Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Interviews Installation at Re:View Gallery in Detroit, by Ian Swanson. Image courtesy of the artist
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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…

Magazine Orly Genger, Red, Yellow and Blue, 2013. Photograph by Anchor Imagery.
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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…

Magazine Vancouver, Canada, n.d.
Gelatin silver print; printed later
Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery.
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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…

Articles Inside Out Feature Image
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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…

Articles Janine Antoni
Lick and Lather, 1993
Two self-portrait busts: one chocolate and one soap
24 X 16 X 13 inches (60.96 X 40.64 X 33.02 cm)
Photographed by John Bessler
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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…

Articles From the I AM KREYOL Art BaZaaR show at the Erick Jean Center for the Arts, Dorchester Arts Collaborative. Courtesy of DAC.
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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.…

Articles Inside Out Photo
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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…

Articles Go and see November 19
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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,…

Feature Matthew Ritchie, Remanence: Salt and Light (Part II), 2013 
Photo Geoff Hargadon
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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…

Articles Terrel Seltzer, Rope Trick, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1970 
Image courtesy of Garry Neill Kennedy
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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…

Magazine Andrea Lynn Santos, Asylum installation view. Photo courtesy of GRIN
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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…

Articles Michael Zachary, An Ordinary Evening in New Haven (CMYK)
2013
Image © Michael Zachary
ink on paper
19 x 25 inches
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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…

Magazine Last Seen… Installation View
Photo: Stewart Clements Photography
© Sophie Calle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
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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…

Articles Andi Sutton, Conversation in Memorial, 2011. Seed tags and notes documenting extinctions shared by performance participants Installation and dialogue-based performance. Image: Andi Sutton.
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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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