Monthly Archives: December, 2005

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EUCD: FRANCE DIGITAL COPYRIGHT LAW

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR via NEWSgrist, via BoingBoing: Friday, December 2, 2005: France about to get worst copyright law in Europe? France may soon enact the worst copyright law in Europe, sneaking it through in a legislative session scheduled…

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LEF FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2006 GRANTS

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR The LEF Foundation has announced the awards for their Contemporary Work Fund. Totalling $303,000, this funding supports a wide range of artists, individuals and projects in New England. PERFORMING ARTS Dance Island Moving Company Funds…

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ON SOUTHIE: SOUTH BOSTON ART ASSOCIATION

By ANTHONY TUCK Suddenly, there’s an art gallery on South Boston’s West Broadway, just down the street from the Russian-owned liquor store. Next door to the Irish Bakery. You can’t miss it, since it’s the only art gallery on Broadway.…

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FROM THE EDITOR

By MATTHEW GAMBER In elementary school, my sister discarded (or left in my dresser, for whatever reason), an unlicensed Lakers t-shirt. I decided to wear it to school the next day because: A) I discovered it, which was its own…

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ABRAHAM LUBELSKI: THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED

By CHARLES GIULIANO November 20, 2005 With artist, entrepreneur, publisher, gallerist, Abraham Lubelski, anything that engages his attention and imagination is possible. Five years ago, not long after I launched Maverick Arts Magazine as an eletter, he was one of…

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AIR CLOSING @ THE BERWICK

By ROSIE BRANSON GILL Last Friday night the Berwick Research Institute hosted an open studio for their AIR (Artists in Research) residents, Pam Larson and Morgan Schwartz. It was a rare and valuable opportunity to chat with artists about their…

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SUSAN JANE BELTON @ HOWARD YEZERSKI GALLERY

By MICAH J. MALONE Susan Jane Belton’s coffee cups have been annoying me for years. These serial drawings and paintings first reminded me of Warhol soup cans or Jim Dine’s drawings of utensils, except without the precision of Dine or…

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ROBIN MANDEL @ GREEN ST. GALLERY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND When an artist represents something, whether they be a writer, painter, sculptor, etc., they must determine, among other things, how much they would like to show and tell us in order achieve that representation. The artist Robin…

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THE ART OF PALESTINE @ THE ZEITGEIST

By ANNEKA LENSSEN For the month of December, the people of the Boston area can go see art by Palestinian artists in person. The Zeitgeist is billing the exhibit, curated by Samia Halaby (a Palestinian artist herself, now based in…

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OFF THE RADAR? YOUR RADAR IS BROKEN!

By MATTHEW NASH Walking down Washington Street to get lunch at New Saigon Sandwich, I looked up at the darkened windows above the corner at Beach Street. My heart gave a little leap, then sank a bit, and I thought…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: AXIOM,INC.

By BIG RED December 3, 2005 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at realTIME, a fundraiser event for Axiom, Inc at the Wonderbar in Allston. Links: Axiom Art Images by James Manning.

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WHITNEY ANNOUNCES BIENNIAL ROSTER

By BIG RED The biennial everyone loves to hate has announced its list of artists to be praised, loathed, celebrated, scorned, ignored and vaulted into extreme scrutiny. The co-curators this year are Chrissie Iles, curator at the Whitney, and Philippe…

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ASPECT 6 NOW AVAILABLE

By BIG RED ASPECT: THE CHRONICLE OF NEW MEDIA has announced the release of the sixth edition, titled “On Location”. It is described on their website: Without a fixed physical or temporal locus, Aspect Magazine maximizes the fluidity of its…

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BIG RED QUICK REVIEWS

By BIG RED Big RED & Shiny is pleased to announce a new feature on our site! In addition to our regular issues, from time to time our editors and writers will now post Quick Reviews of exhibitions and events…

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FROM THE EDITOR

By MICAH J. MALONE Awhile back I was very intrigued with John Baldessari and his collection of film stills. What an elaborate and obsessive system he created where personal organization had more meaning than the “original” source of his material.…

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BEER AND BURGERS WITH MARK LEE FAVERMANN

By CHARLES GIULIANO November 24, 2005 Settling into a booth for a Beer and Burger session, Mark Lee Favermann, produced a series of glossy images of his latest project, an installation of silhouettes of 20 birds created over the past…

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DRAWING SHOW @ THE BCA

By RACHEL GEPNER Back in the olden days, groups of people united into tribes and began to hang out and draw deer and suns and little stick people on cave walls all over the world. Seems like not much has…

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