Swoon, Anthropocene Extinction, 2011. Mixed media, detail of installation.



Institute of Contemporary Art

Self-styled street artist and activist Swoon (a.k.a. Caledonia Curry) recently contributed a site-specific work to the ICA’s 75th-anniversary celebrations. While officially part of a series on the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, Anthropocene Extinction leapt off the wall as soon as possible, erupting into a long, ribbony chain of paper and cloth, like a giant kindergarten art project, that culminated in a 400-pound, suspended sculpture next to the ICA’s glass elevator. During its installation, visitors took more than the necessary number of elevator rides—they were mesmerized. Walking into the museum, viewers immediately encountered an immense portrait of a 90-year-old Aboriginal woman on a copper-colored wall.…see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.