A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco does not demand political action from its audience. Instead, it allows viewers to sit within the stark reality of the present, and perhaps find some community within the shared reality that the space creates.
Festival Review: Solid Sound 2022 — Fun For All
Solid Sound is like a family picnic for stylistically open-minded musicians and fans alike within the brick-mill infrastructure of MASS MoCA.
Visual Arts Review: “Ways to Baffle the Wind” — Exploring Humanity and Nature at Mass MoCA
Yto Barrada’s intent in this show is not to warn about environmental catastrophe so much as to explore where culture and the natural world meet.
Visual Arts Review: “Ceramics in the Expanded Field” — Playing with Clay
The curator’s intent is to stretch and subvert received notions of ceramics with their overtones of craft and functionality
October Short Fuses – Materia Critica
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Visual Arts Review: Ledelle Moe’s “When” — Figures Worthy of Awe
Ledelle Moe’s work is fresh, innovative, and contemporary — yet deeply rooted in a primal humanism that courses through the millennia of every continent and culture.
Visual Arts Feature: MASS MoCA Launches Building 6
It is now possible for visitors to explore the MASS MoCA museum complex via a continual loop of 4.5 miles.
Visual Arts Review: Unexpectedly Full — MASS MoCA’s “The Man in the Empty Space”
It took some time, but the stunning synergy of Richard Nonas’ work began to reveal itself.
Dance Review: Katie Workum / Kimberly Bartosik—Connecting and Disconnecting
Both dances may limn our own Age of Anxiety, and the modern ways it manifests within us.
Visual Arts Review: Clifford Ross at MASS MoCA — Reinventing the Sublime
The artist knows that beauty, and even the sublime, on their own terms are not enough to cut it in the competitive field of contemporary art.