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September 09, 2013, 9:40am

Barry McGee at the ICA Boston

Barry McGee’s recent retrospective highlights a common dilemma in the rising popularity of bringing street art into museums and galleries—namely, how do you capture the ephemeral nature of the work and evoke its urban context in a white cube, and how does the message of the artwork change? The ICA show sought to confront these dilemmas, and the result was a show that revealed itself as an environment more than simply a survey. Replete with floor-to-ceiling wall installations, animatronic sculptures, and a massive totem of 130 television screens, the show drew heavily on McGee’s Bay Area roots and graffiti aesthetic. - Nadiah Fellah, NYC Contibutor (Visiting Boston!)

Barry McGee, Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Listed under: Review

September 24, 2010, 10:00am

Q&A: Randi Hopkins, Juror, 2010 MFA Annual Competition

New American Paintings is pleased to announce that Randi Hopkins, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), will serve as the juror for the 2010 MFA Annual Competition, Edition #93. (Open to current MFA candidates. The deadline for entry is October 31, 2010. Apply online.)

Listed under: Competitions, Q&A

September 22, 2010, 10:00am

Q&A: Evelyn Rydz

Detail from Drifing Islands #3, 2009 | Pencil, Color Pencil, and Acrylic on 2 Sheets of Duralar, 21 x 32 inches

Listed under: Art World, Q&A

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