Artists Esteban del Valle, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, and Sean Downey make paintings, prints, videos, and animations that draw, in part, from cinema, political cartoons, and pop culture iconography and that engage with the topics of displacement, personal and collective memory, visual culture, and the history of art—reminding us that nothing we know is fixed and that all is open to endless interpretation.
Artist Mary Sherman and researcher Florian Grond have worked together over several years manifesting the conversation between painting and sound. The are joined by MIT Media Lab Tangible Bits director, Hiroshi Ishii to explore the relationship and connection of all our senses and which help us navigate and also find pleasure in our material world.
The Carpenter Center in collaboration with Harvard Art Museums presents a screening of Renée Green’s new film ED/HF (2017, 33 minutes), followed by a conversation with Mason Leaver-Yap, writer and Associate Curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.
Postcommodity will discuss their 2015 land art installation and socially engaged artwork Repellent Fence, and the implications of this work on their art practice, their future work, and the field of contemporary art as we approach the year 2043 (when the US transitions to a non-white majority).
Howardena Pindell is in conversation with Naomi Beckwith and Valerie Cassel Oliver, co-curators of What Remains to be Seen. The exhibition is the first major survey of the Pindell’s work and opens at MCA Chicago in 2018 and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2019.
A Los Angeles native working in New York City, Sanford Biggers creates artworks that integrate film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols.
An interdisciplinary conversation about the complexity of Yuan Yunsheng's Two Ancient Chinese Tales—Blue + Red + Yellow = White?. Currently on view at Tufts University Art Gallery, the epic mural cycle reinterprets ancient Chinese fables and traditional stories to reflect modern historical narratives.
Studying photography first in Canada at the University of Manitoba, then at Yale University’s School of Art, Laura Letinksy's ideas and work are formed through a perspective that affords, perhaps insists upon, a kind of attention to the act of looking and of picturing.
Justin Bieber, ACT UP, Charles and Ray Eames, Andy Kaufman, an 80-year-old tortoise, the last living shakers, the inventor of the gay porn industry, Tammy Faye Bakker, and me.
The every-other-year exhibition Artists Awards is closing on Saturday, October 28 and the three artists will be present to discuss the show and their careers. Tanya Crane, Janice Jakielski, and Julie Morringello will be with us from 1:00-4:00pm for a discussion panel followed by some beverages, snacks, and friends.
The public is invited to attend the Rappaport Prize Lecture with Sam Durant at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Doors will open at 6 pm. Durant works in a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, drawing, and installations—to address the varying relationships between culture and politics.
Shannon Taggart is a documentary photographer from New York who offers glimpses into the lives and communities of Modern American Spiritualists who regularly communicate with the departed. Peter Bebergal is a researcher and author of many books, including: "Season of the Witch: How the Occult saved Rock and Roll."
Katarina Burin is an artist and a lecturer on visual and environmental studies at Harvard University. Her work takes variable forms and is profoundly informed by the history of architecture, with a particular emphasis on Modernism, female architects, and historical documentation.
We Just Fit, You and Ii is a group exhibition that probes the boundaries between bodies and architecture. Talk with artists Michelle Lopez and Sondra Perry.