ICA’s front desk during installation of Situationist International: “On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time 1957–1972, 1989.
Pioneering performance and conceptual artist Chris Burden receives his first U.S. museum survey, organized by the Newport Harbor Art Museum and shown at the ICA. The first major museum exhibition dedicated to the Situationist International studies the group’s critique of the “society of the spectacle” first theorized by Guy Debord, and charts fifteen prolific years of agitational activity in Europe between 1957 and 1972. CURRENTS takes account of artists’ response to the AIDS crisis, presenting work by Gregg Bordowitz, Isaac Julien, and Tom Kalin, among others. — 63
A brief history of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, from 1936 to 2011.