Browsing: Christian Holland

Articles Superimposed MBTA maps. Courtesy of Julia Csekö.
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Art Criticism: Risk Response

“The best art speaks for itself,” someone stated at a recent public discussion about Boston Creates. My immediate internal response was yes, but art also prompts, at times even goads, us to speak or write. I concede that art is,…

Articles A word cloud generated from Maggie Cavallo's "Build or Destroy" response to the Phoenix's "Gone Begging" article.
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Why We Write

In 2003, artists Matthew Nash and C. Sean Horton began piecing together the concept for web-based publication that would eventually become Big Red & Shiny. It would be a forum for criticism and discussion on contemporary art in Boston that…

Articles Neelon at work on the Imagination Wall at Children's Hospital in September 2009. (image credit: Christian Holland)
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IT’S FOR THE KIDS

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND Some of the most unforgettable moments from our childhood come from visits to the hospital. Those of us who made it through our formative years without a memorable trip to the emergency room still spent a great…

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ICA Boston Announces Finalists for Foster Prize

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has announced nine artists as finalists for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize. The honorees for the the museum’s biennial award and exhibition for Boston-area artists are Robert de St. Phalle, Eirik Johnson,…

Interviews Greaney's new space, which was formerly inhabited by Bernard Toale's project space, right on the corner of Harrison and Thayer.
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SIX QUESTIONS WITH ANTHONY GREANEY

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND One year after opening his gallery at 460 Harrison, the gallerist Anthony Greaney has moved to new, more accessible space on the corner of 450 Harrison – where Bernie Toale formerly plied his trade. The relocation from…

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The World Famous Secretary in For You, 9-5

Jessica Gath reckons she will have typed about 200 letters and postcards by the time she’s done. On a decades-old Royal “Quiet De Luxe” typewriter in immaculate condition, the painter and performance artist will be typing, folding and posting the…

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CA$H FOR YOU WARHOLS!

Call (617) 533-1103 or (617) 480-2994 if you have a Warhol to sell! But if you call one of those numbers, each of which has appeared on signs created by artist ‘Hargo,’ you’ll just get a satisfied Hargo. Shortly after…

Articles Slovenian artist group OHO perform Mt. Triglav, 1968
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THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS: EPILOGUE

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND In the spring of 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court forged a new precedent for the matter of “obviousness”1 as it pertains to patents in the unanimously decided KSR v. Teleflex ruling. Generally, to be granted a patent,…

Articles Joe Zane. Schadenfreude, 2008, silver plated ABS, black walnut, 12 x 10 x 10 inches.
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Artadia Announces 2009 Boston Awardees

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue has announced the seven awardees for 2009 in Boston. The two awardees at the $15,000 level are Amie Siegel and Joe Zane; the five recipients of the $3,000 awards are: Claire Beckett, Ambreen…

Articles A postcard from Dallas. Image provided by Google Image Search.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By Christian Holland I’ve realized that the experience of driving across the country merely affords one with the sensation of exhaustion. The pilgrimage that many young people commit themselves to at some or various points in their…

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A Q&A WITH YASSY GOLDIE

A Q&A WITH YASSY GOLDIE By Christian Holland Images and the persona of Yassy Goldie, the Master Representative for the Golden Jasmine Yeti Dancers, have been rendered ad infinitum by the artist collective The Miracle 5 for the exhibition “”Holy GJYDhad!”…

Articles William Pope.L, Corbu Pops, 2009. Image courtesy of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and William Pope.L. Photo by Shiloh Cinquemani.
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WILLIAM POPE.L: CORBU POPS

WILLIAM POPE.L: CORBU POPS By Christian Holland In his exhibition Corbu Pops, artist William Pope.L launches an assault on the show’s venue, Harvard’s big sandy-gray Modernist bastion, the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts. The building is the only structure in North…

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A CONVERSATION WITH LEON JOHNSON

A CONVERSATION WITH LEON JOHNSON By Christian Holland Leon Johnson is the Berwick Research Institute’s new Director in Residence (DiR). Having just taken over late in 2008, he will lead the Berwick for the next two years.  The organization has been…

Articles Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS. PART 3

THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS. PART 3 By Christian Holland Part 3 of a 3-Part Series. Click here for Part 1 and here for part 2. Some philosophers, scientists and artists, such as Micah Malone, suggest that there are going to…

Articles Platon as represented by Raphael in The School of Athens (detail), Fresco, 1509–1510.
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THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS. PART 2

THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS. PART 2 By Christian Holland Part 2 of a 3-Part Series. Click here for Part 1. Plato believed that any idea was attainable by an individual, but only because he thought knowledge is innate. In The…

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