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Still life

Nobody knew very much about Mike Disfarmer. Even his name was a fabrication.
Disfarmer at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 21, 2010

Conductor karaoke

Surrealists who work with movement have to manage a demanding slight-of-hand.
Xavier Le Roy at the ICA
By DEBRA CASH  |  April 09, 2010

Airs and graces

Somewhere in the middle of Stephen Petronio’s terrific hour-long dance I Drink the Air Before Me last Friday night, the dancers exited and the space went dark.
Stephen Petronio at the ICA, Black Grace at the Paramount
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 26, 2010

Tall stories

The Institute of Contemporary Art gets down and dirty this spring with Mexican artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, who's better known as DR. LAKRA — or, as they might say in his home of Oaxaca, "Dr. Delinquent."
Puppets, painted poetry, and the Kennedys
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
Molesworth named ICA chief curator

Molesworth named ICA chief curator

 Helen Molesworth, head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum since 2007, has been named chief curator at Boston’s...
By Greg Cook  |  January 14, 2010


The most substantial item in the assortment of dances by the Trey McIntyre Project last weekend was an oddly proportioned 20-minute meditation on climate change and Glacier National Park. McIntyre, whose company appeared at the ICA as part of the CRASH
Trey McIntyre at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 27, 2009

Shepard Fairey beats all but 3 charges in Suffolk Co. graffiti case

Shepard Fairey beats all but 3 charges in Suffolk Co. graffiti case

Out of the 28 graffit-related charges the Suffolk District Attorney's Office has been trying to slap Shepard Fairey with for the last 9 years, only three...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  July 10, 2009

Screaming from the gallery

Last Friday night, Dan Deacon dug frantically through tangles of cables for one that might get a live signal out of the duct-taped pile of equipment in front of him. A fire truck and an ambulance, pulling up outside the windows behind him, filled the ro
Dan Deacon, live at the ICA, June 12, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  June 19, 2009


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

Recap: the Shepard Fairey party at the ICA

With people buying $500 scalped tickets to watch Shepard Fairey spin records at the ICA Friday, I’m sure that struggling DJs were as comforted as...
By webteam  |  February 09, 2009