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- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
User Reviews (6 Reviews)
- Institute of Contemporary ArtMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 21, 2013
I like the ICA because it's different every time you go. And I just love the some of the weird, oddball stuff that's on display here. I may not always understand the exhibits here, but I can still enjoy them. And I like the way the ICA always seems to feel fresh and exciting; it isn't your typical, stuffy old museum. And admission is free every Thursday from 5-9 pm, so there's really no excuse not to check it out.
- Institute of Contemporary ArtOct 12, 2012
This review is specifically for "Isaac Julien's Ten Thousand Waves" exhibit. As of today, there were only three installations running, and thankfully I got the student price, because $15 for such a small gallery would have been a little steep.
The space of ICA is wicked cool (note the regional dialect), sitting right on the Bastan Aarbar. There are some great reflective points, and with floor to ceiling windows most everywhere, it's a great place to just watch the time, and the water go by.
The Julien exhibit takes up the upper corner of the exhibit space, and is split between 9 hanging screens with sound pods accompanying them. The installation follows three stories linking China's past and present, and if nothing else, is striking, from both a visual and acoustic sense. There were often almost all 9 screens running video from different angles, but the stimulation was never overwhelming.
One section resonated with me specifically, which is an absolutely marvelous sequence of dark and tumultous surf, all set to a cascading and at times cacophonous sound of surf reverberating throughout the exhibit space. There was a moment right int the thick of it where I looked at my buddy Ryan, and he had the exact same look on his face, which was, "I'm in it." I got it, I got what he was trying to do; the image and feeling was conveyed. And that doesn't often happen with me and art, so for that moment where I felt afraid, that the fear was palpable, that I was actually in the middle of the storm, and in the water... I thank you.
There are so many gems of this video that resonate, and I am considering going again just to experience it again. Absolutely worth it.
- Institute of Contemporary ArtJul 04, 2012
In 2006, the Institute of Contemporary Art moved from Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood into this new building on Boston’s waterfront. The Institute was founded in 1936 to exhibit the work of established and emerging contemporary artists. There are no permanent exhibits. The Institute of Contemporary Art also presents theater, dance, and film productions.
- Institute of Contemporary Art