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The MCC Awards at Tufts, 'Flourish' at MassArt, and 'The Cave Project'

On the whole, I wish many of these 13 grant winners were more exciting. The art often feels conservative or academic. Even when the craft is impressive, the artists often seem to have little they care about and little to say.
Thinking locally
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2011
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Phoenix critic confesses all

As the anniversary of the show approached, it seemed like the MFA might let this landmark in its history — and Boston art history — pass unnoted. So I stepped up as, let's say, a guest curator.  
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2011
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El Anatsui shows why he's one of the best

It was around 1999 when El Anatsui found a found a bag of milk-tin lids, and then a bag of bottle caps.
By GREG COOK  |  April 08, 2011
Inauguration portrait by Catherine Opie

Too much of a good thing in museums and galleries this Spring

This spring brings major exhibits by three of the biggest names in contemporary art.
Big Three plus
By GREG COOK  |  March 18, 2011
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Yes.Oui.Si shows DIY show-space potential

A new multimedia art space on Vancouver Street run by a trio of twentysomethings, Yes.Oui.Si has the feel of one of the mixed-media collages that decorate its walls.  
Out: Affirmative art
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 18, 2011