Whether art can comfortably exist in this thoroughly commercial frame is a question for the ages. Let’s say that whether this show succeeds is firmly in the eye of the beholder.
Arts Commentary: To Stay or Not to Stay? Copley Place’s fountain faces an uphill battle
Today, the fountain at Copley Place feels embarrassing in some way; not its form or execution, but its very existence.
Visual Arts: HarborArts “OccupyING the Present” Brings Boston Harbor to Life
The Boston Harbor Shipyard is a nifty setting for public art, redolent of old-school fisherman and maritime work. Its fading grandeur of weatherbeaten brick buildings, crumbling facades and stern signage sometimes rivaled the formal artwork.
Visual Arts Review: “Convergence: Boston Sculptors Gallery Exhibits on the Christian Science Plaza”
The show was like topping a delicate wedge of artisanal cheese with a handful of artisanal trail mix. Both the Christian Science Plaza and the sculptures themselves are exquisite on their own, but together the experience felt disjointed and oddly incompatible.
Visual Arts Review: Boston Cyberarts’ “The Game’s Afoot” — Something Clever
None of these games engendered any suffering at all. They were already pre-designed for failure; a player has no chance of success. But isn’t part of the pleasure of gaming the repeated failures that, over time, lead to successes?
Visual Arts Review: “City Of Work” — A Satirically Dystopic Vision of The Daily Grind
Artist Michael Lewy’s comprehensive, clever and surprisingly humorous take on an imaginary experimental settlement explores the ramifications of having human potential promptly assessed and harnessed for work, and work alone.
Visual Arts Review: The Sounds of “Unreal Memories”
Sound artist Tutschku employs audio selections that are briefly broadcast periodically throughout the course of the day to startle and surprise listeners, to crack the shell of our typically prosaic and hectic modern lives.
Visual Arts Review: COLLISION18:present — The Expanding Range of Cyberarts
The more cerebral visitor may leave “Collision18:present” wondering if, like the classic definition of what constitutes pornography, ‘cyberart’ is firmly situated in the eye of the beholder (or of the curators).
Fuse Review — ROUND: Cambridge Sounds the Depths of the City’s Public Art
ROUND: Cambridge is a testament to what can be accomplished using smart phones, GPS coordinates and a Google map.
Arts Feature: Artisan’s Asylum — A Unique Organizational Mashup
Part of the great experiment that is Artisan’s Asylum: meeting your neighbors, realizing you need someone to help you solder/weld/create a 3d prototype, and then wandering amongst the open workspaces until you meet a co-collaborator.