The Institute of Contemporary Art has announced the finalists for the 2006 ICA Artist Prize Honoring Outstanding Boston Artist. This year's finalists are Sheila Gallagher, Jane D. Marsching, Kelly Sherman, and Rachel Perry Welty. The ICA Prize, established in 1999, focuses on artists from the Boston area. The finalists will be show in the new Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed building this upcoming September.
Also, in anticipation for expanded space that the new Fan Pier venue offers, ICA has been collecting artwork for their permanent collection. A selection from these new acquisitions will be included in an inaugural exhibition, Super Vision, which will focus on the aspects of technology and surveillance in art. This month, the ICA has acquired artwork by Kai Althoff, Christian Jankowski, and Lucy McKenzie. This puts the total number works in the ICA collection at 15, representing a wide range of media from 11 artists.
Image are courtesy of the artists and the Institute of Contemporary Art.