Monthly Archives: January, 2010

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ICA Boston Announces Finalists for Foster Prize

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has announced nine artists as finalists for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize. The honorees for the the museum’s biennial award and exhibition for Boston-area artists are Robert de St. Phalle, Eirik Johnson,…

Articles Starbrick, © Olafur Eliasson and Zumtobel.  Photo: Jens Ziehe
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MARKETWATCH

By MICAH J. MALONE For the past few columns I have focused on artists who began their careers – and built reputations – with work marked by a ruthless economy of means. Many artists who start with low cost materials…

Articles Banksy/Hirst piece sold at the (RED) Auction for $1,870,000 USD
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN Artists and giving to charitable causes seem to go well together. The biennial ARTcetera art auction is a great example where Boston’s visual arts community has donated artwork and time to support the AIDS Action Committee since…

Magazine Dancer Keelan Whitmore. Photo by Marty Sohl.
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ALONZO KING’S LINES BALLET @ ICA

By CHELSEY PHILPOT The LINES Ballet’s Friday night performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art began with false informality: the dancers, wearing sweatpants and t-shirts, warmed up on stage as the sold out audience took their seats. Though this display…

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INSTITUTIONAL VISION

By JAMES A. NADEAU The recent shifting in the curatorial make up of Boston has caused me to stop and reflect upon just what these institutions actually mean to us. With curators moving from one museum to another or an…

Interviews Greaney's new space, which was formerly inhabited by Bernard Toale's project space, right on the corner of Harrison and Thayer.
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SIX QUESTIONS WITH ANTHONY GREANEY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND One year after opening his gallery at 460 Harrison, the gallerist Anthony Greaney has moved to new, more accessible space on the corner of 450 Harrison – where Bernie Toale formerly plied his trade. The relocation from…

Magazine Jessica Gath
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The World Famous Secretary in For You, 9-5

Jessica Gath reckons she will have typed about 200 letters and postcards by the time she’s done. On a decades-old Royal “Quiet De Luxe” typewriter in immaculate condition, the painter and performance artist will be typing, folding and posting the…

Articles Geoff Hargadon
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CA$H FOR YOU WARHOLS!

Call (617) 533-1103 or (617) 480-2994 if you have a Warhol to sell! But if you call one of those numbers, each of which has appeared on signs created by artist ‘Hargo,’ you’ll just get a satisfied Hargo. Shortly after…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: NESAD

By BIG RED Saturday, December 12th, 2009 Candid photos from a Big RED night on-the-town at The New England School of Art and Design for the opening of Resa Blatman’s solo exhibition. New England School of Art and Design at…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: KAIJU BIG BATTEL

By BIG RED First Night 2010 Candid photos from a Big RED first night on-the-town at The Hynes Convention Center, Boston for Kaiju Big Battel, First Night: Final Fight Kaiju Big Battel Sorry Folks No Photos of Dr. Cube or…

Articles Paul Gauguin: Self-portrait , 1893-1894.
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POIESIS

By KURT COLE EIDSVIG Print this article PoIesis is etymologically derived from the ancient Greek term ποιέω, which means “to make”. This word, the root of our modern “poetry”, was first a verb, an action that transforms and continues the…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZOME

By STEVE AISHMAN Top Ten Bad New Years Resolutions for a Stereotypical Artist 10. Don’t roll eyes at people who ask if all my clothes are black; just accept that they are jealous and move on. 9. Stop worrying if…

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By JAMES NADEAU Ah 2010. It is the beginning of a new year and a new decade, time to throw off the shackles of the “naughts” and begin thinking of the future. Tough as it may seem to think positive…

Magazine Scott Shepherd as Nick and Kate Scelsa as Lucille , Gatz, Photo: Chris Beirens.
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GATZ @ AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE

By CLINTON D. CAMPBELL Elevator Repair Service’s production of “Gatz” currently playing at American Repertory Theater is a challenging but ultimately mundane experience. In this production an office worker suddenly finds a copy of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott…

Magazine Janine Antoni, Loving Care, 1993
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THE ENDGAME OF POSTMODERNISM

By MATTHEW NASH The Beginning of the End All good things must come to an end. Postmodernism has had its run, but perhaps the time has come to wonder if we are not entering some sort of endgame for the…

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Robert Jay Kaufman R.I.P.

Sadly, I must write that artist Robert Kaufman passed on January 8, 2010 of cancer. Robert was an artist, mentor and academic who was greatly respected by all who knew him. For many years he was the Chair of Illustration…