What is “nature” and what is “the natural”? These seemingly easy to answer questions become progressively harder to discuss with the rapidly expanding impact of human intervention on the ecosphere. Topics of how we outline, perceive and shape concepts of the natural and the artificial, the organic and the synthetic, are central aspects of Markus Haala’s studio practice.
Beth Stryker works between NYC and the Middle East and has recently curated exhibitions and programs for the Ford Foundation in Cairo, Beirut Art Center, the AIA/Center for Architecture in New York (where she held the position of director of programs), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
David Brooks’ sculptures and installations are concerned with humans’ relationships to both the natural world and the built environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized.
Join us for the 2019 Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture featuring acclaimed artist Krzysztof Wodiczko. Wodiczko is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments that address themes of trauma, collective memory, and the power of mass media to disseminate and manipulate information.
Join artist Eli Brown, whose work is featured in deCordova New England Biennial 2019, as he leads an artist talk and interactive workshop. He will be discussing his Museum of Queer Ecologies, a wide-ranging project that extends queer theory into ecological studies.
Mozambican filmmaker Inadelso Cossa’s work reaches different phases of Africa’s, particularly Mozambique’s, history from a personal perspective. Exploring the Colonial, Post Colonial, Independence, and Post Civil War periods, Cossa finds it his duty to document what he refers to as ‘acts of memory.’
Encompassing film, video, installation, photography, and prints, Khalili's practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality, and geographical explorations to investigate strategies and discourses of resistance as elaborated, developed, and narrated by individuals- often members of political minorities.
Sending Ceramics by Email - Ceramic Commons is a project developed between Anna Andersen, Denmark and Megumi Naitoh, USA. Both are ceramic artists working with 3D printing. Ceramic Commons celebrates an open-source environment and digital 3D technology that allows our work to be sent and shared across the world.
In conjunction with the exhibition Harry Dodge: Works of Love, Los Angeles-based artist and writer Harry Dodge joins painter Amy Sillman in a public conversation.
Salem State University's Art + Design department and Career Services have teamed up to present something new this year. If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a working artist, this event is for you! Kate True, Meg Black, and Jeff Caplan will discuss the highs and lows of pursuing a career in visual art.
Join us for the dedication of Northwest Passage by Olafur Eliasson, a site-specific work for the ceiling of the breezeway of Building 12, MIT.nano.
William Forsythe is counted among the foremost choreographers of our time. Parallel to his stage productions, he has also developed installations, sculptures, and films that he calls Choreographic Objects. In this public program, Forsythe will be in conversation with Barbara Lee Chief Curator Eva Respini.
Together, the Duennebier sisters intertwine their distinctive imagery, figures and narratives, combining their disparate styles to conjure fantastical wonderlands. Love Superior, a Death Supreme will feature both their collaborative and solo work. The Gallery will also host the Duennebier sisters for an artist talk on Tuesday, February 19 at 6pm.
Join us at Gallery Kayafas for an evening of conversation with Jack Lueders-Booth and Karen Shafts, Assistant Keeper of Prints at the Boston Public Library. They will examine his documentary project, Chinatown to Jamaica Plain, a series photographed for the UrbanArts Committee, sponsored by the MBTA in 1985.
Eva and Franco Mattes are an artist duo originally from Italy, living in New York. They have continually made work that responds to and dissects the contemporary networked condition, always approaching the ethics and politics of life online with a darkly humorous edge.
Join us for an artist talk and demonstration with artist William Van Beckum. In "Ghost Lands: Pictures in Silver", Van Beckum recreates landscape images from past and present using a combination of modern and antique photographic techniques to challenge the idea that photography may have a role in the protection of public lands.
Adrienne Sloane’s presentation will start with the historical roots of knitting and politics through the lens of American wartime knitting and lead up to an overview of current trends, including Sloane’s own work and stories about using knitting to convey political messages.
Join us to celebrate the opening of our latest special exhibition, The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view February 8–July 28, 2019. Following an introduction to the exhibition by curator Laura Muir, Berlin-based artist Judith Raum will present a lecture-performance titled “Fabric in space, fabric out of space.”
Working in collage, painting, and sculptural assemblage, Troy Michie engages with the presence and absence of body through a queer lens. His work deconstructs the codes that inform our understanding race, gender, sexuality, and other fields of identity and power.
Join us during opening weekend of Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen for a conversation with the artist. Celebrating the final stop of her major touring retrospective, the Rose Art Museum will host Pindell and exhibition co-curators Naomi Beckwith and Valerie Cassel Oliver.
Interested in the mediated realities we construct, normalize and inhabit, Jim Skuldt’s work probes our dwindling relationship with physicality: from the construction (and locking) of a renegade structure in the back yard of his Art school, to the acquisition and distribution of the 48-foot-diameter circular rotating touring stage formerly belonging to Neil Diamond…
Join us for a special artist talk with Nancy Baker Cahill. Cahill is a visual artist whose works encompass drawing, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) Her one-person exhibition, Hollow Point is currently on view at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery.
Join us for the exhibition opening and reception, featuring a reading by Harry Dodge. "Harry Dodge: Works of Love" features a selection of recent sculptures, drawings, and videos that revel as much in theoretical ideas about a posthuman future as they do in the ecstasy of the workaday present
“All Languages Welcomed Here” is Dell Marie Hamilton's first solo exhibition which will include the debut of a new body of mixed-media work entitled “Punta: Pregunta" which references personal obsessions, the oceanic as well as a wide-range of source materials including Gray’s Anatomy, weather forecasts, and geographical maps.Dell M. Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and independent curator.
Zenovia Toloudi is an artist, architect, and Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College. Zenovia makes art to realize imaginative architectures that generate inclusion through digital and organic media, and to experiment with subjective perception of space and engagement.
On Dec. 15, local violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu will engage diverse communities through multidisciplinary collaborations, creative music, and social dialogue around the topics of violence and loss at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Code Listen 3.0.