Author Christian Holland

Christian Holland is an aspiring New York City-based essayist who likes writing about how New York City isn't the center of the world. He was executive editor and founding contributor of Big, Red & Shiny, and sat on the publication's board for V2.

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Art Forum Editor Gets It Wrong

Tim Griffin, the Editor-in-Chief of Art Forum wrote an introduction to the annual year-in-review December issue of Art Forum titled “Snapshot of 2008”. In his somewhat bland prologue that reads…

Articles John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design.
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JOGGING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF RISD

JOGGING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF RISD By Christian Holland Several times a month, John Maeda, the recently inaugurated president of RISD hosts a community jogging event called “Jogging with John.” This…

Articles The debate's text as filtered through sosolimited's imaging software. Image by Gabi Aguilar.
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RECONSTITUTION CONSTITUTED: VIEWERS RESPOND

RECONSTITUTION CONSTITUTED: VIEWERS RESPOND By Christian Holland Sosolimited performed a visual and aural remix of the first presidential debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain last Friday night at the…

Interviews Evan Garza, curator of the Casa de la Cultura/Center for Latino Art at the "Hecho a Mano" opening.
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A CONVERSATION WITH EVAN GARZA

A CONVERSATION WITH EVAN GARZA By Christian Holland September 18, 2008 – I talked with Evan Garza at the opening for “Hecho a Mano: New Visions of Latin Contemporary Art”…

Articles Currier & Ives, Autumn, hand colored lithograph, 1871.
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FALL PREVIEW

FALL PREVIEW By Christian Holland The fall is when Boston returns to its routine. The melancholy season marks the beginning of the familiar discomfort we know as New England weather and,…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By Christian Holland I set out to find a writer to critique the Olympics’ opening ceremony. I had heard they were directed by filmmaker Zhang Yimou and…

Articles Tamara Kostianovsky, Abacus, mixed media, 2008
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MEAT JOY @ THE PIERRE MENARD GALLERY

MEAT JOY @ THE PIERRE MENARD GALLERY By Christian Holland Nathan Censullo managed to singlehandedly lift what appeared to be half of bovine carcass wrapped in a clear plastic sheet out…

Interviews Carolee Schneeman Meat Joy film still, 1964
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HEIDE HATRY ON MEAT (AFTER “MEAT JOY”)

HEIDE HATRY ON MEAT (AFTER “MEAT JOY”) By Christian Holland Christian Holland: In your words, what does “Meat After Meat Joy” mean? Heide Hatry: Carolee Schneeman’s Meat Joy performance was among…

Articles "Hello my name is Pixnit," installation view, spray paint stencil, 2008.
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HELLO MY NAME IS PIXNIT @ JUDI ROTENBERG

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article It’s difficult to find context within a polarizing issue. We see it now with our presidential election. Marked blocs of the country’s population are…

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PROFILE: JEFF CARPENTER

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND To the opening for the art exhibition, Experiencing the War in Iraq, Jeff Carpenter wore a slimly tailored black corduroy blazer over a casual button down shirt…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Boston: the Red Sox are going to the World Series, the Revolution are in the finals, and the Patriots can’t seem to lose. The harder I search…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND In the past couple weeks we’ve been buckling down for the new school year: putting the final touches on our lesson plans, picking up our tweed blazers…

Articles Eung Ho Park, Sperm Spoons, spoons & adhesive, 2007
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MERGING INFLUENCE @ MONTSERRAT

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND In Merging Influence: Eastern Elements in New America Art, the word “east” has a somewhat dubious meaning. It does not necessarily mean the “Far East,” but means…

Articles The artist Jon Taylor in a recognizable pose.
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AIR ARTIST JON TAYLOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Jon Taylor, an artist of New Bedford, Massachusetts, will, on occasion, put moss into his mouth. It’s true; there are pictures to prove it. He will also…