Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
The ICA brings Wish Lists out from their collection archives for a month-long installation in the museum's main lobby.
"Kelly Sherman creates poignant conceptual statements out of the infinite, mundane online postings. With lists she found searching the Internet, Sherman assembles spare yet evocative 'portraits' of individual and collective desire. Their ranging requests—from the nondescript to the minutely specific, from the prosaic to the poetic—hint at the identity, age, and social circumstance of each author. By presenting the lists in a uniform, simple fashion, Sherman highlights the emotive potential of these anonymous wants and needs."