Here’s a glimpse of Teen Night: REAL/ABSTRACT, a night hosted by teens, for teens at the museum. Featuring: gallery tours, BLACK LIGHT art-making, spoken word, improv, live music, an ICA Teen DJ Collective dance party & more… Don’t miss the next one, February 14th!
Check out more photos on Facebook here & get excited for February…
Photos by Teen Arts Council (TAC)/Fast Forward Member Izzy Ramirez and TAC member Aryana Blake
The ICA Teen Arts Council would like to present Teen Night: Rea/Abstract, based on the work of artist Amy Sillman. Join the TAC at a teen night that explores the blurred lines between what is “real” and what is “abstract” in art & in life. FREE for teens.
Featuring: ICA Teen DJ Collective / Improv groups from BLS and Wellesly High School / Artmaking / Tours in the Galleries / Spoken Word
& much, much more
find info on our Facebook page!
Izzy Ramirez’s film Within the Eyes of Beauty was screened at the Somerville Theater on Nov 2nd as part of the Boston Kids International Film Festival. The ICA’s Fast Forward program traveled to the screening to cheer Izzy on!
The ICA’s Fast Forward program was well represented at the Arlington International Film Festival this weekend. Three films were shown, including Boston 2:50 by Max Anthony and Franklin Santiago, The Shingles by Malcolm DC, and Within the Eyes of Beauty by Izzy Ramirez. Malcolm received the Best Narrative Short award for the Shingles. (Pictured Max Anthony and Malcolm DC)
This year’s SUPERFUSION AUDIO PROJECTS are under way.
The Teen Arts Council and Fast Forward are collaborating once again to make original audio pieces for the ICA’s permanent collection Audio Tour . TAC and FF members chose a piece that speaks to them + teamed up to begin the brainstorm stage…
TAC also made some major strides in planning the next TEEN NIGHT, based on the Amy Sillman exhibition, “one lump or two”.
Featuring: Aric Oak
We’re kicking off a new round of Featured Teen of the Week! Each week, an ICA teen will share something they love about the ICA.
"A few things I like about the ICA are selling my shoes and that they even gave me the opportunity to design my own shoes. I also love all the opportunities to meet different artists and experience different art in the gallery"
- Aric Oak, Teen Arts Council
Check out Aric’s Converse sneakers on sale in the ICA store!
October 11, 2013
Matthew Ritchie Project, Meeting #2
To follow up on the team’s first meeting with Matthew Ritchie, and in preparation for their collaborative project to come, the artist challenged the group to respond to the following prompt:
"Find or document strange or unusual (but real) elements from your own life or environment… anything that might be ignored, rejected or forgotten because it is too different to fit into the narrative of everyday life".
Notes from Teen Arts Council Member Isaac Davenport:
"We worked as a group executing a prompt that [Matthew Ritchie] planned out for us. First, we looked at Ritchie’s animation accompanying his mural in Dewey Square. After discussing the mysterious graphics in his piece, and questioning why he chose to use the colors and sounds he did, we began a drawing activity. This consisted of drawing an unusual experience each of us had - it actually ended up being a quite funny activity. We then connected all of our experiences in a web - FBI style - which proved that even though our life experiences range all over the map, they still all tie together in some way".
TAC merged technology & creativity at their meeting last week to test a new activity based on artist Amy Sillman’s exhibition, one lump or two, now on view at the ICA (visiting the galleries is FREE for teens!). The teens posed for one another, practicing Sillman’s technique of drawing the negative space that bodies create to capture the “figure” - but on iPads!
TAC will explore Amy Sillman’s exhibition at their meeting tonight - more to come!
September 20, 2013
Matthew Ritchie Project, Meeting #1
The magnetic induction that remains in a material after removal of the magnetizing field
A few words from Teen Arts Council member Aric Oak:
Meeting Matthew Ritchie today was amazing! We talked a lot today, and it felt like a college class - it was insane. At first getting to the ICA I didn’t know what to expect. We checked out some of his previous art and he explained some of his upcoming projects in Boston. Then we started experimenting with ideas and memories from our own pasts, and things in our future that we know exist, but kind of ignore. The word REMANENCE was introduced, which is a mouth full and such a crazy word. Then we walked down to Dewey Square together and saw his mural and it was beautiful. This project is really exciting, and I can’t wait for the next session. Things are gonna get weird.
photo left to right: Aric Oak, Matthew Ritchie, Joe Douilette, Izzy Ramirez, Cecelia Halle
School’s back in session, and so is the Teen Arts Council. At their first meeting last Thursday night, the TAC geared up for the exciting projects and collaborations to come, welcomed new members & did some mingling in the galleries… with each other and with the artwork! Here are a few things we learned about each other:
Kayla thinks Jason Middlebrook’s Finding Square most looks like her when she wakes up in the morning!
Gibson would have dinner with Mickalene Thomas’ Monet’s Salon
& Dora thinks Klara Lidén’s Untitiled (Poster Painting) piece made of a conglomeration of found posters most represents the TAC.
Be sure to click these pieces to learn more, or better yet - visit the ICA in person (FREE for teens!). Questionnaire-inspired zine-making awaits the TAC tonight, so stay tuned for pics & more exciting updates on the year ahead.