Monthly Archives: July, 2008

Articles WORK Architecture Company, installation shot of P.F.1 (Public
Farm One), on view until September.
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OLAFUR ELIASSON @ P.S.1

By John Ruggeri Entering the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center world is not your typical high-end museum experience. Formerly a public school and now an affiliate of Museum of Modern Art, it is located in a modest urban neighborhood of Long Island…

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JOHN EWING’S VIRTUAL STREET CORNERS

JOHN EWING’S VIRTUAL STREET CORNERS By Rich Tenorio Dudley Square in Roxbury and Coolidge Corner in Brookline are close geographically, but demographically they seem disparate. For about a week in June, artist John Ewing tried to change that. In his “Virtual…

Articles A still from Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg
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POST-MODERN UNSILENT CINEMA: MY WINNIPEG

By Amy Handler Amnesia, obsession, malformed or multiple identity, melodramatic unrequited love, silent film accompanied by disembodied (intertitled) voice and rhythmic sound, coexistence of past, present and future from which dream and memory derive, insular family tableaux against changing, absurdist-world…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: 808 GALLERY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY

By Big Red July 18th, 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at 808 Gallery, Boston University for the opening of the 2008 Boston Young Contemporaries, featuring artwork from MFA candidates from several New England schools. Boston Young Contemporaries…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By Steve Aishman I watched a documentary on monkeys the other day. During the course of the documentary, scientists taped a group of monkeys interacting and noted the hierarchy that developed in their society. The scientists then classified each monkey according…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By James Nadeau “Film Critics are not intended to be applause meters. Just as restaurant critics don’t send couples seeking that special anniversary meal to McDonald’s on the ‘everybody goes there, it must be the best’…

Articles Ron English, Abraham Obama, 2008
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ABRAHAM OBAMA @ GALLERY XIV

ABRAHAM OBAMA @ GALLERY XIV By MATTHEW NASH I guess after years of hearing about Republican candidates as the next incarnation of Reagan, John Wayne, or Jesus, it’s nice to see a Democratic candidate get a little action. Thus, Ron…

Articles Steven Zevitas, who recently moved his Steven Zevitas Gallery (formerly Open Studios Press Gallery) from the third to first floor of 450 Harrison, offers a preview of the new space, which features a gallery and offices of New American Paintings magazine. The space was formerly occupied by Julie Chae Gallery.
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A LETTER

A LETTER By MATTHEW NASH Recently, my friend Greg Cook took issue with my take on the recent gallery shake-up. Apparently he thinks I’m too optimistic about the whole thing, although I know he and I agree on the central…

Interviews Steve Tourlentes, Holliday Unit Huntsville, TX, 4/1/2001, Gelatin Silver Print, 2001.
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INTERVIEW WITH STEVE TOURLENTES

INTERVIEW WITH STEVE TOURLENTES By Jess T. Dugan Steve Tourlentes is a graduate of Knox College and Massachusetts College of Art, where he earned an MFA in 1988. Since 1996, Tourlentes has been photographing rural and suburban landscapes where penitentiaries are…

Articles Looking out over the Louisville skyline. Photo by David Harpe.
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LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY ART GALLERIES

LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY ART GALLERIES By Rita Lombardi When I tell people in Boston that I lived in Kentucky for 12 years the first thing that crosses most faces is a smirk. Followed by questions about horse racing, bourbon, basketball, and…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman I love eavesdropping at the gym. There must be something about the testosterone or the endorphins at the gym that acts like truth serum. Suddenly, when pushed to a point of exhaustion,…

Articles Anish Kapoor, Inwendig Volle Figur, 2006.
Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery. Photo: John Kennard.
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ANISH KAPOOR @ THE ICA

ANISH KAPOOR @ THE ICA By Megan Driscoll Anish Kapoor is an internationally acclaimed sculptor with a unique philosophical agenda. Currently, the Institute of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition highlighting the artist’s work entitled Past, Present, Future. Kapoor is best…

Articles Snippet from The Dina Collection's website, featuring Yossi Dina's recent press coverage.
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PAWN BROKERS FOR THE ART WORLD

PAWN BROKERS FOR THE ART WORLD Daniel Grant In the course of a week, Yossi Dina talks to a lot of art dealers and art collectors, movie moguls and real estate investors, all of whom want him to give them…

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