Browsing: Ben Sloat

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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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GROUP PORTRAIT @ PRC

By BEN SLOAT On view at the Photographic Resource Center until January 22nd is the exhibition of images titled Group Portrait. Comprised of work from five different photographers from the Northeast and the Midwest, the images focus on the intimacy…

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TEMPORARY WALLS @ RHYS GALLERY

By BEN SLOAT Rarely does an art exhibition speak to the importance and advocacy of art itself. Temporary Walls, curated by Heidi Marston and Lydia Ruby, on exhibit at the Rhys Gallery until March 4th, is a show of work…

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OLAFUR ELIASSON: WATERFALLS

OLAFUR ELIASSON: WATERFALLS By Ben Sloat I rode over the Manhattan Bridge today with a group of out of towners. As we looked eagerly into New York Harbor for the Eliasson waterfalls, we were disappointed to find only the scaffolding in…

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A CONVERSATION WITH GREGORY CREWDSON

A CONVERSATION WITH GREGORY CREWDSON By Ben Sloat Gregory Crewdson is a photographer known best for his high production photographic projects, Hover, Twilight, and Beneath the Roses, open ended narratives that blend the suburban vernacular of the Northeast with the paranormal.…

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SENSORIUM @ THE LIST CENTER

By BEN SLOAT The idea of humans having five senses comes from Aristotle, relating to his greater writings on perception, a condition he used to distinguish animals from plants. In the Aristotelian philosophy, an animal’s lifetime is defined by its…

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A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID HILLIARD

By BEN SLOAT Print this article David Hilliard is a Boston-based photographer known for his unique multi-panel images that present complex, yet personal narratives. Represented by galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and at the Bernard Toale Gallery here…

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Interview with João Ribas

The MIT List Visual Arts Center has recently concluded the excellent exhibition, In the Holocene, which proposes fascinating parallels and conditions regarding artistic and scientific speculation. Using the rubric of Robert Smithson’s artistic inquiries (his work is represented several times…