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Kentridge's South Africa and Coe's disasters of war

South African artist William Kentridge is often hailed for providing "a vivid history of apartheid and its legacy," as Time said when it named him one of the 100 most influential persons of 2009.
Plus posters from Hatch
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2010

Boston gets its own indie comix show

I will now sing the praise of independent and small-press comics conventions.
The bastard medium
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 17, 2010

Our digital landscape

The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
By GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2009

Our digital landscape

The installation Children of Arcadia convinced me that the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival isn’t going to suck.
The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
By GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2009

Animal collective

!nd!v!duals (a group comprised of Dom, Meers, Col!n, and Luke O) has overrun Brunswick’s Coleman Burke Gallery with an impressive display of giant beasts toting weapons.
Strength in numbers in Brunswick
By IAN PAIGE  |  August 27, 2008

You wear it well

The relationship between our bodies and our clothing is, of course, intimate.
‘Dress • Redress’ at Brandeis, Fredo Conde at the Artists Foundation, Parade For The Future with Platform2, and June art talks at BU thanks to AIB
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 10, 2008


The accidental gangsta

Elemental Zazen wears Sauconies on stage and has “World Peace” tattoo’d on his forearm.
Elemental Zazen has been through some shit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 19, 2008

The art of cause

Michael Crigler is something of a mini-celebrity in artsy Boston circles.
A T-shirt designer on a mission
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 12, 2007

Nothing's sacred

“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
Biting art at AIB
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 2007

Origin of species

When in 1976 Jennifer Bartlett premiered her epic painting Rhapsody, John Russell, the chief art critic of the New York Times, proclaimed it “the most ambitious single work of art that has come my way since I started to live in New York." “Jennifer Bar
Jennifer Bartlett’s breakthrough masterpiece and photographers of the future  
By GREG COOK  |  October 18, 2006


Our fragile and threatened natural environment weighs on the mind of Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson, who takes a biologist’s approach to artmaking .
Henrik Håkansson at the Gardner, ‘Dwelling’ at Forest Hills Cemetery, Marilyn Minter and more at AIB
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 20, 2006