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March 23, 2016

The New York Times Interviews Rodney McMillian and Chief Curator Anthony Elms about The Black Show

Rodney McMillian NYT

Randy Kennedy interviews Rodney McMillian and ICA Chief Curator Anthony Elms in The New York Times:

“It is simply a different transformation of what he calls “post-consumer items” to channel a sense of home, love, loss and bodies, particularly black bodies, for which the line between the personal and the political can be razor-thin. ‘There’s one piece in our show with the word ‘target’ in the title and another with ‘flag,’’ said Anthony Elms, chief curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art. 'There’s a painting that’s a representation of a pair of lungs.’ (Visitors probably won’t miss the allusions, particularly to the Eric Garner case.)

Mr. Elms added, 'I was prepped by Rodney that it was going to be a pretty dark show, that we were starting with heavy material, and it was probably only going to get heavier.’”

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