Monthly Archives: August, 2008

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SUSAN ERONY: A PORTRAIT

SUSAN ERONY: A PORTRAIT By Tamara Schillin Susan Erony is an artist, historian, scholar, independent curator and adjunct professor currently residing in Gloucester, MA. She has grappled with complex and highly controversial subjects in her work and life for nearly three…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman A MOMA Novella Chapter 1: The Opening They went to museum to have fun, but it turned out the museum completely sucked. “Free tickets and the members only opening? How could…

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SERIOUSNESS @ NOVA BENWAY

SERIOUSNESS @ NOVA BENWAY By Matthew Nash Currently on view in a living room in Jamaica Plain is the exhibition “Seriousness,” featuring work by Nate McDermott, Shawn Zamechek and Meg Rotzel. The living room belongs to Nova Benway, co-curator of the…

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REKA REISINGER @ REAL ART WAYS

REKA REISINGER @ REAL ART WAYS By Megan Driscoll Over the past several years, photography has evolved from a replica of the world we live in, to a carefully constructed and digitally enhanced version of reality. In her new show…

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BADLANDS @ MASS MOCA

BADLANDS @ MASS MOCA By Abraham Storer The title of the current landscape show at Mass MoCA, Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, refers to the geographical place in the Dakotas, “an area filled with both inhospitable conditions and immense beauty,”…

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A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS KOIS

A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS KOIS By Jess Dugan Jess T. Dugan: How did you come to be the Director of the DeCordova, and what drew you to this museum in particular? Dennis Kois: The Board had hired a New York firm…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: NOVA BENWAY, BOSTON

By Big Red Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the opening of “Seriousness”, the first show at Nova Benway, an alternative space in Jamaica Plain. The exhibition features work by Nate McDermott, Shawn Zamechek…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman Listen carefully. We are a group of individuals that represent a small faction of dissenters. At this time, we have your ability to think in our possession. Steve Aishman Photography Steve Aishman…

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THE FIREFIGHTERS BY KEITH FRANCIS

By Tamara Schillin The recently completed “The Firefighters” (2008) is an homage to the six firefighters who perished tragically while battling a blaze in the windowless meat locker maze at the abandoned Worcester, MA Cold Storage warehouse on Friday, December…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: ELECTRIC SHADOWS @ AXIOM

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: ELECTRIC SHADOWS @ AXIOM By Big Red Friday, August 8th, 2008 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at ‘Electric Shadows’ an experimental film screening juried by Axiom Special Events Director, Julie Madden, and Associate, Autumn Ahn.…

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GETTING SITE SPECIFIC @ BABSON COLLEGE

GETTING SITE SPECIFIC @ BABSON COLLEGE By Matthew Nash When Chris Nau invited me out to see his latest piece at Babson College, I was a little surprised. Babson is not known for contemporary art, and their gallery was turned into…

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CONSIDERING THE END OF LEF’S CONTEMPORARY WORK FUND

CONSIDERING THE END OF LEF’S CONTEMPORARY WORK FUND By Matthew Nash On Wednesday, August 6th, LEF Foundation announced some major changes in their funding programs. The two most significant changes include increased funding for independent documentary film, and the end of…

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YALE PHOTOG MFA’S IN PHILLY

YALE PHOTOG MFA’S IN PHILLY By Rita Lombardi For a couple of years now, ever since I heard it was home to the largest collection of works by Marcel Duchamp in the US, I have wanted to visit the Philadelphia Museum…

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THE DISAPPEARING CRITIC

THE DISAPPEARING CRITIC By Daniel Grant We are living in the great age of opinion-writing, of critiques and commentaries, so why are so many of the art critics disappearing from major metropolitan newspapers? (Hint: It’s not just fine arts but book…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By Christian Holland I set out to find a writer to critique the Olympics’ opening ceremony. I had heard they were directed by filmmaker Zhang Yimou and out-of-this-world visually stunning. But I couldn’t find anyone, at least…