In Boston, we push snow. In Mexico, they push ice?
|Francis Alÿs, still from Paradox of Praxis 1, 1997, video, 5'
|Francis Alÿs: 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 Alÿs 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. Alÿs 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 Alÿs'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
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
|Paul Catanese, Misplaced Reliquary.
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
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!
|Manfred Mohr, p-300b, 1980
Drawing with Code
, 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.
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:
-Guest writers for our blog
Please contact Autumn Ahn with the subject line "Volunteering" at email@example.com
Make a Donation:
In the current tough economic climate, it's more important than ever to invest in those organizations that can contribute to the economy, support talented artists, and improve the quality of life for all of us. Please click here
to make a contribution, or snail-mail a check to:
9 Myrtle St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the next Festival!
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!
Cage & Pixelyze
Koundakjian & Co
New England Foundation for the Arts
Phoenix Media Communications Group
Trust For Mutual Understanding
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.
If you have cyber-events coming up that you think the Boston Cyberarts family would be interested in, please send information and an image to . We'll happily include your stuff if we get it in time and if we have space.
For any other business, contact us at . Or, visit our website ...