Monthly Archives: November, 2013

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Studio Sessions: Ian Swanson

Welcome to the latest episode of Studio Sessions with guest Ian Swanson. Ian earned his BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and earned his MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York in 2013. A strong vein of…

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Review: Red, Yellow and Blue at deCordova

Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue, a monumental installation of hand-knotted rope, was recently moved from its summer home at Madison Square Park in New York City and reinstalled at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, where it will remain until…

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Review: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens

At Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center through December 18, Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens may be the first exhibition of the elusive (some would say, reclusive) photographer’s work in the Greater Boston area, but it coincides with Self-Portraits…

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Inside Out: Not an Island

Meeting with other makers has been essential to my practice. Sometimes it ends up that we work together on projects or take an exploratory trip, but it’s usually just a meeting for a few hours somewhere where we can check…

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Janine Antoni, in person at BU

I first heard of Janine Antoni in the early ’90s when I saw a few photos in a magazine: a still from Loving Care, an installation shot of Gnaw, and a photo of Butterfly Kisses. At that point in my…

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Art in the Innovation Hub Part 4: Arts Non-Profits

Throughout my conversations surrounding this series, the need for infrastructure has emerged as a dominant theme in considerations of art’s role in the innovation hub. In my last post, I discussed the crucial experiments and perspectives artists bring to Boston.…

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Inside Out: Finding Your Way Back

There was a flash blizzard in Nebraska in 1888 called the Great Blizzard. People froze in place ten feet from their homes, or saddling their horses. Some lucky individuals found a clothesline or fence to follow through the whiteout to…

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Go & See: Tuesday 19 – Monday 25 November

Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see this week: • • • Events • • • Thursday November 21 Henry Horenstein, Jess, South Boston,…

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Interview with Matthew Ritchie

Ben Sloat My first question is about artistic research. I teach here in Boston in a couple of graduate programs and I’m always interested in sharing the rubrics of research with the students: what the methodologies of research are, what…

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What Happens in Halifax…

For over two years Mario Garcia Torres obsessively researched the circumstances surrounding an obscure assignment given to a small group of students at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1969. In a process he has likened to…

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Review: Asylum at GRIN

Andrea Lynn Santos’ work evokes the spareness of this time of year, as leaves fall to the ground, windows are shut tight, and the sky is emptied of birds. As in the collograph print, My Bed, My Burden, it speaks…

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Art and Mushrooms

I’ve got mushrooms on the brain lately. Fall is a good season for them; they seem to spring up everywhere after a good rain moistens the dead leaves. I spend a lot of time in the fall walking around in…

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Review: Sophie Calle: Last Seen

Over the last twenty-three years, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has enjoyed a lasting, reciprocal relationship with French artist Sophie Calle. While exhibiting work at the ICA/Boston in 1990, Calle took an interview with Parkett magazine in front of one…

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Art in the Innovation Hub Part 3: Artists

In my continuing exploration of art’s role in the branding of Boston as an “innovation hub,” I was eager to speak with Boston artists. While the diversity of artists working in Boston makes it nearly impossible to construct a comprehensive…

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