Planning for Jason Rhoades, Four Roads

Institute of Contemporary Art



Jason Rhoades, Garage Renovation New York (Cherry Makita), 1993. Courtesy of the Estate of Jason Rhoades; Hauser & Wirth; and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Faced with the daunting task of organizing the first posthumous survey on the art of Jason Rhoades—an artist whose mammoth installations can occupy entire galleries—Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) senior curator Ingrid Schaffner used this discovery grant to consult with the artist's colleagues and collectors in California and Switzerland. Her ultimate goal was to determine if it was possible to represent the artist's oeuvre through a prudent selection of four or five seminal works, as that is all the ICA's building could accommodate. Her findings led to the development of the Center-funded exhibition, Jason Rhoades: Four Roads, on view at the ICA in fall 2013.