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    Expanding The Field Of Painting

    Presented by at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    November 1, 2013 - October 1, 2014


    Expanding The Field Of Painting

    Since the end of the 19th century, painting has gone through a repeated cycle of death and rebirth in the face of artistic innovations such as photography, conceptual art, installation, and digital-imaging technologies.

    At each of these challenges, artists have explored alternative ways of making a “painting” that go beyond the application of paint to a canvas using a brush by diversifying the components of its production and presentation. This exhibition highlights the most recent growth in painting, examining key transformations in the practice since the 1970s. Pushing the boundaries of its definition, the artists whose works are on view have deconstructed and reinvented what a painting is and what it can be. While some have maintained a commitment to traditional materials, others have expanded the genre beyond its limits to take the form of video projections, a pile of advertising posters, altered book covers, and even vintage chairs hung side-by-side on the wall. Through their varied investigations into the history, present, and future of painting, these artists acknowledge and often exaggerate its contradictions to proclaim that painting still is, and will likely remain, very much alive.

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    Admission Info:

    $15 general museum admission
    $13 seniors
    $10 students

    FREE for ICA members and youth 17 and under
    FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights.
    FREE admission for up to two adults accompanied by children 12 and under during Play Dates, offered on the last Saturday of every month.


    The ICA does not have a parking garage, however there is affordable paid parking available in lots near the ICA.

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