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Photography ‘In Character’ at the Addison
Photography is always seducing us with its whispered promise that what you see is what you get.
| April 27, 2012
The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing
A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
| September 23, 2011
The surreal world
Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
| May 21, 2010
The news from No Place
Saya Woolfalk first grabbed people's attention around 2005, with playful-serious installations and videos in which performers masked in bright, patchwork fabric costumes of cartoon leaves and long swinging dreadlocks jumped around small rooms decorated
Saya Woolfalk and the feminist 'heretics'
| March 12, 2010
A walk on the wild side
Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
| February 19, 2010
From Mozart to milonga
We Bostonians may swathe ourselves in sweaters and lock our doors against the blustery weather, but once the music begins, dance performances can help us shake off the shivers — and often transport us to more temperate climes.
All kindsa dance hits the stage
| January 01, 2010
The whiff of art
The stench came from the rotting corpse — well, it appeared to be a corpse — of a woman who'd been laid out on a metal table like an exhumed murder victim awaiting a coroner's examination.
Heide Hatry, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Mowbray, and William Pope.L
| March 03, 2009
Let’s undo the movies
If those collective behaviors inspired and demanded by the cinema of its witnesses are, in essence, its very boundaries, Belgian-born filmmaker and video artist Chantal Akerman could be considered a smuggler.
Chantal Akerman plays with your mind at MIT’s List Center
| April 30, 2008
Ready for war?
Private Dan Floyd lays face and belly in mud during basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
Claire Beckett looks for the 'human level'
| October 02, 2007
Seal of approval
Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
| June 06, 2007
The hollow man
The Swiss artist John Armleder fancies himself a slippery shape shifter.
John M. Armleder at Brandeis, plus Fernand Léger at Harvard
| May 25, 2007
Visions of isolation
In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
| May 02, 2007
Dancing across the city
The ICA’s Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, with its sprung wood dance floor and wrap-around windows framing the harbor, is positioned to become Boston dance’s most significant venue.
Between the opening of the new ICA and Bank of America's de-funding of Celebrity Series, will Boston be a city on the move or on the make in 2007?
| December 27, 2006
The Artist's Body, edited by Tracey Warr, Amelia Jones
This paperback reprint of last year’s hardcover is the perfect gift for the transgression-loving art nerd on your list.
Phaidon, 304 pages, $39.95
| December 05, 2006
Being there fascinates us. We like to watch even if we don’t participate, we are reminded by “States of Siege: A Consideration of Re-enactment Photography,” at the University of Rhode Island Main Gallery through March 12.
Considering re-enactments at URI
| February 22, 2006
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