Monthly Archives: April, 2007

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: THE MUSEUM SCHOOL

By BIG RED Thursday, April 12th, 2007 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at The Museum School for the opening reception of the “Fifth Year Exhibition”. Grossman Gallery at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts

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RAVI JAIN NOMITATED FOR WEBBY

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR Boston artist Ravi Jain has been nominated for a Webby for his DriveTime video blog. Voting is open until April 27th, so log in and cast your vote! DriveTime is created by Ravi and his…

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ARTADIA ANNOUNCES 2007 AWARDS

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR Last week the Artadia Boston 2007 first round awards jury convened to review more than 670 applications. The rigorous selection process included Pieranna Cavalchini, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mark…

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NEW CURATOR AT MASS MOCA

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR Mass MoCA has announced that Denise Markonish will be the new curator, replacing Nato Thompson who left for New York’s Creative Time. Markonish most recently came from New Haven’s Artspace, coming off one of her…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #17: Thomas Marquet’s comic strip about life in a gallery. “The White Cube” comics can be read in series in the Big RED & Shiny Collections section. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By MATTHEW GAMBER Who is behind the masthead of Big RED and Shiny? Just who is the conduit of its content? Have you ever wanted to know what our philosophy is? Who are we, really, in the anonymity of the…

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THE BOOKS @ THE WHITNEY

By JASON DEAN What I knew of The Books from their 3 previous albums was that they were fellow documenters, appreciators of the sample, the sound collage, the tapes from answering machines at the salvation army. I later found out…

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PICTURE SHOW @ PRC

By MATTHEW NASH Thomas Edison’s landmark 1903 film “The Great Train Robbery” ends with a famous shot of a bandit firing his gun at the camera. Wikipedia notes that “(a)udiences at the time, for whom moving pictures were still very…

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ENCOUNTERS @ MILLS GALLERY

By HEATHER LOGUE “Autonomous projects dealing with the tension between dominant and alternative (image) cultures in totalitarian regimes”. Quite a mouthful and quite an accomplishment for the Mills Gallery’s guest-curator Femke Lutgerink, who has managed to unite six international (and…

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AHISTORIC OCCASION: ARTISTS MAKING HISTORY @ MASSMOCA

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND History will be interpreted differently by different individuals and communities. It goes without saying. In fact, “History” is an interpretation, an interpretation of the past. MassMoca’s show, “Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History,” brings together a group of…

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INSIDE BIG RED & SHINY

By BRS STAFF CHRISTIAN HOLLAND by MICAH J. MALONE MATTHEW GAMBER by CHRISTIAN HOLLAND MATTHEW NASH by MATTHEW GAMBER MICAH J. MALONE by MATTHEW NASH A project like Big RED & Shiny is not built overnight, and it does…

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CONSIDERING PUBLIC ART WITH THE BERWICK

Editor’s Note: In preparation for our upcoming panel, Beyond the Bust: Defining Our Public Monuments, organized in partnership with Now + There, I’ve been combing the BR&S archives in search of posts documenting public art projects in our city. I…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: AXIOM

By BIG RED Friday, April 6th, 2007 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at Axiom for the opening of “Selected Works From Aspect Magazine” featuring Jim Campbell, Tony Cokes, Jill Magid and Christopher Miner. Axiom, Inc ASPECT: The…

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STALEMATE: CRISTOPH BüCHEL & MASS MOCA

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR While reported elsewhere, many of you may have not read about the ongoing debacle between Swiss artist Christoph Büchel and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. Büchel, who was comissioned by…

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