginia...
February 10, 2021

Tanya Lukin Linklater and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge

By: Tanya Lukin Linklater and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, with Noah Simblist and Stephanie Smith

Commonwealth includes only one pre-existing work—the sculpture Indigenous geometries (2019) by Tanya Lukin Linklater...
The crowd clambers up a slope on the side of the highway. They are fleeing from tear gas thrown by the police...
An hour less. How strange is the time change from latitudes so hot, so Caribbean, so wild? Of course, that time is not ours. Shall we elope?
The exercise of illustrating something is directly related to the interpretation of the illustrator...
February 10, 2021

The World We Want Is Us

By: Noah Simblist, Stephanie Smith, and The Editors

Over one weekend in November 2020, words and images of protest and collective care were projected onto the ICA’s facade...
February 10, 2021

Reproducing the Commons

By: Silvia Federici, Noah Simblist, and Stephanie Smith

As part of the ICA’s early research for this project, Noah Simblist and Stephanie Smith cotaught a seminar on the topic of “commonwealth”...
Near the interchange of Interstates 64 and 95, and separated by railroad tracks and razor wire from Richmond’s juvenile detention center...