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ICA Miami announces opening date, programs

Andra Ursuta’s Soft Power will be featured as an inaugural exhibition at ICA Miami.
Andra Ursuta’s Soft Power will be featured as an inaugural exhibition at ICA Miami.

The newly formed Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami has announced its opening date and inaugural programs.

ICA Miami will host its opening celebration on Dec. 2, the day before Art Basel Miami Beach holds its invitation-only preview.

On Dec. 3, the museum will open its doors to the public with two installations: sculptures by New York-based Andra Ursuta and Sanatorium, an interactive performance work from Mexico’s Pedro Reyes. Ursuta’s pieces will include Soft Power 1 and 2 (2013), giant inflatable fists made of quilted comforters. Sanatorium has the appearance of a clinic, with characters trained by Reyes acting as receptionists and therapists, and interacting with visitors.

The exhibitions will run through March.

Admission to ICA Miami will be free while it is housed at the Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., in the Miami Design District.

The museum’s board of trustees, former board members from the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, are searching for a permanent location after leaving the city-owned location in the midst of a lawsuit earlier this year. Attorneys for North Miami and board members are still working toward a resolution in that case.

Hannah Sampson

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