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Miller ICA: An Atlas of Commoning

It feels wrong to walk through the floors of the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art's exhibition "An Atlas of Commoning: Spaces of Collective Production" while the exhibit is deserted. The pieces featured not only depict different aspects of the modern communal experience, but beg to be experienced as a group. I was too nervous to take off my shoes and stand on the large rug by myself, unable to read all of the pamphlets dissecting different communal projects alone, and felt weird sitting next to empty seats to watch the videos. Perhaps the experience of going alone heightened my awareness of the ways in which shared experiences can shape experiences. So, whether by yourself or in a group, be sure to stop by the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art before "An Atlas of Commoning", produced in collaboration with ica and ARCH+, closes on Sept. 23.