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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WAR AND DISCONTENT @ MFA

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND The curators of the MFA have titled a survey show of war-themed work spanning several centuries War and Discontent. There is a relationship between those two words,…

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JENNY HOLZER @ BARBARA KRAKOW

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND “If you don’t have anything worth saying, don’t say it.” This was a popular aphorism that the more erudite girls would tell the boys on the elementary…

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ZIDANE, A 21ST-CENTURY PORTRAIT

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND This week, the ICA Boston presents Zidane, A 21st-Century Portrait (2005), a film in which 17 35mm cameras follow the French footballer Zinedine Zidane for 90 minutes.…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Once every Spring, on Easter Sunday, Christians commemorate the reanimation of Jesus of Nazareth (aka Jesus Christ), a…

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SENSORIUM, PART II

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article The scratch and sniff walls are gone, along with the trippy hallway, though the Star Wars helmets and 2001: A Space Odyssey set reproduction…

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THEMIRACLE5: ¡ATTACK! @ THE RHYS GALLERY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article In today’s terms, the superhero is a component of the contemporary mythological psyche. They are a representative from the everyday world, touched with ultra-human…

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FOUR COMPOSITIONS BY FOUR MALDONIANS

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article Composition is the most basic underpinning of visual communication, if not all visual art-making. It is both a tool and a skill, learned and…

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STUDIOS@35 AT THE BCA

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND In order to celebrate its 35th birthday, the Boston Center for the Arts showcased artists from its studios, past and present. The show, Studios@35, held in the…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND On Sunday, November 5, 2006, the 401st Guy Fawkes Night was celebrated. Today, we bring to you the 51st issue of Big RED and shiny. The most…

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LAURA EVANS @ BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND I don’t know how many times I’ve seen someone describe the volume of his or her headache. Though I can attribute this to Excedrin’s popular, “I’ve got…

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SIGGRAPH2006 EXHIBITION

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND I was informed that there are two types of people who go to the annual (this year being the 33rd) SIGGRAPH conference, technology people (the ones who…

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AIR ARTIST KELLY SHERMAN

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND When Kelly Sherman began her residency at the Berwick Research Institute’s Artist in Research (AIR) program, she had set out to create a project based on seating…