Monthly Archives: April, 2009

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THE 2009 BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL

THE 2009 BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL By Big Red Every two years, New Englanders are treated to an art spectacle that is uniquely Bostonian. The Cyberarts Festival is a showcase for a broad array of artistic hybrids that explore a range…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: MEGAPOLIS AUDIO FESTIVAL

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: MEGAPOLIS AUDIO FESTIVAL By Big Red Friday April 24th 2009 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival in the basement of the Cambridge Massasoit Elks Lodge. MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival Boston Typewriter Orchestra Images…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: STUDIO SOTO

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: STUDIO SOTO By Big Red Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 27th 2009 Candid snaps from a Big RED day on-the-town at Studio Soto for an installation by Yucef Merhi Studio Soto Images by James Manning and courtesy…

Articles Boston artist and designer Nicole Deponte, who promotes her fashions on Facebook.
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FASHION AS ART, PART 2

FASHION AS ART, PART 2 By Judy Kermis Blotnick In writing about fashion as a true art form there is the slight temptation to pull one’s shoulders up around one’s ears and wince “I dunno.” Yes, there is the idea…

Articles The GIMP ensemble. Photo by Luke Olson.
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GIMP @ THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

GIMP @ THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART By Chelsey Philpot The prologue to the Friday, April 24th performance of “GIMP” at the ICA began outside on the museum’s gymnasium-sized wooden deck overlooking Boston Harbor. There the audience waited sipping wine, enjoying…

Articles Publicity shot for Water Dances: An Urban Ritual, a public hoop dancing event performed by the Hula Hoop Light Show
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ARTFORCE! CAMBRIDGE @ CACG

ARTFORCE! CAMBRIDGE @ CACG By Angela Lauren Speece “This isn’t your newspaper critic’s gallery show,” exclaims the ArtForce! Cambridge invitation– which unsurprisingly makes this exhibition especially compelling to review. Leave behind all of your presumptions about art, as this show…

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A LETTER

A LETTER By Matthew Nash One of the unsung heroes of Big RED & Shiny is James Manning. He is our most frequent contributor of on-the-town photos, somehow managing to attend nearly every exhibition, opening and art event that is accessible…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

“THE WHITE CUBE” By Thomas Marquet #47: More frame shop humor, this time with action and intrigue! Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal place to be pursuing any of…

Articles Dave Hickey, photo Libby Lumpkin, found with google image search.
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MARKETWATCH

MARKETWATCH By Micah J. Malone As exciting as this is, imagine how exciting the collapse is going to be! The above quote turned out to be a bit of a prelude. Speaking at the Frieze art fair well before the economic…

Interviews Vik Muniz, The New President, from the series Verso (NY Times Photos), 2008.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH VIK MUNIZ

AN INTERVIEW WITH VIK MUNIZ By Jason Landry Vik Muniz was in Boston recently for two sold-out lectures at the MFA. Jeffrey Keough, former Director of Exhibitions at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and I had the opportunity to…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: MIT MUSEUM

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: MIT MUSEUM By Big Red Friday, April 24th, 2009 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the MIT Museum for “Loops”, featuring four commissioned works by artists Brian Knep, Golan Levin, Casey Reas, and Sosolimited. This…

Articles Georgie Friedman, Geyser , stills from 2-channel video, 2008.
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GEORGIE FRIEDMAN @ BOSTON COLLEGE

GEORGIE FRIEDMAN @ BOSTON COLLEGE By Matthew Nash Georgie Friedman’s video installations require patience. They are not for those with a short attention span, and they only reward the viewer willing to sit and wait. Sometimes the rewards are small, tiny…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE By STEVE AISHMAN Print this article Southern Double Feature First: artist and media theorist Serene Al-Kawas and I have a dialog about the exhibition “Atatürk” by Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari at Kennesaw State…

Articles Jason Salavon, 100 Special Moments (Kids With Santa), digital c-print, 2004.
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PARSE @ AXIOM

PARSE @ AXIOM By Matthew Nash PARSE: Visualizing Data That Makes Us Human is an exhibition that makes visible things that we know intuitively, yet rarely consider as visual data, much less art. Each piece takes on an unseen part of…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: HALLSPACE

BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: HALLSPACE By Big Red Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 27th 2009 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at Hall Space for the opening of “Bebe Beard: With or Without You.” HallSpace Images by James Manning…

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Artists in Context

For many artists and organizations, LEF Foundation’s change in funding priorities has reduced and limited opportunities for funding in New England. The good news is that Louisa McCall, formerly of LEF, and Marie Cieri, are co-directing a new project called…

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