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Nari Ward: Neutralize Naturalization

Sun Splashed: Nari Ward, the artist’s largest survey to date, is now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Organized by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator, with Jessica Hong, Curatorial Associate, this show couldn’t have come at a…

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Field of Vision: Liz Deschenes at the ICA

In his quintessential text on vision, Techniques of the Observer, author and art historian Jonathan Crary notes: “The mind does not reflect truth but rather extracts it from an ongoing process involving the collision and merging of ideas.”(1) The nineteenth-century…

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Sartor Resartus: Diane Simpson at the ICA, Boston

In Diane Simpson’s sculptures currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the regime of technical drawing collides with the pensile contingency of the textile. To make her sculptures, Simpson subjects the sartorial layer to exacting mathematical study. There is…

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2015 Foster Prize Interviews: Vela Phelan

Every two years the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA) selects up to four Boston-area artists to receive the James and Audrey Foster Prize. In addition to a cash award, finalists are given the opportunity to mount a show in…

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2015 Foster Prize Interviews: kijidome

Every two years the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA) selects up to four Boston-area artists to receive the James and Audrey Foster Prize. In addition to a cash award, finalists are given the opportunity to mount a show in…

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Doris Salcedo at the ICA Boston

The Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has been trying since the 1980s to represent in sculpture the experience of trauma and violence. The plainness of her works, made of simple everyday objects, such as shoes and chairs, belies the intense experiences…

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The Walls Are Alive With the Sound of Os Musicos

In creating their vibrant and fantastical artworks, Brazil’s Os Gemeos (“The Twins” Octavio and Gustavo Pandalfo) draw heavily from dreams and fantasy, rural traditions, and urban life and street culture. Strongly inspired by both the hip hop and graffiti style…

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ICA and SOWA Team Up for First Friday

Just months after trying their hand at the over decade-long tradition, the ICA Boston has joined forces with the SOWA district galleries to throw what they’re calling a “citywide First Friday”. And as a subtle reminder that none of us…

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A Giant Picnic

 If you’ve been away a lot this summer and have yet to see Os Gemeos’ public artwork in Dewey Square, head down there during these last halcyon days of summer. While you’re enjoying a grassy pause between the skyscrapers, have…

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ICA Boston Announces Finalists for Foster Prize

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has announced nine artists as finalists for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize. The honorees for the the museum’s biennial award and exhibition for Boston-area artists are Robert de St. Phalle, Eirik Johnson,…

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ALONZO KING’S LINES BALLET @ ICA

By CHELSEY PHILPOT The LINES Ballet’s Friday night performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art began with false informality: the dancers, wearing sweatpants and t-shirts, warmed up on stage as the sold out audience took their seats. Though this display…