In association with the exhibition Leap Before You Leap: Black Mountain College 1933–1957, the ICA has collaborated with five artists of various disciplines to properly celebrate the first Happening—an important and influential event in the history of art. These area artists were asked to respond to college’s history and connect it with contemporary practice; their actions are presented in the galleries while the exhibition is on view. Hear directly from Calm, Legros Georges, Krukowski, and McCormack on their intensive participation in this distinct project honoring the legacy of Black Mountain College.
Top Image: Willem de Kooning, Asheville, 1948, oil and enamel on cardboard, 25 5/8 x 31 7/8 inches. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. © 2015 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.