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    Expanding The Field Of Painting

    Presented by The Institute of Contemporary Art at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    November 1, 2013 - October 1, 2014


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    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...

    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.


    Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    100 Northern Avenue
    Boston, MA 02210

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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.



    Individual Dates & Times: *

    Jul 22, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Jul 23, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Jul 24, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Jul 25, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Jul 26, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Jul 27, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Jul 29, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Jul 30, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Jul 31, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Aug 1, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)

    Jul 22, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Jul 23, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Jul 24, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Jul 25, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Jul 26, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Jul 27, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Jul 29, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Jul 30, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Jul 31, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Aug 1, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Aug 2, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Aug 3, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Aug 5, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Aug 6, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Aug 7, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Aug 8, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Aug 9, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Aug 10, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Aug 12, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Aug 13, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Aug 14, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Aug 15, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Aug 16, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Aug 17, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Aug 19, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Aug 20, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Aug 21, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Aug 22, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Aug 23, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Aug 24, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Aug 26, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Aug 27, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Aug 28, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Aug 29, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Aug 30, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Aug 31, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Sep 2, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Sep 3, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Sep 4, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Sep 5, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Sep 6, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Sep 7, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Sep 9, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Sep 10, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)
    Sep 11, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Thu)
    Sep 12, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Fri)
    Sep 13, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sat)
    Sep 14, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Sun)
    Sep 16, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue)
    Sep 17, 2014: 10 am - 5 pm (Wed)


    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


    Parking:

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



    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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