The morning after, we headed off to the seafront in South Boston where the ICA (founded 1936) acquired a small area of land and commissioned Diller Scofidio when they were relatively unknown. It’s a clever building – very spacious, with big, high-ceilinged galleries, all on the top floor and a huge central void filled by the passenger and service elevator:-
Like many institutions of contemporary art (e.g. the Design Museum), it began by turning its back on the idea of a permanent collection, but has now succumbed, and shows work on rotation, including the impressively authoritative Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women.
Ethan Murrow, Seastead :-
Cornelia Parker, Hanging Fire (Suspected Arson):-
Eva Hesse, Ennead (1966):-