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Your tax dollars at work(1)

The standout piece in the "2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition" is Alison Owen's hand-drawn wallpaper installation.
Imago hosts the ‘2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibit’
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2010
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The power of 'Cool'

"New York Cool" is required viewing for anyone who has an interest in contemporary American art. Comprised of nearly 80 works, the show, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through July 19.
A contemporary-art show at Bowdoin is a must-see
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 24, 2009
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Sculpting with paper

One of the preeminent issues of art — and, well, everything these days — is the how technology is changing our lives, making everywhere we go begin to feel like a synthetic, artificially-flavored SimCity.
Imi Hwangbo and Jae Ko at Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2008
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Walk on the mild side

In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007
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Ah, painting!

“Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century” rounds up 15 painters who reinvigorate abstraction by drawing inspiration and imagery from computers, stars and constellations, quantum physics, data mapping, the Internet, genetics, squiggly microscopic
At the DeCordova, abstraction is new again
By GREG COOK  |  January 29, 2007
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Just borrowing it

There was a time, in the middle of the last century, when the art industry and its critical minions held the padlock keys to artistic straitjackets, fitting artists’ oeuvres into one-size-too-small versions of pre-formulated art history . . . wasn’t ther
Patrick O’Rorke at Whitney Art Works
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 17, 2007


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Bodies and souls

Preserved flayed corpses at the Museum of Science, Americans in Paris at the Museum of Fine Arts, underground art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, beavers at Mass College of Art — it was that kind of year, capped off by the arrival of the n
A year in art
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 19, 2006
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Happy feet

The architectural team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the new Institute for Contemporary Art as a 325-seat jewel box, its transparent walls allowing the Boston harbor and skyline to serve as a scenic bac
From butoh to Swan Lake and back
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 13, 2006
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Something old, something new

For his first major show in the US, Shintaro Miyake would create a pond filled with real water, a dam, beaver lodges, and drawings of beavers and kayakers.
Shintaro Miyake’s beavers, Frank Stella’s stripes
By GREG COOK  |  March 01, 2006
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Who Gets To Call It Art?

The life of the Met's first curator provides a window to the emergence of American art, from Abstract Expressionism to Pop.
Rating: 3 stars
By JON GARELICK  |  February 02, 2006
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Dam cute

There has been a great wave of Cute in Japanese contemporary art in recent years — colorful nodding mushrooms and balloons from Takashi Murakami, big-headed kiddies and doggies from Yoshitomo Nara, and Dark Cute in the form of movies like Hayao Miyazak
“The Beaver Project”; documentary photos at BU, Stella at Harvard, and the opening of Second Gallery
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 24, 2006