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Hervé Tullet: Ideal Exhibition at ICA LA

Hervé Tullet: Ideal Exhibition. Photo: Tarek Al-Nosir

In Ideal Exhibition, artist and children's book author Hervé Tullet activates ICA LA as a site for hands-on, artistic collaboration and audience engagement. In the Project Room, visitors can find a selection of Tullet's artworks, art supplies and materials, tables and seating, and a series of instructional videos produced by Tullet and collaborators at Tobo Studios. 

Visitors are invited to engage in this interactive art-making project, watching Tullet's videos which share his creative process and in turn making their own artwork using paper, paint, colored markers, tape, and other lively materials.
By performing Tullet’s process, audiences can tap into their creative energy and become artists of the exhibition, with their own artwork being installed and displayed collectively and rotated regularly throughout the exhibition period. The result is an evolving menagerie of colors, shapes, and artistic gestures.

Throughout ICA LA’s Summer School, and at any time online, visitors can explore the wells of their imagination and create an Ideal Exhibition with artist Hervé Tullet.

About Hervé Tullet
Hervé Tullet (b. 1958; Avranches, France) is a New York-based artist and performer, as well as a renowned children’s book author and illustrator. He has written over 80 books translated into over 30 languages. Tullet is also known for his large-scale interactive workshops, which involve up to 1,000 participants and take place in libraries, schools, art centers, and museums around the world. Recent exhibitions include This Isn’t Trash at Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, New York;Hervé Tullet’s Art Explosion: Pittsburgh at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Oh! Hervé Tullet A Retrospective Exhibition at Seoul Arts Center, South Korea.

Support for Hervé Tullet: Ideal Exhibition is provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation through Kids Trail.

In-kind support is provided by Chronicle Books, FLOR, and POSCA. Summer School at ICA LA is presented by the Sydney D. Holland Foundation, Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, and Fieldwork.