Monthly Archives: March, 2010

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: PARK STREET CHURCH

By JAMES MANNING Monday March 22nd, 2010 Candid photos from a Big RED night on-the-town at the Park Street Church for the site specific performance of B u r i e d: Funerals and other formal arrangements Performance Orchestrated by:…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: MEME GALLERY

By JAMES MANNING Saturday, March 27th, 2010 Big RED’s Jim Manning takes his video camera out for a night on-the-town at MEME for the opening of “8 Bits Per Pixel”, an exhibition of GIF animations curated by NADA and PrincessDie.…

Articles "THE WHITE CUBE", Volume 1 : Issue #128
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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #58: If the Whitney Biennial is so terrible, why does everyone want to be in it? Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn.

Articles Kader Attia, History of a Myth: The Small Dome of the Rock, Video installation, 2010
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN It’s a 13-hour flight to Dubai. Not the kind of travel to be taken lightly but worth it for the experience of Art Dubai. For visitors like me, Art Dubai represents more than the other fairs like…

Articles Pieter Hugo, Gabazzini Zuo. Enugu, Nigeria, digital chromogenic print, 2008
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PIETER HUGO @ YOSSI MILO

By KAT KIERNAN I am not sure how to best treat a bloodstain. Is it cold water? Tide? Or must the ruined article of clothing be thrown away? These are the thoughts that ran through my mind while viewing a…

Interviews Gil Blank, Untitled, No Date.
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CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUES: GIL BLANK

By SHANE LAVALETTE Gil Blank is a photographer and writer. His photographs have been exhibited at PS1 Contemporary Art Center and White Columns, New York; The Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Ville d’Images, Vevey, Switzerland; Lawrimore Project, Seattle; and LaMontagne Gallery,…

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

By MICAH J. MALONE Legal contracts, artists relationships with science, Boston’s slow march into “the Modern” era, as well as “the capitalist, linear escapism… of the Western Psyche” are just a few of the topics covered in Issue #127. I’d…

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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN Every hero becomes a bore at last. — Emerson I have never been able to throw. And I mean anything. I can’t throw a baseball, tennis ball, Frisbee, whatever. Don’t ask me to toss you a pen…

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A WWW LOVE LETTER, SWAK

By BIG RED CHECK THIS OUT. When was this made? Is this a phallus made from the lights of tailgaters? Imagine if all the pictures on the web were corrupted, but this one managed to survive, along with the entire…

Articles Thomas Marquet's "The White Cube", Volume 1 : Issue #127
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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #57: The requisite Whitney Biennial strip, but different this time. Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn.

Magazine Carey Young, Declared Void, vinyl drawing and text, 2005. Exhibited at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, as part of the Performa05 Biennial.
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CAREY YOUNG @ THE RISD MUSEUM OF ART

By MARTINA WINDELS BY ENTERING THE ZONE CREATED BY THIS DRAWING, AND FOR THE PERIOD YOU REMAIN THERE, YOU DECLARE AND AGREE THAT THE US CONSITUTION WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU.  This statement is applied in bold black letters to…

Articles Joshua Deaner, from from A town without pigeons., archival inkjet print, 2009.
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JOSHUA DEANER @ AS220

By NISHA MAXWELL Joshua Deaner’s a town without pigeons. confronts the capitalist, linear escapism that the Western psyche cultivates. Deaner claims to “look for moments when landscapes reflect the inner working of the psyche. “ He does exactly that with…

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PROFILE: XAVIER LEROY AND LIZ LERMAN

By LIZ HALL Last week, I had the wonderful good fortune of attending two lectures about two different artists who dance with science. On Monday, February 22nd, the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology kicked off its spring lecture…

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Jena Performing Local

My idea is to try to eat local for 30 days, or perhaps 60 (if Tehching Hsieh can go a whole year). The point is to attempt an experiment in living the beliefs I have been advocating. Beyond advocacy I…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY

By BIG RED Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 Candid photos from a Big RED night on-the-town at the Davis Museum and Cultural Centerfor the opening of “Something Like Fireworks,” an installation by Stephen Vitiello. Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley…

Articles Tiziano "Titian" Vecelli, Venus and the Lute Player, oil on canvas, 1565–70.
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A REPORT FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE

By STEVE AISHMAN So I’m looking at Titian’s Venus and the Lute Player when I overhear a discussion being led by a teacher and some students: Teacher: “What do you think this painting is about?” Student A: “It seems to…

Articles Pablo Picasso's Guernica. Image taken from the great resource that is Wikipedia.
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POIESIS

By KURT COLE EIDSVIG 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 world. Neither technical…

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