Kehinde Wiley features in 'Less Is a Bore' at ICA Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design brings together works by contemporary artists that privilege decoration, pattern, and maximalism. Works on display span generations, geographies and a wide variety of media from painting, sculpture and ceramics to dance and furniture design.

Referencing Robert Venturi's witty retort to Mies van der Rohe's modernist edict "less is more," Less Is a Bore shows how contemporary artists since the 1970s have rattled the dominance of modernism and minimalism. Challenging entrenched categories that marginalized non-Western art, fashion, interior design, and applied art, these artists promoted new ideas, modes and materials in their work.

The exhibition includes works ranging from experiments in patterning by Sanford Biggers, Jasper Johns, and Miriam Schapiro to the transgressive sculpture and furniture of Lucas Samaras and Ettore Sottsass, to the installations of Polly Apfelbaum, Nathalie du Pasquier, and Virgil Marti. Also included are works by Roger Brown, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Jeffrey Gibson, Valerie Jaudon, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Ellen Lesperance, Sol LeWitt, Howardena Pindell, Lari Pittman, Pae White, and Betty Woodman and Kehinde Wiley among others.

26 June-22 September 2019

Kehinde Wiley at ICA Boston