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The End is Nigh: art scavenger hunt


For those of you disappointed in today's lack of rapture, destruction or enlightenment, BR&S presents a few artists in whose work you can find the solace that, someday, the end may indeed be nigh.

In the Holocene at the List Visual Arts Center includes one of Laurent Grasso's Studies into the past (not the one pictured).

Laurent Grasso. Studies into the past - Horn Perspectives. 2010.
Oil on panel. 11 x 13.5 inches

The Rose Art Museum is showing 300+ works spanning the career of Ed Ruscha, beginning February 13th.

Ed Ruscha. End. 1983
Oil on canvas. 36 x 40 inches

At the ICA, you can see Ragnar Kjartansson's new show Song. Here, documentation of his piece Bliss, a 12-hour repetition of part of the last aria from W.A. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

Or await the return of Paul Chan's 1st Light, in their permanent collection.

1st Light, 2005
Projected digital animation: artist-authenticated computer, software, and animation. Dimensions variable. 14 minutes, color, silent.

Meanwhile at the MFA, Ori Gersht considers a history of violence. Until January 6th.

Ori Gersht. Dead Dog, 2003
C-Type print
Courtesy of CRG gallery and Angles Gallery
© Ori Gersht. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

And at Harvard Art Museums, marvel at Odilon Redon's ".... et celui qui était monté dessus se nommait la Mort."

Odilon Redon. ".... and his name that sat on him was Death.", 1899
Lithograph chine collé. 12 3/16 x 8 7/8 inches

Or, for the traditionalists, take comfort in Hans Holbein's Avenging Angels and Four Horsemen.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 16th century


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