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Joan Semmel

Installation view, i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2020–21. Photo by Mel Taing. 

Joan Semmel included in i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times, a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.

The institution's press release follows:

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? 

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.

i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times
November 19, 2020 – May 23, 2021
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Boston, MA