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News Release

Artist Kara Springer Mounts New Installation in ICA’s Ramp Space

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The Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a new temporary installation, A Small Matter of Engineering, Part II by the artist Kara Springer in the museum’s ramp space.

The piece, initially rendered in handpainted fabric on woodframe at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, reads “white people. do something.” Springer has shifted its materiality in its presentation in ICA’s ramp space to white marble dust lettering on black paint.

“Kara is deeply invested in the tradition and aesthetics of text in public space—as are many of the artists in The Freedom Principle,” says Maori Karmael Holmes, Director of Public Engagement and the organizer of the project. “Her work provides a wonderful complement to the exhibition and stands on its own.”

The piece was installed at ICA in late January alongside ICA’s presentation of The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now and will be on view at ICA through March 19, 2017.

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