Monthly Archives: June, 2007

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LAURA DONALDSON TO LEAVE MILLS GALLERY

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR Laura Donaldson was informed last February that her days with the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) were numbered. The BCA no longer wanted a Director for its Mills Gallery; a reorganization of its management…

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NEW LINKS SECTION

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR One of the things we want to do with Big RED & Shiny is connect artists with each other, and with organizations and conversations that can help them make a difference. Our links section is…

Articles A finished work by Büchel -- 
Simply Botiful, 2006,
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN “You see, visiting art exhibitions is a terrible act of violence that we perpetrate on ourselves.” – Trotsky “He has helped to preserve, protect, and present the cultural and artistic heritage of our world.” – President George…

Articles Creative Alliance Column
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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI I have some great news to report out. On June 5th the Connector Board voted unanimously to change the definition of Gross Income to Adjusted Gross Income contained in the Regulations “Determining Affordability for the Individual Mandate…

Articles "The White Cube"
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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #19: 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…

Articles Curator Atsuko Inuzuka and technical adviser / photographer James Hull
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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: FLORENCE, IT

By BIG RED May 20th, 2007 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at a reception in Florence, 8 Japanese artists. These images were sent by James Hull, who is clearly enjoying his time in Italy. Curator Atsuko Inuzuka…

Articles Tania Bruguera, Statistic (Estadistica), 1996. Textile, human hair of anonymous Cubans, thread, and fabric.
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GLOBAL FEMINISMS @ THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

By AMANDA SCHMITT Feminist art is a heavily argued topic in countless critiques and conversations around the art community – How do we distinguish between feminist art, art made by women, art about women, and art with a feminine quality.…

Articles Jacques Louis Vidal, Dolly, Photo Collage on archival paper, 2007
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REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS @ LAMONTAGNE GALLERY

By ANAIS DALY At a new gallery on Melcher Street, Gallery Lamontagne (named after its owner, Russell Lamontagne), showcases the work of three artists who hail from various parts of the country in an exhibition titled “Regional Highlights”. In this…

Articles Amy Stacey Curtis, Exchange, 7.8.7, 18 tape recorders, 18 cassette tapes, 18 pedestals, instructions, audience
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SOUNDMARKS @ ART INTERACTIVE

By JACQUELINE HOUTON Fully embracing Duchamp’s declaration, “The spectator makes the picture,” Cambridge’s Art Interactive has for five years displayed cutting-edge art that invites audience participation. Its latest show, Soundmarks, removes the picture from the equation, avowing that sound can…

Articles Roberta Paul, Eve, latex on paper, 2007
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ROBERTA PAUL @ ALLSTON SKIRT

By KAREN SCHIFF When you walk into the Allston Skirt Gallery this month, it looks as if Roberta Paul’s spin on “Creation : Science” is all mapped out.  Her exhibition’s title suggests a fundamental Question:  Who gets the final word…

Articles Andrew Mowbray, Bathyscape, (detail) polyethylene plastic, acrylic, bronze, 2005-6
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ANDREW MOWBRAY @ SPACE OTHER

By MATTHEW NASH In his new body of work, titled “Bathyscape,” Andrew Mowbray attacks the notion of hegemonic masculinity, and employs the critical devices of post-feminism within a series of questions about his own role as a male. Through a…

Articles Rebecca Gordon
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A CONVERSATION WITH REBECCA GORDON

By MATTHEW NASH After nineteen months and twelve shows, Second Gallery will be closing this summer. Rebecca Gordon, the 23-year-old director of Second Gallery, will be heading off to Chicago for graduate school, and will be turning over the space…

Interviews C. Sean Horton at SUNDAY with In the Garden (Winter/Fall) from "XX" by Asuka Ohsawa
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A CONVERSATION WITH C. SEAN HORTON

By MICAH J. MALONE Sean Horton has always had a knack for initiating projects. At one time or another, Sean has been integral to the founding of a record label, a gallery, an online arts journal and a graphic design…

Articles From the documentary project Made At Mass MoCA
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CHRISTOPH BüCHEL & MASS MOCA

By MICAH J. MALONE I’m going to be sick to my stomach. Christoph Büchel and Mass MoCA are still at it, with no ideal or agreeable solution in sight. As it stands at this moment, the museum will continue with…

Interviews Andres Serrano
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AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDRES SERRANO

By BEN SLOAT Andres Serrano is an artist who came to national acclaim in the early 1990s with his controversial photographs appropriating religious imagery. At the time he was famously labeled by conservative Senator Jesse Helms as “not an artist,…