ICA Virtual Tour: Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Purpose Is To Be Successful

Jessica Vaughn: Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful
Feb. 26 – May 9, 2021

Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful—the title drawn from a work on view in this gallery—surveys the visual artist Jessica Vaughn’s new and recent work. In this exhibition, she examines late twentieth- and twenty-first-century office culture, the promise of malleability and universality of modular architecture, and marginalized workers who have been rendered invisible in these spaces. Vaughn transforms and repurposes employee training videos, career exploration tools, government occupational reports, and lighting fixtures in ways that urge us to reconsider the systems that shape the places where we work.

Our Primary Focus Is To Be Successful is organized by Meg Onli, Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication to be released in summer 2021.

For more information on the exhibition, click here.