Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Promise to Communicate

The ICA features a different work of art each year in the lobby. This year it was an interactive piece by a Kenyan artist named Wangechi Mutu. She often does wall based works with lots of textures. This piece is special, too, because the public was encouraged to engage with the art. 
Pencils hang down in front of the textures and fabric. The piece is meant to explore ideas of free speech and how we interact with each other. Some people wrote their names, others wrote positive messages, other drew pictures.

The colors and lines of the writing really drew me in. 9 months into the exhibition and you can see how many people have come through the museum. How far and wide each of our messages can spread.

A simple, but powerful installation.
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11 thoughts on the matter:

Tom said... {Reply}

...sometimes lately, 'We are many, They are few' doesn't feel like the way things are.

Shelbee on the Edge said... {Reply}

Wow, Tamar, this is really cool! I love interactive art and you know I really a good positive message! So beautiful. There is a duo of local artists in my community who do live art shows where they just paint and paint on a huge mural size canvas while people watch. They often invite the audience to add to the piece as well....which is similar to this idea and it is really quite a cool initiative to engage people and involve them more in an appreciation of art. Thanks for sharing this!


Bekah said... {Reply}

Oh wow! I really like that!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

That's cool - I like the graffiti-like vibe it has

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I love this! So fun!

Meditations in Motion said... {Reply}

Gorgeous! And I hope she is right - We are many, they are few!

LA Paylor said... {Reply}

Isn't this just wonderful. Free speech is a right and a privilege and a responsibility all at once. We should be safe to speak up. The artist has created a party, where each person is safe to speak. Love that you showcased it, and the image of three woman at the wall reminds me of the wailing wall in Jerusalem. Similar in that one should feel free to pray, and to peacefully speak one's mind both.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

I love when you can interact with art!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Wow, that is so cool and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Klara S said... {Reply}

Cool pictures.
Thank you for hosting.

Joanne said... {Reply}

That is such a neat installation! I love the idea of an interactive art exhibit.