Icebox Project Space

This week at the Icebox Project Space

Monday Aug 24 – Crane Arts building closed
Tuesday Aug 25 – Crane Arts building closed
Wednesday Aug 26 – Closed for Installation
Thursday Aug 27 – Closed for Installation
Friday Aug 28 – The Fool by Jesus Benavente at 7:30pm
Saturday Aug 29 – Closed
Sunday Aug 30 – CRESCENDO  by Ann-Marie LeQuesne


Friday, August 28th, 7:00 PM


Jesus Benavente presents: The Fool

The Icebox Project Space is proud to present The Fool, a performance piece by Jesus Benavente, a Brooklyn-based artist who isn’t afraid to dream big and look stupid. Sneaky jokes and false bravado help create a network of works that test and challenge our institutions and forms. The Fool features brash performances, funny videos and physical works that build on each other to create a night of live performances that will climax into a farewell dance party for an old friend.

Jesus Benavente earned an MFA from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent exhibitions and performances include, LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Performa 13, NY; Find & Form Space, Boston, MA; Chashama, NY; Shin Museum of Art, South Korea; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Kingston, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY and Austin Museum of Art, TX, among others. Born in San Antonio, TX, Jesus Benavente lives and works in Long Island City, NY.



Sunday, August 28th, 2:00 PM

Come be a part of CRESCENDO!

Presented by Ann-Marie LeQuesne

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This Sunday, join us at Icebox to make structured noise with London based artist, Ann-Marie LeQuesne. Using your voices and your height you will collectively build a CRESCENDO! Filmed as you process into the space – in order of height and speaking your initials – the sound will get louder and LOUDER until everyone is in the space. The procession will then reverse and exit, with sound becoming quieter and quieter until finally there is only a white wall and silence. To join in, please be at the Icebox promptly at 2 PM.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne is an artist living and working in London. She stages collaborative performances with groups of people. Previous events include Wave. a re-enactment off an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle; Double Exposure, simultaneous group photographs in London and Helsinki, linked by cell phone; and After the Fact, a re-enactment of the execution of the Emperor Maximilian on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The film of this performance will open in Icebox on Thursday, October 8th. 


Feeding Speculation: Annual Predictive Texts

Feeding Speculation is a publication recently released by Tim Belknap and Ryan McCartney, the directors of the Icebox Project Space. At the start of 2015, the Icebox Project Space approached several friends with a simple idea: share a meal with someone, and over the course of conversation arrive at a prediction for the coming week, year, decade or more. A number of people participated, sitting down to dinner with friends, significant others, and family members, whether over a homecooked meal or out at a restaurant. The gamut of ideas that arose from these conversations ranged from predictions for the next day to far into the future, from projections for one’s own life to musings on the fate of the entire world. These predictions were then put into this publication, Feeding Speculation: Annual Predictive Texts, which was released at the Second Thursday of February 2015.

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Summer 2015

Events & Performances:

August 28th, 7:00 PM: The Fool by Jesus Benavente                                                

August 30th, 2:00 PM: CRESCENDO  by Ann-Marie LeQuesne


Past Events:

8/14 – 8/22
Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade

8/1                                                                                                                                                                2015 Mobile Home Rally

Silhouette: Choreographed by Kim Brandt
REVIEW: by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal

Performance by Cardell Dance: Supper, People on the Move
REVIEW: by Gregory King for The Dance Journal

6/13 and 6/14
Presented by Inliquid: Art For the Cash Poor

5/6 – 5/30
No Meat in Team: University of Pennsylvania and Tyler School of Art MFA Exhibitions

4/1 – 4/26
Victory for Tyler

3/12 – 3/14
20/92 Open Video Call: Juried by Alex Da Corte

3/7   8pm.     $10 / $7 students
Presented by Philadelphia Sound Forum and the Icebox Project Space:Tim Feeney and Seth Cluett

Feeding Speculation: Publication Release

Inliquid Benefifteen

1/8 – 1/20
Body Politic: Contemporary artists in Australia investigate place, identity, memory and history through the graphic image. Co-curated by Richard Hricko and Amze Emmons.

12/11 – 12/19
Unknown Territory: New Art From The Hacktory

12/11- 12/21
I Feel Love: Chad States

12/18, 12/19
The Big Bang Project: Ezra Masch

11/3 – 11/14
hold it, control: Meg Foley and J Louise Makary

AWFUL Wrestling

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