Sunday, October 16, 2011

Swoon at the ICA

by An Li Liu of An Li Liu

Swoon is known for her beautiful, detailed, life-sized paper-cut portraits that are pasted onto walls of buildings all around the world. Ephemeral in nature, they organically wither and decay. She has a fantastic piece entitled, “Anthropocene Extinction”, on view at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art that addresses humanity’s impact on the environment.

I love her combination of giant linocuts, hand-cut collages, and bold colors. From street art cred to institutional recognition, Swoon now has to answer all those questions about this transition, and what that means to her. You can read more here.


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