Outside the Lines


Teen Convening 2015
Outside the Lines
August 5-7, 2015

In recent years, contemporary art has seen a growing fluidity between rigid, strictly- defined categories of art. Many artists have increasingly embraced methods of performance, collaboration, and public practice, placing human experience and interaction over object-making as the center of their artistic activity. Similarly, teen programs in museums often center around expansive modes of collaboration, and provide new models of exchange between audiences, artists, and institutions.
As an audience, teens are at a transitional point in their own lives standing between childhood and adulthood. As such, they are often challengers of the status quo, defined labels and social demarcations, and on the edge of new ways of thinking as the harbingers of cultural change.

Taking the ICA’s 2015 Foster Prize exhibition as its cue, the 2015 Teen Convening brought together teens, educators, and Foster Prize artists to consider the open possibilities inherent in challenging defined categories of artistic, educational, and social practice.

For more information on the 2015 Teen Convening/National, download the Education Report.

Feature Exhibition:
2015 Foster Prize
For more information on the 2015 Foster Prize exhibition:

Participating Artist:
Sandrine Schaefer

Participating Organizations
Artpace (Texas)
The High Museum (Georgia)
ICA/Boston (Massachusetts)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Illinois)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (Michigan)
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (Florida)
Queens Museum (New York)

2015 Schedule

Wednesday August 5

10AM - 3:30 PM
Free and open to the public
The entire first day of the program is open and free to the public.
For more information, please contact ICA Education Assistant, Lenny Schnier at 617 478 3136 or lschnier@icaboston.org.

SUMMER TEEN NIGHT: Outside the Lines
6-9 PM
ICA Teen Arts Council's unforgettable summer Teen Night! Organized for teens by teens, this event featured artist collaborations, youth performances, the ICA Teens DJ Collective and much, much more!

For more information on the National Convening for Teens in the Arts contact Gabrielle Wyrick, Associate Director of Education and Project Director for the Teen Convening, 617 478 3132 or gwyrick@icaboston.org.