|THE GRAPHIC IMPERATIVE: POLITICAL POSTERS @ MASSART
by BEN SLOAT
|LUEDERS-BOOTH & TUCKERMAN @ THE ART INSTITUTE OF BOSTON
by MATTHEW NASH
|SONIFICATION/LISTENING UP @ MIT (BLGD 54)
by ANNEKA LENSSEN
|JESSICA STOCKHOLDER @ SMFA
by MATTHEW NASH
|PATTERN LANGUAGE @ TUFTS
by CHRISTIAN HOLLAND
In September in Boston, there are only two types of people: those who are going back-to-school, and those who are not. For our purposes, ‘back-to-school’ can loosely be defined as attending, teaching, or working at a college, university, high school or other institution of learning. ‘Not-going-back-to-school’ can be defined as generally being upset at the lack of parking spaces, eye-rolling at the inane conversations of the Green Line, and noticing that (yet again) girls’ fashions have become more revealing.
Autumn also brings some wonderful perks for artists and art-lovers in our fair city. After the low-key hiatus of the summer, many galleries welcome back the students with spectacular new shows. Not the least of these are the galleries of the schools themselves, who work hard to make the first show of the year as amazing as possible. MassArt, The Museum School, Tufts, AIB and many more all bring their A-game.
For the second September in a row, Big RED & Shiny presents our back-to-school issue. Our writers have toured the schools, pretending to be prospective students, and these are their reports. Whether you are going back-to-school or not, they are certainly worth a look.
Rodney Dangerfield image found using Google.