Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Articles Installation View. RADCLIFFE BAILEY, Samsøñ, Boston, MA | April 1 – May 28, 2016
Photo: Heather McGrath
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Weekend Reading Roundup

When we aren’t seeing new work and writing about it, we’re probably reading. Here’s a selection of some articles that we’ve read in the past couple of weeks and found particularly engaging. Some are recent, while others are older and…

Articles The hive at Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont, MA. Image by Brian Fitzgibbons.
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Inside/Out: The Art of Beekeeping

Many years ago, while living in London, I became fascinated with honey bees after reading The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. In the novel, a terrible disaster leaves only a few groups of people living in the world.…

Feature Silvi Naci, Tean Vogue (Collaborations with Naci's niece Sofia Ines Naci Torres), 2016.
Ink, enamel, crayon on magazine sheet
9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches. (photo credit: Silvi Naci)
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Here to Create: Silvi Naci

In this installment of Here to Create, Courtney Moy talks with local curator and artist Silvi Naci. Naci is an active member of the creative community with an avid spirit for supporting the arts, having worked in a variety of…

Articles Shaw Memorial Vandalized
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Boston Monuments: Memorial and Meaning

One beautiful July morning in 2013 Boston woke to discover green paint had been thrown against the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial that sits across from the State House in the Boston Public Garden. Outrage followed but…

Articles Beyond the Bust
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Beyond the Bust: Defining Our Public Monuments

In his seminal study on the subject, The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning, James Young distinguishes monuments from memorials as “material objects, sculptures, and installations used to memorialize a person or thing…a memorial may be a day, a…

Feature Moscow Spring's Tacky, Terrible Art. Via The New Yorker.
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Weekend Reading Roundup

When we aren’t seeing new work and writing about it, we’re probably reading. Here’s a selection of some articles that we’ve read in the past couple of weeks and found particularly engaging. Some are recent, while others are older and…

Feature Emily Kam Kngwarray, "Anwerlarr angerr (Big yam)," 1996. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased by the National Gallery Women's Association to mark the directorship of Dr. Timothy Potts, 1998, 1998.337.a–d. © Emily Kam Kngwarray/© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VISCOPY, Australia.
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Picturing Cultural Memory in “Everywhen”

“Painting is not merely illustration, but real-time communion with ancestors,” reads a wall text in Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia a show at the Harvard Art Museums up through September 18. Spanning several decades of work…