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See this film series: "New England Animators" at the ICA

See this film series: "New England Animators" at the ICA

Karen Aqua's "Taxonomy" You don't have to go to Pixar Studios for inventive, eclectic, and visionary animators - many of them can be found right...
By Peter Keough  |  May 06, 2011

Review: Nicholas Leichter at the ICA

Except for an impressive list of sponsors and presenters, Nicholas Leichter doesn't tell us much about The Whiz , his gloss on Sidney Lumet's 1978 movie The Wiz , a gloss on the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz , which could be the most beloved and riffed
Funkin' around
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 04, 2011

Winter Art Preview: Interiors and exteriors

During the icy months of the gray heart of the Boston winter, art offers a chance for you to travel to the balmy South Seas and, via a brainy conceptual artist, the streets of Mexico City. Winter shows also offer a chance to travel through history, from
Gorey's "Enigmas," La Farge's Tahiti, Fig's studios, Perry Welty's voicemail
By GREG COOK  |  December 31, 2010

Streetcraft and stagecraft

Mark Bradford's LA, Triiibe's Eden
Mark Bradford's LA, Triiibe's Eden
By GREG COOK  |  November 26, 2010

Review: Trajal Harrell's vogue and anti-vogue

Trajal Harrell's 20 Looks or Paris Is Burning at Judson Church (S) is as obscure as its title.
Plus Boston Ballet's La Bayadère
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 12, 2010

Photos: Work by Jenny Holzer at the ICA

Pre-performace projections on the waterfront
Pre-performace projections on the waterfront
By SCOTT M. LACEY  |  August 06, 2010


It's a man's man's world

Charles LeDray's World's Greatest Dad describes the toughest bastard ever to swagger across the planet.
Charles LeDray at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2010

It's a man's man's world

Charles LeDray's World's Greatest Dad describes the toughest bastard ever to swagger across the planet.
Charles LeDray at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2010


They aren’t the most auspicious of couplings: an Arab and Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942; a butcher and his apprentice in Haredi Jerusalem; the survivor of a terrorist bombing and a stranger who might be a guardian angel.
Love is stronger than death at Jewishfilm.2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 02, 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

High stepping

The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
Dancing with the stars
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 12, 2010


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

Narrative truth

For the majority of us Americans, Iraq and Afghanistan are a series of news-data points — number of Americans killed today, number of car bombs, spending tallies, estimates of civilian deaths.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s war story at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  November 13, 2009
Streb Extreme Action

Streb Extreme Action

Last time Streb Extreme Action was at the Institute of Contemporary Art, in February 2007, Marcia Siegel noted that Elizabeth's Streb's "ferociously physical choreography seems...
By Jason OBryan  |  October 14, 2009

Photo: Damian Ortega at ICA

Photos of Damian Ortega's Do It Yourself show at the ICA
Damian Ortega's Do It Yourself exhibit at the ICA, September 18, 2009 - January 18, 2009
By MELISSA OSTROW AND GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009

Autumn garden

It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009


Blake babies

Nature is mysterious and mystical in "And the fair Moon rejoices" (at the BCA's Mills Gallery through August 16), as foreign as the wilds of New England probably seemed to its first English settlers. And maybe there are witches about.
New visions at the BCA and the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  August 07, 2009

Moving pictures

The latest Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips project — 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Plexifilm) — is true to the artist it honors, innocence is only the surface of subterfuge.
Dean & Britta take on Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 17, 2009


Zoe/Juniper at the ICA
Zoe|Juniper at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 26, 2009

A small, good thing

It's no surprise that Fred Frith, who's one of the world's leading improvising musicians and a wildly inventive composer, would form a group called Cosa Brava.
Fred Frith and Cosa Brava try songs for a change
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 09, 2008

Patrick’s winning hand

Casino gambling may not solve all of the fiscal challenges facing Massachusetts, but it is the best idea currently on the table.
Why the governor’s casino plan is aces
By EDITORIAL  |  September 19, 2007