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This month
Pushing Ice at the Davis
Art and Tech at New Art
Creative Capital
Drawing in Multiple Dimensions
New Year's Resolution

In Boston, we push snow. In Mexico, they push ice? 

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Francis Als, still from Paradox of Praxis 1, 1997, video, 5'
Francis Als: The Moment Where Sculpture Happens, runs February 16-June 5, 2011 at the Davis Museum. Presented in conjunction with the Davis's recent acquisition of a major triptych by Als entitled Cityscape (1996-97), the exhibition features the Belgian-born artist's subtle performances and extended documentation of life in the congested colonial center of his adopted home of Mexico City. Als tantalizing, and often perplexing work includes pushing a slowly melting block of ice through the streets of Mexico City and moving a mountain a few inches in the deserts of Peru.

The multimedia installation, specifically designed for the Freedman Gallery by the artist, in collaboration with Art Department faculty and adjunct curator James Oles, includes 35mm slide projections, video projections, and a light-table with slides and studies on tracing paper, to demonstrate the diverse range of Als's artistic practice over the past twenty years.

There will be an opening reception on February 16th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Davis.

 

For more information visit the Davis website.
 

Art and Tech at New Art


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Paul Catanese, Misplaced Reliquary.
The New Art Center in Newton announces the opening of its Winter exhibition, Artistic Mediums II.  Nominally an "art and technology" show, it is a group exhibition that features the work of fourteen artists from New England and beyond. It is co-curated by Andrew Sempere and Mary Lucking. Sempere and Lucking are also known as the curatorial collective Push Buttons First (www.pushbuttonsfirst.com ). 

Artists in the show include Sarah Attwood (San Diego, CA), Ranjit Bhatnagar (Brooklyn, NY), Paul Catanese (Chicago, IL), Ben Chang (Troy, NY), Kim Collmer (Cologne, Germany), Chris Harrison (Pittsburgh, PA), Kelly Kirshtner (Milwaukee, WI), Jesse Kriss (Cambridge, MA), Peggy Nelson (Holden, MA), David Parker (Chicago, IL), Silvia Ruzanka (Troy, NY), Andrew Sempere, Leslie Sharpe (Bloomington, IN) and Dima Strakovsky (Lexington, KY). 

A Gallery Talk with the curators will be held Saturday, February 19th at 2 pm.
For more info, visit the New Art Center website.

 
Creative Capital Info Session

 
Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 11:00 am,
Creative Capital Foundation will be leading an information session on the upcoming grant round at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kemi Ilesanmi, Director of Grants & Services at Creative Capital, will be present to answer questions regarding the Creative Capital's upcoming grant rounds. Creative Capital supports artists creating adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields.

 

In 2011, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in the Film/Video and Visual Arts. In 2012, the grant round will re-open for Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts proposals. Far from a traditional funder, Creative Capital is committed to working in long-term partnership with the bold and groundbreaking artists that they fund by making a multi-year financial commitment while providing advisory and professional development services. Creative Capital has a special interest in projects that transcend discipline boundaries and reveal something new about the moment in which we live.

 

The session is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP at http://creative-capital.org/pages/infosessions or For in-depth information on the foundation, past recipients and current work, please visit www.creative-capital.org .

 

INFO SESSION:
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bush Room 10-105

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Direct map link: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=10

Enter through main MIT doors at 77 Mass. Ave, walk down a long corridor (Infinite Corridor), the room is on the left right before the large light-filled foyer that opens out onto a large courtyard.


 

Drawing in the 4th, 5th and 6th Dimensions! 

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Manfred Mohr, p-300b, 1980


Drawing with Cod
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, the exhibition curated by George Fifield of works from the Anne and Michael Spalter collection that celebrates a selection of computer-generated art by the form's earliest and most important practitioners from the 1950s to today, opened last month at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to much acclaim.

Now, come hear artist Manfred Mohr speak about the work in the exhibition and his own code-based art. Born in Germany, Mohr who has lived in Barcelona, Paris and presently New York, started as a jazz saxophonist. Mohr's hard edge paintings and growing interest in the structure of cubes and hypercubes (cubes in the 4th, 5th and 6th dimensions) led him to start working with the computer in 1969.

 
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 5, 3 pm

 

For more information, visit the deCordova website.


Ready To Get Plugged In? 

 
The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011, just a few months away! We can use all the support you can give.

Volunteer:
We are always looking for community participation. Our small staff relies on its volunteers to manage important tasks large & small. Volunteering is an opportunity for close contact with  participating artists/organizations.

Get plugged in and help out in the following areas:
-Gallery Sitting
-Guest writers for our blog
-Exhibition Installation
-Recruiting donations
-Selling Merchandise
-Event Documentation

Please contact Autumn Ahn with the subject line "Volunteering" at autumn@bostoncyberarts.org
 
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Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the next Festival!
 
Happy Snowshoeing,
George Fifield, Director
 

Thanks to our Sponsors!
 
Boston Cyberarts extends a special thanks to our many generous sponsors.  We couldn't do the work we do without you! 

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Arts Boston
Cage & Pixelyze
IBM
Knight Foundation
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New England Foundation for the Arts
Phoenix Media Communications Group
Tech Superpowers
The MathWorks
Trust For Mutual Understanding
Dig Media
 
And many other generous institutions and individuals.

Boston Cyberarts is proud to be a partner with Boston Properties and Atlantic Wharf.

We would love to work with your company on upcoming Boston Cyberarts projects!  Please contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or email for information on becoming a sponsor.

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