Talking Shop with Elizabeth Diller


There’s some focus on the subject of the piece here in this interview from the Boston Globe with Elizabeth Diller, namely the building of the Institute of Contemporary Art on Boston Harbor, which you may not be all that interested in if you don’t live there or don’t know the building that well, but there’s a lot of interest beyond that. After all, the woman is a bonefide artist, an industry legend and a genius to boot (she and her husband won Macarthur awards in ’99), so she must have plenty of interesting things to say. We particularly liked this exchange about her firm:

GLOBE: Does being involved in high profile architecture mean you’ll be doing less of the kind of art you’re known for?

DILLER: Not at all. We have a whole division here for money-losing projects, and someone in charge of it.