Monthly Archives: March, 2009

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A CONVERSATION WITH AA BRONSON

A CONVERSATION WITH AA BRONSON By Andi Sutton Big RED & Shiny asked Andi Sutton, a Boston-based performance artist and activist, to interview AA Bronson about activism in the arts. Bronson will be participating in a panel talk as part…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: PLATFORM2

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: PLATFORM2 By Big Red Wednesday March 18th 2009 Candid snaps from a Big RED lunchtime on-the-town at “SLOW: A Public Butoh Laboratory” organized by Platform2. Choreographer Alissa Cardone, led a group of participants in an extremely slow Butoh…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: SPACE 242

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: SPACE 242 By Big Red Friday, March 27th, 2009 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at Space 242 for the opening of The Miracle 5 Present Holy GJYDhad. Photos by Dave Ortega. Space 242 The Miracle…

Articles promotional image for I Want to Dance Better at Parties.
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CHUNKY MOVE @ THE ICA

CHUNKY MOVE @ THE ICA By Chelsey Philpot In the question and answer session that followed the Australian-based dance troupe Chunky Move’s performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), artistic director Gideon Obarzanek further charmed an admiring audience. He…

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ART AS FASHION, PART ONE

ART AS FASHION, PART ONE By Judy Kermin Blotnick Fashion and art have frequently run on parallel tracks historically (and sometimes hysterically.) Art has been used to cloak in grandeur what is otherwise a commercial enterprise and money made in…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By Steve Aishman A collection of art news from around the globe over the past few years: 1. In 2008, Paul McCarthy’s “Complex Shit”, a giant inflatable dog turd, broke free, destroyed some power lines, and then crashed into a children’s…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By Micah J. Malone A casual overview of our current issue strikes me as something of an anomaly. While at times we have focused volumes, we generally publish precisely what is striking the fancy of our…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

“THE WHITE CUBE” By Thomas Marquet #46: When the framing business is in a recession, it’s the jokes about framing that really suffer. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal…

Articles "Bedtime" David Leventhal and Charlton Boyd with MMDG company members.
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MARK MORRIS @ CUTLER MAJESTIC

MARK MORRIS @ CUTLER MAJESTIC By Chelsey Philpot Mark Morris dancers make it look so easy. From the flick of a wrist to the simultaneous jumps and right down to the curling and uncurling of toes, the Mark Morris Dance…

Articles William Pope.L, Corbu Pops, 2009. Image courtesy of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and William Pope.L. Photo by Shiloh Cinquemani.
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WILLIAM POPE.L: CORBU POPS

WILLIAM POPE.L: CORBU POPS By Christian Holland In his exhibition Corbu Pops, artist William Pope.L launches an assault on the show’s venue, Harvard’s big sandy-gray Modernist bastion, the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts. The building is the only structure in North…

Articles Installation shot of Metropath(ologies)
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CONNECTIONS @ MIT MUSEUM

CONNECTIONS @ MIT MUSEUM By Megan Driscoll The Connections exhibition by the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Museum is part research, part art –turning theories and data sets into interactive portraits and installations that explore recent technological developments in…

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ZOE | JUNIPER @ THE ICA

ZOE | JUNIPER @ THE ICA By French Clements There’s a chance you’ve already seen the collaborative work of performance artist Juniper Shuey and choreographer Zoe Scofield, in a music video for Dave Matthews’ 2007 song Eh Hee. Matthews, seated…

Articles The inside of the Peabody Essex Museum
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By Steve Aishman When I travel, one of my favorite things to do is to visit smaller, less well-known museums. The reason why I love to visit smaller museums is that I can really enjoy…

Articles Watchmen's Dan Dreiberg AKA Night Owl (Patrick Wilson) from the movie and comic
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WATCHMEN & THE LIMITS OF ADAPTATION

WATCHMEN & THE LIMITS OF ADAPTATION By James Nadeau “Who watches the Watchmen?” is a catchphrase from the film Watchmen directed by Zach Snyder. It is graffiti sprayed across an alley wall and it signifies dissatisfaction with the actions of the…

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