John Malpede

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Back to the barricades

In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.  
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
By GREG COOK  |  October 15, 2008

Majoring and minering in theater

The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2008

You’re history

No longer the exclusive domain of modern-day enthusiasts for mediæval faires and Civil War battlefields, the idea of historical re-enactment has captured the art world’s imagination lately, and small wonder.
“Ahistorical Occasion” at MASS MoCA, Members Exhibition at PRC, and “Asian Legacy” in Arlington
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 16, 2006

Massive attack

A fat house, a fat car . . . no, this isn’t necessarily a disparaging comment on the current state of the American dream.
Wurm and Walker at the Rose, American photography at the Addison, Malpede and Fletcher at MIT
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 18, 2006