ICA Boston

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:-

The lift:-

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):-

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