Installation view, The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2021–22. Photo by Mel Taing.
With every call for social change arrives the possibility to make the world anew. The Worlds We Make: Selections from the ICA Collection explores how artists have visualized beyond present reality to imagine, dream, and realize the world-otherwise. Drawn from the ICA’s permanent collection and Boston-area collections, these works consider world-making in relation to broader themes such as climate and the natural environment, historical narratives and speculative fictions, the supernatural and the planetary. Expansive in subject and medium, the exhibition includes works by artists such as Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Jeffrey Gibson, Lorraine O’Grady, Matthew Ritchie, and Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA), among others.
Also included in The Worlds We Make is Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room LOVE IS CALLING. Note that timed tickets are required for admission to LOVE IS CALLING and go on sale for members on September 21 and to the general public on September 28. Learn more
Together, the works in this exhibition celebrate the emancipatory potential of artistic imagination and invite other ways to see, create, and belong in the worlds we make.