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Melissa Coleman, Joachim Rotteveel, Leonie Smelt, Holy Dress, 2012, gold-plated metal
dress, commercial lie detector, shocktraining
collar for dogs, LED lights, fabric dress, custom electronics, video (Courtesy of Melissa Coleman, Leonie Smelt, Joachim Rotteveel. Photo by Sanja Marusik).

Melissa Coleman, Joachim Rotteveel, Leonie Smelt, Holy Dress, 2012, gold-plated metal dress, commercial lie detector, shocktraining collar for dogs, LED lights, fabric dress, custom electronics, video (Courtesy of Melissa Coleman, Leonie Smelt, Joachim Rotteveel. Photo by Sanja Marusik).


IF THE SHOE FITS…

CODING AS A DESIGN TOOL AT TUFTS Franklin W. Liu It is said that every age has its own fashion expression, in pleasure, in wit and in manners. Tuft’s cutting-edge exhibition, “Coded_Couture” shows fashion design as the impetus for a digital Magical Mystery Tour that boldly transgresses the traditional boundary of couturier. This couture-collection explores […]


Soo Sunny Park, concept
model for BioLath, installation at the Currier
Museum.

Soo Sunny Park, concept model for BioLath, installation at the Currier Museum.


SOO SUNNY PARK AT CURRIER

EXPLORING THE SPACE WITHIN Donna Dodson Soo Sunny Park is one of New England’s most talented artists. With recent shows at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Burlington City Arts in Vermont that launched her national and international reputation, she has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create […]


Embarking.

Embarking.


11 for 11: Harriet Diamond

AN EXODUS FROZEN IN TIME Greg Morell When you walk through the doors of Northampton’s Oxbow Gallery on March 2, be prepared to confront something completely different. It is the official opening of Harriet Diamond’s “Driven from their Homes,” an installation of over 100 ceramic figurines retreating from the horrors of wartime destruction, seeking escape […]


We Have Won (detail).

We Have Won (detail).


Cornered: Mohamad Hafez

Mohamad Hafez Gina Fraone One of the most divisive issues facing our nation today is that of immigration. Fanning the flames of that political hotbed are the raging international conflicts that are resulting in staggering numbers of refugees. Mohamad Hafez, an architect and artist currently residing with his family in New Haven, Conn., was born […]



Welcome

Welcome Brian Goslow Welcome to our Eleventh Anniversary Issue with special thanks to our readers and advertisers, all of the galleries, museums, artists and publicists we have worked with and, especially, our devoted writers whose hard work has filled our pages. It would be an understatement to say the past few months have been an […]


Image: Dahlov Ipcar at her studio in 2011 (photography by Greg Morell).

Image: Dahlov Ipcar at her studio in 2011 (photography by Greg Morell).


Celebrating the life of Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar was celebrating her 99th year when her life and her vibrant career as a prolific artist came to an end, February 10, 2017. What is produced is a world of balance, a veritable cornucopia of visual motifs celebrating the weave of life. From the subterranean worlds of the ocean to the winged creatures of the air, all collaged with colorful exuberance in a beating matrix of interlocking creatures, great and small.


Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010 (installation view); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Doris Salcedo; photo: Don Ross.

Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010 (installation view); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Doris Salcedo; photo: Don Ross.


Wanderlust: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

How does one sum up a museum so huge that it qualifies as the largest space in the world dedicated to modern and contemporary art?


Image: Da Vinci — The Genius at the Museum of Science.

Da Vinci — The Genius at the Museum of Science.


Da Vinci — The Genius at the Museum of Science

Inside the Museum of Science is a dark room full of realized dreams that’s hosting a temporary exhibit from Grande Exhibitions and Pascal Cotte, France: “Da Vinci — The Genius,” an exhibition that allows visitors into Leonardo da Vinci’s world with a behind-the-paintings look at some of his most infamous creations.


Boston Opera House, decked out for The Nutcracker

Boston Opera House, decked out for The Nutcracker


Boston Ballet Presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker Boston Opera House, November 25, 2016

The play opens on Christmas Eve in 1820s Germany. The atmosphere on stage is both whimsical and elegant. Large mice in full furry costumes scamper about the stage with an energetic flair. One of the most memorable scenes, for this writer, comes as the clock strikes midnight. The audience looks on in delight as the set background expands to uncover a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, soaring at over 42 feet tall.


Image: Kameelah Rashad, A familiar repetition, 2016, inkjet print.

Kameelah Rashad, A familiar repetition, 2016, inkjet print.


Keep Still and Carry On

Three weeks after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, five weeks after Miami’s declaration as a Zika-free zone, five months after Brexit and nine weeks after the close of Art Basel Miami, artists and other Americans and Europeans are emerging from a catatonic state of denial, protesting and marching and executing art projects that address the US and worldwide political situations.