Ryan Johnson is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His sculptures, made from a variety of materials, among them wood, medical casting tape and sheet metal, have been described as having “strange spatial compressions, surreal displacements and quasi-Futurist illusions of movement.”
Sculptor Gabriel Kuri will give a talk on his practice. His work engages the language of found objects and materials to create a multilingual conversation. He accepts the socioeconomic conditions of his informed materials, while taking a democratic approach focusing on the form and the formal.
On the occasion of the launch of An Organized System of Instructions, architect and writer Keller Easterling talks with the artist Martin Beck, curator and former CCVA director James Voorhies about Beck’s two-year exhibition titled Program, which occurred from 2014 to 2016 at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the publication that resulted from the project.
Yang’s work identifies intersections between art, science, and natural history. His interdisciplinary practice, in his own words, serves “to make various sense of the ever-changing connections between the theories, things, and creatures that teem within our ecology of experience.”
Artist Mark Dion takes on art, science, and our evolving understanding of the natural world in his ICA exhibition Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist, while Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwahl, Servants of the Map
Double Taking and Troublemaking: Socially Engaged Practice as Intentionally Disruptive Art
Lecture & Performance
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
In 1983, Tufts commissioned artist Yuan Yunsheng to create a 72-foot mural for the former Wessel Library. Two Ancient Chinese Tales—Blue + Red + Yellow = White?, which combines Chinese history and mythology,was painted as a single, continuous composition across six canvases.
Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures.
Wood as Muse presents eleven very different sculptors whose connection is wood.Vanessa German, Mike Wright and Martin Ulman all use discovered wood product that they repurpose. In their art the original use or story the object contains is rebirthed into a new plot.
ATNE is teaming up with the Boston Cyberarts gallery to explore their current show, Vibrations: A Sound Experience. The show is an interactive sound exhibition with work by MJ Caselden and Derek Hoffend. Come hear both artists talk about their work, with background provided by curator Stephanie Dvareckas.
Greg Lookerse is the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Fruitlands Museum and The Old Manse.Join us to meet Greg, see his original artwork, and hear more about how authors including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, and Annie Dillard influence him.
Renowned poet Robert Pinsky and MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich will discuss, imagine and invoke the ocean; Pinsky acting as the poetic voice through his choice of poems, will be the “hub” of the conversation and Helmreich’s comments and responses as the “spokes”.
Please join us for a special lecture at the Larcom Theater by acclaimed artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Montserrat College of Art's 2017 Commencement Speaker.
ATNE hosts three nights of discussion and exploration related to the Games and Politics exhibition at Boston Cyberarts and the Goethe-Institut. Please join us from 7–9pm on each night for a presentation followed by hands-on interaction with the exhibit.
The artists of the pop up, Appetite, host a lively panel discussion with a group of diverse women artists on how they respond to political and social turmoil. The artists include Silvia Lopez Chavez, Nayda Cuevas, Elisa Hamilton, Kledia Spiro, Kathleen Volp, moderated by curator Mary M. Tinti.
Composer, digital media artist, and video game developer Ben Houge has long been exploring the intersections of divergent disciplines.