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Ann Hamilton's Corpus at Mass Moca

2003 Installation in Building Five

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/30/2014
2003 Installation in Building FiveIn 2003-2004 Ann Hamilton installed a paper based work Corpus in the vast building five of Mass MoCA. It was a relatvely early project in the space. This article is reposted from Maverick Arts Magazine.

Ann Hamilton Bangs on a Can

Page Sounding Premieres at Mass MoCA

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/30/2014
Page Sounding Premieres at Mass MoCAWith just four rehearsal sessions in less than a week installatin artist, Ann Hamilton, returned to Mass MoCA to create a piece for some thirty individuals "Page Sounding" as a part of the annual Bang on a Can festival. The spontaneous and lively work was co directed by Mark Stewart and David Cossin. The performance was our introducton to an area of the vast Building Six which the museum hopes soon to develop. We spoke with Hamilton about the significance of paper in her practice.

Native American Repatriation

National Museum of the American Indian

By: Kevin Gover - 07/29/2014
National Museum of the American IndianWhen the NMAI was established in 1989 with the passage of the National Museum of the American Indian Act (NMAI Act), it included the first U.S. repatriation legislation that provided for the return of Native American human remains and certain cultural items in the collections. Since the museum's inception, one of the highest priorities has been the return of Native American human remains and their associated funerary items back to their communities of origin.

Pipaluk Lake's Planned Accidents

Multi Media Works at Maria Lund Galerie in Paris

By: Maria Lund - 07/28/2014
Multi Media Works at Maria Lund Galerie in ParisPipaluk Lake takes a long time to conceive her glass and metal “bundles”; she cuts, hammers, attaches, knits, sews… Putting into practice a know-how acquired during a quadruple training in fields as diverse as textile, glass, metal and wood. Once her complex preparation work finished, she abandons her “bundle” to the alchemy of heat and gravity inside the kiln.

Marjorie Minkin’s Lexan Painted Reliefs

Collaborations with Her Son Mike Gordon of Phish

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/28/2014
Collaborations with Her Son Mike Gordon of PhishDuring the final days of her exhibition at the Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, Mass. we spoke with Marjorie Minkin about her painted Lexan reliefs. We discussed the current exhibition and background of her relationship with renowned critic, Clement Greenberg, and curator/ critic, Kenworth Moffett. As well as a 2005/06 project in collaboration with her son Mike Gordon of the rock band Phish and engineer Jamie Robertson.

Love Made Visible by Jean Gibran

A Complex Book on Her Husband Kahlil Gibran

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/27/2014
A Complex Book on Her Husband Kahlil GibranDecades ago the sculptor Kahlin Gibran and his wife Jean purchased a shell in Boston's ethnically mixed South End. A meticulous craftsman the home evolved as a museum of his work and collection. Together they wrote a definitive 1974 biography "Kahlil Gibran, His Life and World." Now Jean has published "Love Made Visible: Scenes from a Mostly Happy Marriage" about a complex relationship with her late husband.

Re-Introducing The Rhino Horn Group

Evolved from Figurative Expressionism

By: Adam Zucker - 07/24/2014
Evolved from Figurative ExpressionismWhen Pop Art dominated the art world and mass-media a group of New York expressionists said no thanks. The primal, raucous, and confrontational approach to painting exhibited by the group’s members kept the emotional impact of Figurative Expressionism alive. However, aesthetic tradition was less important than the moral obligation of depicting the reality that the artists perceived. This put the Rhino Horn artists at odds with many of the mainstream artists that had turned away from expressionism and humanist art.

Jim Hodges at the ICA

Summer in the City

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/23/2014
Summer in the CityThe artist Jim Hodges came to New York in the 1980s at a time when AIDS was decimating the arts community. Like others of his generation his work responded to a sense of devastation and loss. A retrospecitve of his eclectic conceptual work is on view at Boston's ICA until September 1.

Jamie Wyeth at the MFA

Good Genes

By: Charles Giuliano - 07/22/2014
Good GenesOutgoing populist and vulgarian, MFA director Malcolm Rogers, has orchestrated yet another celebrity based, crowd pleasing exhibition. The traveling restrospective of paintings by Jamie, a third generation manifestation of the famous Wyeth dynasty, is actually kind of fun. Where the work fits in the canon of the art of our time, however, is another matter.

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