Monthly Archives: March, 2008

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Gallery shake-up

Last week I posted about the closing of Allston-Skirt Gallery. Other rumors have been kicking around, some confirmed and others still rumor. Today, Greg Cook has a great post about various gallery moves, changes and closures. The most notable is:…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: FIRST FRIDAYS

By BIG RED Friday, March 7th, 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the First Friday openings in Boston’s South End. Boston Sculptors Gallery Bernard Toale Gallery Gallery XIV Gallery Kayafas Laconia Gallery

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: THE AICA AWARDS

By BIG RED Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at The Rose Art Museum for the annual AICA Awards ceremony, hosted by Francine Koslow Miller and Michael Rush. A full list of winners, and…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN Is this art I’m seeing excellent or awful? In an ongoing quest to develop a system to quantify responses to art, Professor Steve Aishman has developed a new theory, Aesthetic Quantum Ontology, which intersects aesthetics with quantum…

Articles Anissa Mack, The Last Full Weekend Each September, installation view, mixed media, 2006.
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ANISSA MACK @ SMALL A PROJECTS

By MICAH J. MALONE Anissa Mack’s recent exhibition at Small a Projects does something extraordinary: she participates in a “local” community’s practice without irony. Considering her subject matter is local crafters at a country fair, this is no small accomplishment.…

Articles Dan Graham. Serpentine II. 1997. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, NY
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BROKEN HOME 1997/2007 @ ROSE

By SCOTT ALBERG Broken Home 1997/2007 at the Rose Art Museum is a provocative re-exhibition of a 1997 show of the same name held at the Green Naftali Gallery in New York City. The Rose’s exhibition brochure points out that…

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WAR STORIES @ MASSART

By MATTHEW NASH This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to…

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AURORA BOREALIS 6 : A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AND DANCE

By CHELSEY PHILPOT Perhaps Boston University’s School of Theatre, School of Music, lighting design majors, and dance programs, in realizing the sad state of the winter psyche, strategically timed the sixth performance of the Aurora Borealis Festival. Opening night fell…

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LEE WALTON’S LIFE/THEATRE: ICA

By MATTHEW NASH On Sunday, March 16th, my students from The Art Institute of Boston will perform Lee Walton’s “Life/Theatre: ICA” at the Institute of Contemporary Art. [1] This piece came about through a collaboration between myself and Rosanna Flouty…

Articles Matthew Monteith, Number 5 Tram, Olšanské Hřbitovy, March, 2002 (from “Czech Eden”), 2002
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A CONVERSATION WITH MATTHEW MONTEITH

By SHANE LAVALETTE The following interview is a conversation between Shane Lavalette and photographer Matthew Monteith, discussing Czech Eden, published by Aperture in 2007, with photographs by Monteith. Their discussion also touches on photography’s various uses to define identity and…

Articles Mathew Freeman, Spring is a Perhaps Hand that doesn’t Break Anything (detail), mixed media on panel, 2007
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SIX QUESTIONS WITH MATHEW FREEMAN

By JORGE ESPADA VALENZUELA Jorge Espada Valenzuela: After being awarded the Traveling Scholarship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, you set out for a backpacking tour throughout the American Southwest after having spent time exploring Alaska. What…

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Allston-Skirt Gallery to close

Beth Kantrowitz has just confirmed that Allston-Skirt Gallery will be closing their doors. She promised a press release soon. This is a loss to the arts in Boston, and Allston-Skirt will be greatly missed. They were home to many great…

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Out and About at MassArt & SMFA

This afternoon I took a short ride on the #39 bus to the Fenway to check out four shows at MassArt and the The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Overall I was really happy with the experience, and…

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Shufro Resigns from BCA

Big RED and Shiny has learned that Libbie Shufro, the President and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts, resigned this week. In mid-February, the BCA’s newest Director of Development quit, after less than six months of employment. After…

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