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Go & See: Tuesday 8 – Monday 14 July


Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see:

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Tuesday July 8 - Thursday July 10 2014

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case at the Kendall Square Cinema.
Kendall Square Cinema, 20 One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Ai Weiwei: The Fake CaseAi Weiwei: The Fake Case is a provocative new documentary about Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei, named the world’s most powerful artist by Art Review Magazine. In April 2011, Ai is kidnapped by the Chinese authorities and detained at a secret location for 81 days, then put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Picking up where Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry left off, Ai Weiwei The Fake Case is more explicitly political, reflecting Ai’s battle against the gigantic lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him. Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during his year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights and free expression. The film also features the creation of S.A.C.R.E.D., a new work depicting Ai’s time in prison, which premiered during the Venice Biennale. Directed by Andreas Johnsen. (Partially subtitled)

Dr. Daniel Calingaert, EVP of Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world, will appear in person on Tuesday, July 8 to introduce the 7:45pm show.

See the Kendall Square Cinema website for showtimes.
$11 General / $9 Student, Child, Senior

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Wednesday July 9 2014

MIT List Visual Arts Center hosts Reading Group: Collecting and Identity this week.
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Atrium level, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reading Group: Collecting and IdentityTo explore deeply the ideas embedded in 9 Artists, join List Curatorial Fellow Jeff De Blois for a spirited reading and discussion group examining the relationship between collecting and identity in contemporary art. This session will have a special focus on Danh Vo’s installation I M U U R 2, a work drawing from the personal archive of artist Martin Wong.

The seminar is free and open to all; advanced sign-up required. All readings will be sent electronically prior to the meeting.

6 pm

For more information, contact:

Jeff De Blois
[617] 253-9477

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Friday July 11 2014

Peabody Essex Museum is free Friday July 11 during Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays.
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts
Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays!The Highland Street Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1989 by David J. McGrath, Jr., the founder of TAD Resources International, Inc., the famous employment agency. Highland generously supports local non-profit institutions and sponsors a summer program called Free Fun Fridays. There is free admission, with very few restrictions, at many museums, historic sites, theaters, art centers, and many attractions.

The foundation supports further programs including the Youth Philanthropy Initiative that empowers youth to raise money for charities, ReadBoston, which holds free storytelling events for children in Boston's neighborhoods,
Highland Holidays which helps provide toys, books, games, and other supplies to children during the holiday season, and many more programs that support community organizations.

See the rest of the participants for July 11 here.

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Friday July 11 2014

Eleanor Aldrich at Find & Form Space.
Find & Form Space, 524 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Eleanor Aldrich: RE/CREATIONFind & Form Space is pleased to present RE/CREATION, an exhibition of new paintings by Eleanor Aldrich.

RE/CREATION uses the long, hot summer as the setting of an investigation into lawn chairs, swimming pools, and t-shirts. Mundane objects shimmer on the edge of their painting supports, on the edge of what we expect and what we know to be true.

6 pm - 9 pm

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Tuesday July 15 2014

Design Studio For Social Intervention, 1946 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, Massachusetts
Department of Public Imagination Show & Tell

Join artists Adriana D. Warner, Ian Deléon, and Ricardo da Lima at the Design Studio for Social Intervention to celebrate the culmination of a socially-engaged residency at the Department of Public Imagination and to see the projects that they continue to develop with their community organizations.Please RSVP to Soledad Boyd (Soledad@massclu.org) if you plan to attend.

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Saturday July 12 - Sunday July 27 2014

Katherine Vetne, Loretta Adams and Dena Haden at The Nave Gallery.
Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA
Contain, Keep, CradleContain, keep, cradle: three verbs that describe the attempts of these artists to identify with the fallibility of the human body and the human experience, but in doing this, they make an even stronger statement about our capacity for power and resilience.

Contain, Keep, Cradle is a show of three women, Katherine Vetne, Loretta Adams and Dena Haden, who wish to respond to the challenges of their world with work that is regenerative, alive, and forceful.

Thursday July 10
6 pm - 10 pm

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Tuesday July 15 2014

Create the Vote Candidates’ Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity, a gathering of the statewide creative community at Worcester's Hanover Theater.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, Massachusetts
Gubernatorial Forum on Arts, Culture, and CreativityOver the next four months, BostonAPP/Lab is partnering with MASSCreative and the Create the Vote Coalition to ensure that a thriving arts, culture, and creative sector is part of the discussion and debate during the 2014 gubernatorial election.

Next up is the Create the Vote Candidates’ Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity, a gathering of the statewide creative community at Worcester's Hanover Theater.

This Forum will be a signature event of the campaign where the candidates for governor will be together to discuss and debate the issues of the statewide creative community. The event, moderated by Emmy Award-winning Arts & Entertainment Critic Joyce Kulhawik and co-sponsored by 250+ organizations will be held July 15 from 6-7:30 PM at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester.

A reception for the entire creative community will be held beforehand at 4:30 PM.

RSVP here.
**MASSCreative will be securing rental buses to bring folks to the event from Boston, Somerville, the Cape and other further away areas. If interested, please indicate so in your RSVP.

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Friday July 18 - August 22 2014

The 808 Gallery hosts Boston Young Contemporaries.
808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Boston Young ContemporariesNow in its ninth year, Boston Young Contemporaries is an annual juried exhibition that highlights the exceptional work from MFA candidates and recent graduates from Boston and throughout New England. Featuring the work of 75 artists from over a dozen local programs, BYC continues its mission to foster artistic dialogue across the region.

Opening Reception:
Friday July 18
6 pm -8 pm

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
11 am - 5 pm
11 am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday
1 pm - 5 pm

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