When:
Closed • Opening at 10:00a
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024 10:00a -
Sunday, Dec 01, 2024 5:00p

Where:
Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Dr
Boston, MA 02210

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Admission:
$Youth 18 and under (and all BPS students): FREE General Admission: $20 Students: $15 Seniors (60+): $17 ICA members: FREE

Hosted by:
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icaboston ICABoston

Categories:
Art

Event website:
https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/wordplay/

Highlighting the rich interplay between imagery and text and the related practices of looking and reading, Wordplay draws primarily from the ICA’s permanent collection to showcase how contemporary artists have played with words to animate and expand their art practices. Text has been part of visual expression for centuries, but “text art” as a genre began to proliferate with the emergence of conceptual art in the 1960s. Artists in the exhibition use text to probe philosophical questions, express and subvert political messages, challenge notions of identity, and connect their artwork with multiple references, writers, and cultural icons. This exhibition will feature many recently acquired works that have never been on view by artists Kenturah Davis, Taylor Davis, Joe Wardwell, and Rivane Neuenschwander, alongside work by Jenny Holzer and Glenn Ligon who have pioneered the creative engagement with language.  


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