Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Articles Yoshua Okòn Octopus, 2011
Photo: Heather Kapplow © 2014 (All rights reserved.)
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Smoke & Mirrors: The 2014 Gwangju Biennale

In a poor, farm-dense region of South Korea with a complicated political history1, art with an explicit emphasis on radical political activism has been challenging—and perhaps pushing—international biennale culture for almost 20 years2. This year, the biennale faced some political…

Articles Addam Cvijanovic
Discovery of America (installation detail ), 2012
Flash acrylic on Tyvek
15 x 65 feet
Image courtesy of Postmasters Gallery
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Adam Cvijanovic’s Post-Natural History

There’s no such thing as nature. For some, this is a commonplace fact: there is virtually no place on earth untouched by human beings, especially if we consider the subtle, universal changes of the earth’s ecosystems caused by anthropogenic climate…

Magazine Magnus Plessen Ohne Titel (7), 2014, Oil on canvas, 96 x 78cm, Courtesy of the artist and Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin
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“1914: Magnus Plessen” at the Rose Art Museum

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is known for delivering powerful exhibitions rooted in contemporary thought and academic pursuit. Rose Art Projects, their new series of curatorial ventures, is a series of projects, each consisting of three separate exhibitions,…

Magazine Ethel Reed, Folly or Saintliness, c. 1895

Lithograph, 20 3⁄8 x 14 15⁄16"

The Trustees of the Boston Public Library, Print Department
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On Craft and Modernity

Declared “Photographer’s Row” in 1914 by Photo-Era Magazine, Boylston Street bustled with artists of all media in the decades just before and after the turn of the 20th century. With the Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Public Library…

Magazine Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography at Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Labor in a Single Shot, September 19-November 30, 2014.
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Labor in a Single Shot

Labor in a Single Shot, a collection of documentary videos regarding work, is as straightforward as it sounds. On view this fall at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki began curating…