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“The Procession” by Hew Locke

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

When: May 23 - September 2

Why It’s Worth A Look: British-born artist Hew Locke brings his fascination with ritual, cultural cycles, and the long arm of colonialism to life with this immersive installation. With about 140 life-size sculptures decked out in masks and carnival wear, “The Procession” delights and unsettles viewers with its eerie invitation to examine.

Know Before You Go: Locke spent time in Guyana not long after the country gained independence in 1966, which informed his view on group identity and the ways connections are communicated en masse.