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The World We Want is Us

Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The World We Want Is Us presents large-scale projections onto the ICA’s facade by artists and Southerners On New Ground (SONG) members Shazza Berhan and Laura Chow Reeve. They co-created a series of visuals that combine text and imagery to envision a new future for Richmond. For instance, one depicts protest as a form of community care; another presents a future in which investments in the public good through health care, housing, education, and the arts leads to safer, happier communities. The artists hope for a time “in which conditions have changed and we no longer have to fight for dignity and basic safety, building on the work of local organizers, activists, and advocates who have been working for justice, reformation and liberation.”  


Projections will be visible on the ICA’s exterior each evening, weather permitting. Pedestrians may view from the Belvidere sidewalk or within the Resiliency Garden. Please maintain social distancing.


The World We Want Is Us is a project for Commonwealth, and extends the exhibition’s questions about how our common resources are used to influence the wealth and well-being of our communities. It is presented by the ICA in conjunction with InLight

Institute for Contemporary Art, Exterior
601 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220


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