Thursday, January 19, 2012

ICA Boston

Where has this week gone? It was
just last weekend that I visited Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art & yet it is only today, Thursday afternoon, that I am getting around to posting anything about it.

These are photos I took of the large installation in the lobby & atrium of the museum by the artist Swoon, which consisted in part, of hundreds of intricately cut paper images of endangered species.

Hung in streams suspended from ceiling to floor the cut outs cast shadows on the walls behind.

I found that for me the most interesting way to view the work was in the reflection it cast on the opposite window.

Here in a closer image, the full effect of the reflection can be seen on the buildings beyond.

I also enjoyed Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves which is an impressive, nine-screen video installation that interweaves three stories linking China’s ancient past and the present, & the wonderful sculptures of Ruth Asawa. But more about that later.

For now, I wish each of you a good remainder of the week, with hopes of a happy coming weekend.


  1. Looks great! I've been meaning to get over there, I love Ruth Asawa's work :)

  2. what beautiful images- inspirational for certain.

  3. It seems so beautiful and poetic... Bon weekend Sally !

  4. Fascinating installation by Swoon. Thanks so much for posting.