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A New Contemporary Art Museum in Virginia Leads with Politics

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Markel Center at night (photo by Iwan Baan)
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Markel Center at night (photo by Iwan Baan)

AN ORGANISM IN RICHMOND: In the future we predict a large and significant living organism will begin to take shape at the corner of Belvidere and Broad … There are other organisms in Richmond, to be sure, but none quite like this one.

So writes Chicago-based artist Deb Sokolow in her pamphlet, “A Living Organism at Broad and Belvidere” (2017), commissioned for Declarationthe inaugural exhibition at Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) — located at the corner of Belvidere and Broad streets. The pamphlet, available for guests to take, sits in a bin next to one of the two entrances into the ICA. It serves as an … Read the rest