May 13, 2019

I is for Institute: Solveig Øvstebø interview

A white I stretches across a black rectangle; below the top bar, the phrase 'I is for Institute,' in serif, flanks the stem.

Graphic courtesy of ICA Philadelphia.

Our colleagues at ICA Philadelphia recently launched I is for Institute, a new set of critical conversations around what contemporary arts institutions are and can be.

As part of the website’s robust series of interviews with a range of directors and curators, our Executive Director and Chief Curator, Solveig Øvstebø, spoke with the ICA’s Alex Klein and Tausif Noor about the Ren’s unique position in the field and her experience coming to Chicago from Norway: “I see the institution as a muscle that gets its strength from the fantastic people working here… at the end of the day, that’s what constitutes a good institutional platform.”

Read Solveig’s interview.
Read more about I is for Institute.