OUTSIDE THE LINES // NCAA + ICA Boston’s Teen Arts Council
For the 2015 summer Teen Night, Maria Molteni and the NCAA were invited to collaborate with ICA Boston’s Teen Arts Council to create an immersive installation throughout the museum’s public spaces. This installation is inspired by the national Teen Convening conference theme “Outside the Lines” and brings together designs and ephemera from other fitting NCAA projects. Visual elements and activities playfully challenge and pull from an array of athletic tropes: high school spirit, athletic court designs, mediated movement in public spaces, and commercial sports identities. In these contexts, moving “Outside the Lines” is likened to thinking outside of the box- revolutionizing and rewriting the rules of the game according to the values and needs of a new generation of makers and players. Attendees were invited to explore the first floor of the ICA and engage in the following NCAA-hosted activities.
Full coverage of the 2015 Teen Convene at the ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston can be found on the NCAA’s Flickr.Teen art students from around the United States participate in the annual conference where they get to interact with each other and prominent, working contemporary artists to discuss how art has affected them and the role it can play in their lives as they become adults.