Opens tomorrow! ICA Director Jill Medvedow (@jillmedv) says, '#LessIsaBore asks us to reconsider artworks by well-known artists like Sol LeWitt and Jasper Johns in a new light and alongside artists like Howardena Pindell and Miriam Schapiro who, in the 1970s, used materials and techniques long associated with craft, domesticity, and women.' Discover more when Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design opens June 26. Don't be a bore, come see it for yourself!
Thank you @skinnerauctions for supporting opening night!
Miriam Schapiro, Mexican Memory, 1981. Acrylic, glitter, and fabric on canvas. 48 x 96 inches (121.9 x 243.8 cm). Collection of Kathleen and Douglas Landy, New York. © Miriam Schapiro
@BostonGlobe art critic Murray Whyte (@murrayscottwhyte) calls #JohnAkomfrah's “Purple” 'stunning, tragic, gobsmacking beauty.' The artist's 'six-screen magnum opus now unspooling at the #ICAWatershed in East Boston, engulfs. It’s a breathtaking precis of a planet-threatening scourge: Like the slow-motion terror of climate change itself, nudging sea-level human settlements toward the unlivable (that’s you, Boston), ‘Purple’’s presence is inexorable, its impacts incremental. There are no outright cataclysms here, no thorough, planet-blighting disasters. ‘Purple’ instead mirrors the world we now know, with its insistent rumble of change, and not for the good.'
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More #Pride voices from LGBTQIA+ staff members at the ICA. Today, we hear from Visitor Assistant Erin Wagner, who shares what Pride means to her:
'Pride is in the soft spaces, it stretches and holds the tension. Pride is knowing your history and the work of all the people that came before you, and being able to see the love and passion and deep community in the struggle that's still going on today. It's being able to grab hands and say, 'These are my people,' and loving all that you hold. Pride, like love, is vulnerable, audacious, reckless, and necessary.' Erin is pictured here with one her favorite works in the museum, #NinaChanelAbney's powerful art wall (@ninachanel).
Follow along all month long as we continue to share more staff voices in honor of #BostonPride #PrideMonth and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. #LookingBackLovingForward.
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