Lucy McKenzie, The Integrity Gap, 2003, wall painting, posters, and photocopies. Installation view, NAK, Aachen.


Lucy McKenzie

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive
September 22, 2004–January 2, 2005

Many of Lucy McKenzie’s activities—like Flourish Nights, informal events organized at her collective studio in Glasgow—center on collaborative practices. But the Scottish artist also teams up to work on her own installations, curatorial probings, and site-specific projects (in locations as diverse as the Sunday Herald Magazine or the shipyard in Gdansk). Referencing such sources as the 1980 Moscow Olympics, handmade East German Depeche Mode concert flyers, and fascist and socialist mural paintings, McKenzie’s paintings, drawings, and installations always engage visual manifestations of political culture, intertwining the personal and the social. This show, McKenzie’s first in a US museum, consists of new works specifically produced for the ICA.