Excursus is a multifaceted initiative at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, in which artists, designers, publishers, and other cultural producers whose work engages the archive and publications are invited to create a platform for more intimate programming, alongside an online residency at excursus.icaphila.org. Building on the idea of an excursus (an exposition or digression from a primary text) each invited artist-in-residence will activate and re-imagine both the physical and discursive space of the ICA, creating a hub for reflection on issues related to the exhibitions on view in the galleries.
Wendy Yao’s Ooga Booga is a nexus for independent art, design, fashion, and music located in the heart of Chinatown in Los Angeles. More than a bookstore, Ooga Booga is a publishing imprint, record label, meeting place, and exhibition venue.
For Excursus III, Yao will bring her collaborators to ICA for a series of workshops, events, and pop-up exhibitions.
September 26 – December 16, 2012
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia