Monthly Archives: April, 2006

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CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI The revolution will not be televised Part One- the Creative Economy and Cultural Development Addressing creative economy & tourism issues What the foundation of creative economy is and what communities have been left out of the discussion.…

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HUANG YONG PING @ MASS MOCA

By CHARLES GIULIANO Entering a small constructed space we encounter a work from 1994 “The Wise Man Learns from the Spider How to Spin the Web,” by the artist, Huang Yong Ping, who was born in rural Xiamen, China, in…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By MATTHEW NASH As summer approaches, so does the end of school and the ensuing conflux of graduating student exhibitions. The next few weeks will feature a great abundance of artwork showing the culmination of years of work at many…

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BLOOD ON YOUR SADDLE @ 40000, CHICAGO

By BAD AT SPORTS A mouth-less snowman seems to cry out from a turbulent ground, imploring us with unseen lips, begging for some kind of crutch upon which it could utter the words of an unknown will. Beside the snowman…

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THE GIFT @ ART IN GENERAL, NYC

By JASON DEAN Gift and Commodity Transactions in Contemporary Practice, a lecture hosted by Art in General Art is not an ordinary commodity. Art is not a loaf of bread: it’s easy to figure out how much it costs to…

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POST & ROAST @ 130 CALUMET

By RACHEL GEPNER Under normal circumstances this piece would have appeared in the “On the Town” section of Big RED & Shiny because I didn’t intend to review the work when I arrived (or even when I left) the show.…

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OUR FAVORITE BLOGS

By BIG RED EDITORS With the launch of Geoff Edgers new blog “The Exhibitionist” via The Boston Globe, we at Big RED thought it would be a good time to look at some of our favorite art blogs from around…

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A CONVERSATION WITH RAVI JAIN

By MATTHEW NASH Lounging in the cozy chairs of Emack & Bolio’s, Ravi Jain and I recently took time out to sip tea and discuss his life online. The 35-year-old MassArt grad has been making a lot of friends with…

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ITS A SMALL WORLD…

By BIG RED NEW EDITOR Pointing out that Boston is a college town is like saying the Pope is Catholic: so redundant as to not be worth the effort. As college towns, Boston & Cambridge are prone to a peculiar…

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HOUSE UPS MCC FUNDING

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR A follow up on a news item from last Issue 41: This past April 10th, the House Ways and Means Committee proposed a budget that would include a 6% funding increase for the Massachusetts Cultural…

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GOOGLE MIRO LOGO TRIBUTE OR DISTORTION?

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR Google’s occasional sprucing of their site did not liven up everyone’s internet searching experience. The most recent logo change, which the search giant goliath occasionally alters graphically to pay tribute to a significant cultural event…

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A CHINATOWN BANQUET UNVEILED

By JAMES MANNING On Thursday April 27th 2006, after more than five years in the works, A Chinatown Banquet, a key component of The Chinatown Heritage Project was unveiled. The Chinatown Heritage Project is an ongoing effort to capture and…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: TUFTS UNIVERSITY

By BIG RED April 7, 2006 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at Tufts University, for the opening of a Museum School graduate thesis exhibition. The artists included were Stefanie Bruser-Smith, Brian Gershey, Nan C. Hockenbury, Thomas Marquet,…

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