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Man Caves: A Conversation with Kenneth Tam

Masculinity and social isolation is a topic of current debate and much speculation. From militias to communities of Internet trolls, American men are forming social ties through aggression, violence, and misogyny. Artist Kenneth Tam’s video Breakfast in Bed (2016), recently…

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See It Before It’s Gone: Cabell & Foster at GRIN

In One Makes an Instrument of Themselves, and is Estranged Also, collaborators Mimi Cabell and Lindsay Foster probe the “the commercialized self, the marketized private life.” As today’s corporate landscape ostensibly reorients itself toward workers’ happiness, Cabell and Foster remind…

Feature Still from Here for You (Or My Brief Love Affair with Frank Maresca), 2010. Video, color, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist.
See It Before It’s Gone: Ann Hirsch

“You may or may not have real feelings for me,” says Frank Maresca in an episode of the VH1 show Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair. Addressing the group of women competing to win his love, Frank goes on to note…

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

Magazine Green Dream installation view, kijidome, 2014
Review: Green Dream at kijidome

For five weeks early in this year, half of a modestly sized art space in Boston’s South End became a field of infinite possibility, courtesy of chroma key green and the kijidome group. Susan Metrican, Lucy Kim, Carlos Jiménez Cahua,…

Feature General Assembly
Photographs and text by Matthew Connors
665 pages
Inkjet prints
Hardcover, bound by hand, 7.75 x 9.75 inches
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…

Magazine Marian Ilmestys — The Annunciation [screenshot), 2010 28:30 min 3-channel projected installation; 16:9/1:1,78, Dolby Digital 5.1 original language Finnish, English subtitles Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris © Antti Ruusuvuori.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja

In retrospect, it seems only fitting that I should see Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s video installations at the Davis Museum. It’s been years since I last uttered the words “esse is percipi,”1 but those conversations (arguments, really) involving Bishop Berkeley…

Feature Lucy Kim in her studio
Photo: Shane Godfrey
Lucy Kim: All is not what it seems

Full disclosure: I am a huge fan of Lucy Kim—the work and the woman—so I was stoked to be asked to write this essay and to have this chance to rave about what I love about her work and what…

Feature Bruce Myren, N 40° 00’ 00" W 117° 00’ 00" Battle Mountain, Nevada, 2012
Bruce Myren: Landing at Zero

Bruce Myren’s The Fortieth Parallel is a project of western depiction. Rooted in history, it takes cues from historic survey projects and their subsequent rephotographic cousins, Ed Ruscha’s explorations of buildings on Sunset Strip and the New Topographers’ unromantic views…

Articles George FIfield speaking at the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival Gala.
Image by James Manning
Interview: George Fifield

George Fifield is a media arts curator, writer, teacher and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which from 1999 through 2011 produced the Boston Cyberarts Festival. Big Red & Shiny…