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Take a journey through the eyes of teen artists from the ICA’s nationally recognized teen programs.

This installation features new works made by Boston-area teens in the ICA’s nationally recognized Teen Programs. Throughout the school year, participants in the museum’s rigorous digital photography courses learned to use museum-issued cameras, and established positive relationships with peers and the professional artists and educators who led the classes. Several of the teen artists featured here also earned high school credit from Boston Public Schools (BPS)—a collaborative initiative that redefines learning in the 21st century. 

This selection of photographs by sixteen artists was first presented at an ICA Teen Night in an exhibition titled Polarized Sunset. Polarization in photography allows the artist to manipulate the balance of light in an image, to various effects. The photographs take viewers on a journey through the eyes of Boston teens. These images represent lightness and darkness, movement and stillness, emptiness and abundance.  

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In conjunction with the exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” the ICA will host “Church & State,” a pop-up retail experience featuring a variety of products designed by Abloh. Offerings include a line of exhibition-specific apparel, as well as limited-edition pieces from Abloh’s Off-White™ brand produced exclusively for the ICA.

A selection of Virgil Abloh items is available both at the museum and online. A wider selection of apparel, including T shirts, sweatshirts, and pants, are available only at the Church & State pop-up store at the museum. 

Abloh and Samir Bantal, Director of AMO, the research and design studio of renowned architecture firm OMA, have completely reimagined the concept and design of the store for the ICA, transforming the museum’s Bank of America Art Lab on the first floor. “Church & State” is an extension of Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” and is included with general museum admission.

*Virgil Abloh merchandise is not eligible for member discounts. All sales on Virgil Abloh merchandise are final. We do not accept returns for refunds, credits, or exchanges. We do not accept orders over the phone. All mail orders must be placed through our website. Virgil Abloh merchandise is not eligible for in-person pickup. All online orders will be shipped. Off-White items are limited to one of each item per customer; all other Virgil Abloh merchandise is limited to 5 each per customer. Total orders per customer may not exceed 15 items. The ICA reserves the right to cancel any orders not in compliance with restrictions.

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Signage for Virgil Abloh: “Church & State” provided by YellowPop.