Swoon: Anthropocene Extinction @ ICA Boston

September 5th, 2011 Posted by: Paper Monster

Swoon has been quite busy this summer making the museum rounds with her large scale installations.  This time she takes over the atrium at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston with her latest installation Anthropocene Extinction.  


For the ICA’s fifth installation of the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, Swoon's installation will extend from the elevator atrium to the lobby, soaring 40 feet up to the ceiling—the largest installation to occupy the Fineberg Art Wall. The work, titled Anthropocene Extinction, is composed of streams of intricately cut paper which connect key sculptural elements within the installation, including a 400-pound, suspended bamboo sculpture. The exhibition is accompanied by an ICA-produced video featuring installation footage and an interview with the artist.


There is a great video on the ICA's website you can view by linking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.  It is well worth the link, you get a great idea of the scale and detail of the installation. Also below are a couple of pictures courtesy of Geoff Hargadon and Brooklyn Street Art.  Make sure to visit BSA to read their write-up and see a couple more images of the installation.

First image via Radio Boston

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