THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Featuring new acquisitions, In the Making examines artists' process and materials

Each year, since its debut in 2006, the ICA Collection is reinstalled to present new works and new themes. This fourth exhibition, In the Making, marks the Collection’s ongoing growth with a focus on artists’ process and materials in the making of their signature works. For the first time, separate galleries will be devoted to photography, sculpture, and painting. Each gallery invites an in-depth look at how artistic approaches to medium transform familiar subjects into resonant images and experiences.

Photographers such as Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Roe Ethridge, Noriko Furunishi, and Nan Goldin present a range of approaches, from raw and candid to highly conceptual and constructed, to expand notions of the medium.

Sculptures in the exhibition assemble unexpected fragments of our daily lives—pins, Scotch tape, sugar cubes, oil, and charred wood—into forms both familiar and surprising.

A focused look at South African-born, Amsterdam-based artist Marlene Dumas presents five of her powerful, emotionally raw paintings and drawings. The female figure, one of Dumas’ major subjects, is portrayed in a variety of scales, arrangements, and media as the artist updates this classic theme in the history of art.

 

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