Posts Tagged ‘ICA Boston’

Amy Sillman: one lump or two at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Amy Sillman, C, 2007; Oil on canvas; 45 x 39 inches. Collection of Gary and Deborah Lucidon. Photo: John Berens.

Amy Sillman? All I can say is pentimenti. The artist’s working process provides so many transitory parts that the brain has to protect itself by combining them into a whole. The work comes to a rest, but hiding under the surface are two interpretive horizons: The complete painting and the individual paint strokes. The whole work is inseparable from each stroke, and yet the individual[.....]

Swoon at the ICA, Boston

I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. – John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada, 1672 At this point, everyone knows that street artists leave completely unexpected artworks that don’t last long but that are often more absorbing than the works we usually get to see in museums. Because[.....]

Gabriel Kuri at the ICA Boston

Hidden within the hard facts are things too complicated and involved to be considered with too much precision. Economists and scientists choose what to measure when running their reports with good reason: if they eliminate the extraneous data than the utility of their predictive models increase. This process hides what Gabriel Kuri calls “soft information in hard facts.” His sculptures are attempts to reclaim that[.....]

Manifest.AR at the ICA, Boston

This spring, the Manifest.AR collective is presenting new and established augmented reality (AR) artworks at the ICA during the 2011 Boston Cyberarts festival. Approximately 16 artists will present their incorporeal digital art in and around the ICA. Some will be site-specific works that respond to the architecture of the museum and some will aim to juxtapose their work against the existing physical exhibitions in the[.....]

The Foster Prize finalists at the ICA Boston

The Foster Prize at the ICA Boston is one of the perennial Boston happenings where we take part in our favorite pastime: complaining. We complain about it from beginning to end investigating the minutia, gossiping about the motivations behind nominations, and frowning at the notion that any of the art could be worth our time. This worthwhile award has been slighted in recent years as[.....]