On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has commissioned Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, to create the fifth installation of the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. Extending from the elevator atrium to the lobby and soaring forty feet up to the ceiling, Swoon’s new installation is the largest to occupy the Fineberg Art Wall. The work, titled Anthropocene Extinction, is composed of streams of intricately cut paper which connect key sculptural elements within the installation-including a 400-pound, suspended bamboo sculpture.
In both her art and her own life, Swoon is deeply engaged with social issues and humanitarian projects. Anthropocene Extinction looks at the effects of industrialized society on people and the environment and includes a portrait of one of the last Australian Aboriginals to have experienced the traditional nomadic culture.