Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events/screenings/exhibitions/performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see this week:
Tuesday 9 April
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston
Lecture: Sharon Core
Early American - Melons and Morning Glories, 2008
2pm / Free
Wednesday 10 April
Harvard University, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
BYO: Working Conditions Paradox of Labor and the Creative Industry
Working Conditions brings together three artists and practitioners engaged in challenging the notion of "work" in an increasingly individualistic and creative economy. The program will be structured as an open forum facilitated by Lise Soskolne, co-orginizer of W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy); playwright and journalist Alexis Clements; and Jesal Kapadia, artist and lecturer at MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology.
7pm / Free
Thursday 11 April
Museum of Fine Arts, Alfond Auditorium, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Lecture: Fred Tomaselli
12:30pm / Free. Attendees must obtain free tickets from a kiosk or ticket desk at the MFA to gain admittance.
Friday 12 April
Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave., Boston
Party & Roundtable Discussion About Creative Activism in Boston: Beautiful Trouble in Boston
The evening will feature a talk show-style interview with Boston-area artists and social justice activists. Panelists will discuss how they are applying the creative concepts featured in Beautiful Trouble to their organizing work in the Boston area.
6pm doors open / 7pm strategy panel / 9pm party w DJ & live music by Melodeego. RSVP here.
Friday 12 - Saturday 13 April
Harvard University, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Painting Beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-Medium Condition
A two-day conference, conceived by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Isabelle Graw.
In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, Painting Beyond Itself seeks to historicize and propose new approaches to the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional deﬁnition of painting as a medium in the Renaissance and 18th century, this two-day conference traces the changing role of the medium in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity. In particular, the sessions explore the question of the speciﬁcity of the medium under the condition of its de-speciﬁcation. Bringing together an international group of scholars, critics, and artists, Painting Beyond Itself is a forum for a rich historical, theoretical, and practice-grounded conversation.
9am-6pm / Free, no registration required
Saturday 6 - Friday 12 April
The Howard Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA
The SMFA CORE 2013 class invites you to the self-curated exhibition, #Leftovers, wherein the students explore the theories discussed throughout the semester and interpret the theme in relation to their own artistic practices.
Closing Reception: Friday April 12
6-8pm / Free
Tuesday 9-24 April
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Arnheim Gallery, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston
John Crowe: The Constant Evolving Present
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 17
6—8pm / Free
Tuesday 9 April - Sunday 2 June
Griffin Museum of Photography, Griffin Atelier Gallery, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester MA
Elin Høyland, The Brothers
Opening reception: Thursday April 11
Sunday April 21
Boston University, Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
A Photographic Resource Center lecture: Abelardo Morell: My Life in Pictures — So Far
2pm / Free
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