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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


Lucy Raven Lecture

Art + Research
Sat, Apr 8, 2017
Vertical night aerial photograph taken during a raid on Berlin, September 2, 1941. Vertical night aerial photograph taken during a raid on Berlin, September 2, 1941.

As part of the Art + Research Center’s Spring 2017 Semester, “New Social Abstractions,” artist and filmmaker Lucy Raven will deliver a new public lecture, “20th Century Lights,” at ICA Miami. To learn more, or enroll in workshops conducted by Lucy Raven, please visit

20th Century Lights

This talk will explore a legacy of searchlights in the 20th century—in cinema, in war, and in media fanfare. As research for a new project currently in production, the history of these lights will be examined alongside the images they produce and the locations and ideologies they illuminate.

About Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven (b. 1977, Tucson, Arizona) lives and works in New York City. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings internationally including the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (2016); VOX centre de l’image contemporaine, Montréal (2015); Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York (2015); Over you/you, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2015); Portikus, Frankfurt (2014); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (2014); Interaccess Gallery, Toronto (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California (2012); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012); Manchester International Festival, Manchester (2011) and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010). Her recent solo exhibition, “Edge of Tomorrow,” recently opened at Serpentine Galleries, London. Raven teaches at Cooper Union School of Art.