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Painful Performances: Contemporary Chinese Art

It is now almost ten years after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and sixteen since China joined the World Trade Organization. Three decades have elapsed since the Tiananmen Square protests, and half a century since the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.…

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See It Before It’s Gone: DRAW/Boston at MassArt

DRAW/Boston, an exhibition of over 60 artists curated by Tomas Vu, toys with scale, color, style, and sound, wedding the scholarly air of a professional university gallery with the aesthetic resemblances of a working artist’s studio. The arrangement alone warrants…

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Elsewhere: Bahar Yurukoglu

Boston is a transient city. Each fall, legions of artists enroll in graduate programs throughout the city to nurture their talents and connections, and approximately two years later, many move on. While they are here, some of these artists are…

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Participation, documentation and the future of Occupy

“The whole world is watching!” This emblematic chant for accountability, which echoed through streets nationwide for the duration of the Occupy protests, would have been both meaningless and impossible without the technologies we have at hand. Watching, we were: on…

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ALEC SOTH’S DOG DAYS BOGOTA @ MASSART

By ERIK GULLARD Alec Soth’s exploration of Bogota stemmed originally from the adoption of his baby girl. The girl’s biological mother made a book full of letters, pictures, and perms and gave it to Soth and his wife. Upon receiving…