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Time out of mind

Luisa Rabbia created a slow-moving video work that offers a kind of travelogue of her own journey through Isabella Stewart Gardner's historic scrapbooks.
Luisa Rabbia at the Gardner, ‘Polar Attractions’ at the Peabody Essex, And ‘Meat After Meat Joy’ at Pierre Menard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 17, 2008
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Documentary evidence

The theme of MassArt’s “War Stories” is what we talk about when we talk about war — the Iraq War in particular.
‘War Stories’ and Maori tattoos, plus the SMFA’s ‘Traveling Scholars’
By GREG COOK  |  February 27, 2008
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Time is on my side

We tend to take the passage of time for granted, reconciling such disparate experiences as 10 minutes spent rushing through lunch and 10 minutes spent waiting for a bus.
David Claerbout at MIT, Children at the DeCordova, Kabuki Theater at the Peabody Essex, and more
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 29, 2008
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Know when to fold ’em

Origami has been practiced in Japan for at least the past 400 years, and we’ve all seen the usual paper cranes, boats, hats, boxes.
‘Origami Now!’ at the Peabody Essex
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 05, 2007
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I spy

Artist Julia Scher was way ahead of the Homeland Security gang’s obsession with electronic eavesdropping and video voyeurism, having made high-tech installations that allowed museum and gallery goers to watch each other watching each other since the late
Video surveillance and Clare Rojas at the Rose, Indian painting at the MFA, and imperial Chinese art at the Peabody Essex
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 12, 2006