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The Chanterelles Are Waning: A Vaginal Davis-style Los Angeles Bike Tour

November 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Vaginal Davis smiles, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, and sits on a beach cruiser bike.

Check-in and exhibition tour at 1pm
Ride promptly at 2pm

“Banish the beige and the automobile for good. Go to the Bicycle Kitchen and cook up your own two-wheel transport. Ten speed, banana seat, or cruiser—it doesn’t make a Cinerama Dome difference to me.” — Vaginal Davis

ICA LA invites you to a bike tour of Downtown Los Angeles to discover the city through the lens and memory of artist Vaginal Davis — an iconic cultural figure whose work, rooted in performance, adopts notions of freakiness to dismantle cultural norms around gender, sexuality, and race. Davis was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in Berlin, Germany.

In collaboration with Davis, ICA LA will have a free ‘zine featuring several bike/walk routes accompanied by an audio playlist with recordings of the artist describing neighborhoods where she would bike, perform, and play in her years in Los Angeles.

The ride is approximately 7.5 miles long with several stops. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bike. Basic bike riding experience required.

Full information provided upon registration.

Special thanks to artist and bike advocate Kelly Marie Martin.


BIPOC artist(s), Women artist(s)
Event Type
Public Art
Pandemic Info


Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1717 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States
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