Icebox Project Space

This week at the Icebox Project Space

Monday Oct 5 – Crane Arts building closed
Tuesday Oct 6 – Crane Arts building closed
Wednesday Oct 7 – Closed
Thursday Oct 8 – Crescendo, Reception 6-9pm
Friday Oct 9 – Closed
Saturday Oct 10 – Closed
Sunday Oct 11 – Crane Arts building closed





You Can Curate!

We are inviting you to be the curator of the Icebox Project Space! Using provided painted wooden sticks, you will curate a show within a scaled model of the Icebox.  Sign in to our log book, document your piece, and post entries on instagram with #youcancurate.

Entries will be reviewed by our juror, Sean Robert FitzGerald, a Philadelphia-based painter and one of the founders of Fjord Gallery. The chosen entry will be executed in the real Icebox for one week during December of 2015.  The actual size of the Icebox is 47′ x 97′, with a 20′ ceiling.  Each piece represented in the model will be a black 16 foot  2″x6″.

The Icebox will be open to any participants Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 pm to 6 pm; remember, the last day to participate October 3rd.


Ann-Marie LeQuesne

On October 8th, the Icebox will be hosting London-based artist Ann-Marie LeQuesne for an exhibition documenting her recent pieces performed here in Philadelphia. Crescendo, a performance done at the Icebox Project Space, used participants voices to create a crescendo. Early this September was a performance of her piece Fanfare, filmed on one of the main intersections on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus. Three piccolo players and three vocalists descended upon the intersection and, using either their piccolo or their vocals, recreated the noise of the cross-walk signals, to the surprise and amusement of passers-by. Stop by on October 8th to see films of these performances and much more.


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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Fall 2015

Events & Performances:

You Can Curate! Presented by Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney: For all of you out there who have been just dying to know what it would be like to curate an exhibition at the Icebox Project Space, September’s Second Thursday is your chance to step up and put up!

Ann-Marie LeQuesne
Past Events:

CRESCENDO by Ann-Marie LeQuesne

The Fool by Jesus Benavente

8/14 – 8/22

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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