I had a chance to check out some of the new exhibits at the Boston ICA last week. I have yet to go there and not find something that I really loved and this time what I really like most was Nick Cave's "sound suits". You can read about the exhibit here but I suggest taking a look if you have the chance. The detail on these things is just awesome.
Also on exhibit at the ICA is some work from William Kentridge which includes a mind blowing immersive room experience with wall to wall projection and sound and some really interesting stuff from Christina Ramberg, an artist with an interesting style who died very young.
I found out about the band Savages in late September last year and their album Silence Yourself turned out to be my favorite of 2013. Luckily right after I found out about them I discovered that they were playing soon in Boston at my favorite venue, The Paradise. They put on an awesome show and I highly recommend them if you might be into a high energy show with a punk rock sound. Here are a few pictures I snapped. All were shot on iPhone.
A friend told me about a Living Social deal for an exhibit I had never heard of before. It's call Body Worlds and once I looked into it I was compelled to get tickets. A description from the website.
BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and actualizing human body. Featuring authentic human bodies, the exhibition shows the body through cautionary displays about distress and disease, and inspirational insights about the virtuosity and resilience of the human body.
So basically it is an exhibit that uses real human cadavers. It sounded creepy but also extremely interesting, and it was. I guarantee you have never seen the human body in this way. All cadavers have the skin removed to show certain aspects of the body such as muscles, nerves, and organs.
Pretty extraordinary stuff. Here are some pictures I snapped.
I can't believe it took me this long to visit, but I finally got up and close with my alma maters newest building the Massart "Tree House" residence hall. Such a cool building whether you look at it from afar or up close.