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Articles Installation view of Do-It-Yourself at the Gallery at Green St.
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BARBARA GALLUCCI @ GREEN ST. GALLERY

By MICAH J. MALONE Print this article In her catalog essay for Work Ethic, Helen Molesworth argues that one unifying principle among the incredible diverse field of post World War II art is a concern with the “problematic of artistic labor.” Indeed,…

Articles Gabriel Orozco, Black Kites, 1997. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with funds contributed by the Committee on Twentieth Century Art.
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MADE IN MEXICO @ THE ICA

By RACHAEL ARAUZ Print this article Yasumasa Morimura’s large, flower-adorned self-portrait as Frida Kahlo immediately confronts viewers to the ICA with the image they perhaps most expected to see in Made in Mexico. Not that anyone is expecting to see a young…

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BALAGAN PRESENTS STAN VANDERBEEK

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Print this article Balagan, an experimental film and video series curated by local filmmakers Alla Kovgan and Jeff Silva, brought to us seven works by one of the most important, though relatively obscure film and video artists of…

Articles The demolition of 84 Kingston Street, early home to Oni Gallery.
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BOSTON NOW: THE STATE OF THE ARTS

What can I say that has not already been said? I have played the role of arts advocate for the city of Boston. Loudly proclaiming that yes you can do it here. Every city has a creative core to it.…

Articles The demolition of 84 Kingston Street, early home to Oni Gallery.
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THIS AGRESSION WILL NOT STAND, MAN

What in the hell is going on in this city? As if the non-profit pulse in Boston wasn’t already barely beating, now we’ve been dealt another blow with the city’s closing of the Oni Gallery in Chinatown. How many more…

Articles Micah in the hallway of the MFA
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FRAMING THE RARE VERMEER

Alas, we have a Vermeer in town. With only 35 paintings in existence and most of them in town.  With only 35 paintings in existence and most of them concentrated in a few collections around the world, Boston should be…

Articles A film still from Fog of War by Errol Morris
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FOG OF WAR BY ERROL MORRIS

Many viewers will leave the cinema confused and dissatisfied after seeing “The Fog of War.” Many will have come to see a documentary about Robert McNamara – who they know as one of the most horrible men of one of…

Articles One of the Berwick's Artists in Residence, John Osorio-Buck
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THE BOSTON PROBLEM: GREENER PASTURES

I’ve discovered free time – since the Department of Inspectional Services of the City of Boston shut down the Berwick last July because of building code violations – I’m free from the duties of running an arts venue. I’m free…

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