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Eva Hesse at the ICA and Tory Fair at the deCordova

Hesse's ability to imbue her art with body and blood and gravity anticipated the kinder, gentler minimalism of today's Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, and Roni Horn, as well as the fleshy fairy-tale figures of Kiki Smith. Boston sculptor Tory Fair has d
Women's work
By GREG COOK  |  July 29, 2011
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The news from No Place

Saya Woolfalk first grabbed people's attention around 2005, with playful-serious installations and videos in which performers masked in bright, patchwork fabric costumes of cartoon leaves and long swinging dreadlocks jumped around small rooms decorated
Saya Woolfalk and the feminist 'heretics'
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010
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Vandal-in-chief

Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009
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Year in Art: Beyond the gloom

The Boston art scene felt muted for much of 2008, with 10 galleries closing and the death of two local icons: Harriet Casdin-Silver and Jules Aarons.
Continuing cheer in dark times
By GREG COOK  |  December 22, 2008
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Styrofoam sorcery

They seem like something dreamed up by a mad-scientist Martha Stewart tinkering in her cellar late at night.  
Tara Donovan's mad-scientist magic invades the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  October 15, 2008


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Peabody rising

Could the Peabody Essex Museum be the Boston area’s most exciting art museum right now?
Bold leadership and an ambitious curatorial vision have vaulted the Peabody Essex Museum into a spot among the country’s best
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008

Kapoor speaks

I believe that what you see isn’t what you see. It’s never what you see. It never was what you see.
“Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future” at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  June 03, 2008
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The illusionist

Kapoor’s work looks like nothing in reproduction; you have to experience it in person to get it.
Anish Kapoor at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  June 03, 2008
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A certain kind of disorientation

Home-grown new sculpture is alive and well right here right now, as Boston Sculptors Gallery regularly reminds us.
Anish Kapoor at the ICA, MCC Award Winners at Boston Sculptors, And ‘8 in ’08’ at Massart
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 20, 2008
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Naughty by nature

Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008


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Dullsville

I waited in a crowd for two hours before finally getting into Boston’s new Institute of Contemporary Art on opening day, December 10. Just then a mother rushed out the door, telling her husband and their four little girls, “They say another hour.”
A contrarian view of the new ICA
By GREG COOK  |  January 17, 2007
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Dancing across the city

The ICA’s Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, with its sprung wood dance floor and wrap-around windows framing the harbor, is positioned to become Boston dance’s most significant venue.
Between the opening of the new ICA and Bank of America's de-funding of Celebrity Series, will Boston be a city on the move or on the make in 2007?
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 27, 2006
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Eye on you

Oskar Kokoschka is reputed to have asked, if the Louvre were burning and you could rescue either the Mona Lisa or a cat, which would it be? Slideshow: "Super Vision" at the ICA
The new ICA’s pretty, so how’s the art?
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  December 13, 2006
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I’m your fan

It’s time to smash that big bottle of champagne over the bow of Boston’s glossy, glassy new Institute of Contemporary Art, as the museum throws open the lofty doors to its new Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed digs on Boston’s Fan Pier.
The new ICA opens with ‘Super Vision,’ ‘2006 James and Audrey Foster Prize,’ ‘Momentum 6: Sergio Vega,’ and ‘Chiho Aoshima’
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 21, 2006
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Beyond dollars and square feet

When the Institute of Contemporary Art revealed specifics of the first 11 acquisitions for its permanent collection a month ago, I watched with particular interest.
How will museum expansion in Massachusetts affect the way we see — and talk about — art?
By GREG COOK  |  April 05, 2006