The ICA just opened in Boston, yet another high-profile architectural porn project/museum/ploy to lure tourists and the Wallpaper* (not to mention Gridskipper set) to Boston. The NYT'sNicola Ouroussoff goes pretty gaga for the Diller Scofidio & Renfro-designed complex. He calls it the "the most important building to rise here in a generation" which isn't saying much (c'mon, it is Boston) but also lavishes encomia upon the structure's "taut glass-and-steel forms." No mention is made of the giant mural gracing the lobby by Chiho Aoshima of a girl farting flowers (an allusion perhaps to girls are made out of sugar and spice and everything nice whilst their male counterparts of AIDS and snails and puppy dog tails). The Boston Globe meanwhile includes an awesome 360 degree view of the lobby (con gassa) and a spiffy and massive online feature.
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