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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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Modern times

Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
By GREG COOK  |  January 08, 2010
Curatorial rivalry between MFA and ICA heats up with new appointment

Curatorial rivalry between MFA and ICA heats up with new appointment


Jen Mergel Museum hot seatsBoston’s Museum of Fine Arts announced today that it has lured away the most senior curator at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary...
By Greg Cook  |  December 22, 2009
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States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009
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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

'Tote Board' is destroying America?

Steven Stark, I want you to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself this question: what good does your column do for voters?
Letters to the Boston editor, September 19, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 17, 2008
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Dollhouses and dream states

Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 08, 2008