Nan Goldin, Honda Brothers in Cherry Blossom Storm, Tokyo, 1994
To expand access to I’m Yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times during the pandemic, the ICA Boston has created a virtual experience of the exhibition.
Events of this year have brought the world to a halt, affecting global commerce and security, putting our own mortality in sharp focus, and heightening existing inequities, injustices, and political tensions. In this time, we ask: What is the role of art and museums?
Chantal Joffe, Self-Portrait with Esme, 2009
Henry Taylor, i’m yours, 2015
Gail Thacker, Mark Morrisroe in Bed, 1989
Collier Schorr, South of No North, 1995
Louise Bourgeois, Cell (Hands and Mirror), 1995
Joan Semmel, Green Heart, 1971
Nalini Malani, The Two Americas – That Is I, 2015
Rania Matar, Orly and Ruth, 2020
Marlene Dumas, The Messengers, 1992
I’m Yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times celebrates the power of experiencing art in person. This exhibition, which borrows its title from a Henry Taylor painting in the ICA collection, is conceived as an invitation to our visitors to create a personal connection with works of art. Collaboratively and virtually organized in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest, I’m Yours is presented within a dramatic, raw architectural space as a series of small galleries, each offering a different artistic perspective to emphasize that the stories museums may tell through art are never fixed but always in process. Comprising unique encounters with new acquisitions and iconic works from the ICA’s collection, the exhibition’s groupings, or scenes, address a range of topics, including ideas of home and history, social and material transformation, and frames of identity in portraiture and sculpture.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mirror Study (0X5A7431), 2018
Cady Noland, Objectification Process, 1989
Firelei Báez, Man Without a Country,(AKA Anthropophagist Wading in the Artibonite River), 2014–15
Tara Donovan, Untitled (Pins), 2003
Rineke Dijkstra, Evgenya, Induction Center Tel Hashomer, Tel Hashomer, Israel, March 6, 2002; Evgenya, North Court Base, Pikud Tzafon, Israel, December 9, 2002
Wangechi Mutu, Blackthrone VIII, 2012
Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios, 1996
Including works by Chantal Joffe, Henry Taylor, Kader Attia, Cindy Sherman, Firelei Báez, Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, Marlene Dumas, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rania Matar, and Rineke Dijkstra, among others, I’m Yours sparks wonder, encourages questions, challenges assumptions, and provides a space for reflection.