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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.
Dress-up
By GREG COOK  |  April 27, 2012
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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?
Playing catch-up
By GREG COOK  |  September 23, 2011
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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
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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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'
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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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
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010
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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
By DEBRA CASH  |  January 01, 2010


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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
By GREG COOK  |  March 03, 2009
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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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2008
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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'
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007
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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
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007
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The hollow man

The Swiss artist John Armleder fancies himself a slippery shape shifter.
John M. Armleder at Brandeis, plus Fernand Léger at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  May 25, 2007


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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
By GREG COOK  |  May 02, 2007
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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?
By DEBRA CASH  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  December 05, 2006
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Being there

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 22, 2006