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Art attack

It's true Boston is a culturally conservative city with a lackluster contemporary art scene.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 17, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 17, 2012

The deCordova Biennial roots for the home team

"Contemporary and Boston, Opposites No Longer," a New York Times headline announced in October. It was another alert that $1 billion invested in expanding and endowing local museums over the past decade is paying off in a newly vigorous Boston contempor
Regional pride
By GREG COOK  |  February 03, 2012
The Globe, The Clock, and the Flip-Flop: How To Fail at Arts Coverage

The Globe, The Clock, and the Flip-Flop: How To Fail at Arts Coverage

24 hour party, people? Seriously, what is the Globe arts staff smoking?On Tuesday, the broadsheet published a piece by Geoff Edgers -- the Globe's designated...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 19, 2011
opie list

Catherine Opie and 'The Record' at the ICA

Catherine Opie first became known in the early '90s for blunt lesbian self-portraits and posed photos of the queer community.  
Bearing witness and baring vinyl
By GREG COOK  |  April 29, 2011

Video: first look behind the ICA Boston's "Damian Ortega: Do It Yourself"

Tomorrow the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston opens its latest blockbuster, "Damian Ortega: Do It Yourself." It is, in the words of our own Greg...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 17, 2009