Sep
19
to Oct 20

Two Works Included in Резиденция Чайного Гриба Комбуча-Достоевский

Still from  I Think I Know Something But I Don’t Know What It Is  (Video, 2019.)

Still from I Think I Know Something But I Don’t Know What It Is (Video, 2019.)

Two works of mine, Singing Mushroom Cloud (sculpture and sound installation) and I Think I Know Something But I Don’t Know What It Is (video) are included in Резиденция Чайного Гриба Комбуча-Достоевский at Ok16 from September 19 - October 20, 2019. Facebook event.

[Google Translate Exhibition Description: Who invents the future? Scientists and artists. Usually they do it separately, but when they come together, there is sign art.

Throughout the summer, 11 teams of authors from Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and the USA worked in the science art laboratory of the OK16 cultural hub. It would seem that new artists and scientists can find in ... mushrooms? In fact, the study of the secrets of these organisms, which, according to recent studies, is much closer to animals than to plants, is the latest trend in world science. Mushrooms and their secret underground networks are studied not only by biologists, but also by chemists, physicists, engineers, political scientists and even philosophers, based on them they create new computer networks and building materials, and artists interpret these discoveries in their works. You can see what mushrooms can tell about our future at the exhibition, which will be held in OK16 from September 19 to October 20. Within the framework of the exhibition, you will find scientific and art lectures,

The exhibition features sculptures, installations, symphonies, films and videos in the art of genre. The exhibition will include live performances, lectures, as well as a conference and hackathon on non-state participation in advanced space research, and there will even be a satellite design laboratory. The space direction is supported by NASA's Advanced Development Division. The residence takes place for the second summer in a row, but for the first time it is dedicated to art art. The exhibition will take place in the new “Film” space OK16, the entrance is right from the Oktyabrskaya near the white marble sculpture “Kiss”.]

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Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Luxury Study: Aarhus Edition

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For all of 2019, Heather Kapplow is working on a project about LUXURY, what it is, why we need it, and what the possibilities are for feeling a sense of luxury in our lives that isn't tied to spending money/exploiting natural resources or other people. Kapplow has been gathering data via surveys (please take a survey!!: http://tiny.cc/luxus!!) and by doing interviews in different cities in the US, EU and beyond.

On September 4th please bring an object with you that is either luxurious to you, or which symbolizes luxury for you. Kapplow will interview you and take a photograph of your object, and this data will be used to shape unique sculptural objects/experiences occurring in Bilbao (Spain) at the end of 2019 that are luxurious but have no monetary value.

This event will occur in the Atelier at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Image shown is a luxury item brought to a previous research event.

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Aug
31
to Sep 2

"Somewhere/Nowhere/Here" at Meetings Festival

As a part of a contingent from Flux Factory, I’m leading a series of performative and immersive experiences and interventions at Meetings in Thorsminde, Denmark. Our contributions to the festival will weave throughout the entire time and space of Meetings, but will be launched with related individual pieces made by each of us about how one finds the balance between known and unknown when developing a sense of place while traveling or entering a location in some other temporary way. Shown here are the tools that I will be using for my individual piece focused on the sense of touch.

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Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Luxury Study: Minsk Edition

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I’m very excited to have been invited by a jury that is part-human, part-kombucha to host one of my final few “luxury studies” for Pure Luxury at oK16 .

12 августа 2019 года

С 19:00 до 21:00

в культурный хаб ок16 пространство «Плёнка»

г. Минск

Пожалуйста, возьмите с собой что-нибудь, что добавляет ощущение роскоши в вашу жизнь. Я спрошу вас об этом и сделаю снимок в рамках моего исследования.

Pure Luxury is a project I’m working on for all of 2019, various phases of which have been/are being supported by the City of Boston Opportunity Fund, Index Freiraum, The Tanne Foundation, BilbaoArte, oK16, Flux Factory and ARoS. It is inspired by the boom in luxury housing development in my home city, Boston (USA) and elsewhere around the world.

If you can’t attend but would like to help shape Pure Luxury, please take a survey here.

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Jul
11
to Aug 15

"Pure Luxury" Survey Open to Everyone!

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I am currently an artist in residence at BilbaoArte in Bilbao (Spain) where I’m working on a project called Pure Luxury that I began at another residency, earlier in 2019, in Zurich (Switzerland).

Pure Luxury is inspired by the boom in luxury housing developments in Boston (United States,) where I am based, and explores people’s ideas about luxury: where their ideas come from and what commonalities there are in terms of people’s feelings about luxury in disparate places.

I am already running tests on materials and making some sketches, but in the Fall I will begin earnestly fabricating objects meant to distill “pure luxury” from the information I have collected through surveys, and via interviews about luxury that I’ve been conducting with the general public and with people working in luxury industries during these residencies.

For the next few months, I’m inviting you (casual web surfers who have landed on this page, and my own community in Boston and worldwide,) to contribute to this investigation as well. If you have time, please take my survey!

It is currently available in English and in (computer-translated) Spanish and German. (Computer generated) Danish and Russian are coming in August.

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Jun
9
to Jun 16

"NEED" (Luxury Study: Bioculturalities Edition) ***CANCELLED***

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********CANCELLED due to extreme weather events!!********

Please consider supporting MARSH’s efforts to recover from the devastating impacts of the flooding of the Mississippi River on their space, which is currently uninhabitable.

June 9-16: Bioculturealities Symposium and Performance Festival.
Open to the public across the week, full schedule to be announced soon. 

Participating/Performing/Presenting Artists and Organizations : Michael Allen, Cyprus Atlas, Jessica Baran (+ local poets), Lorene Bouboushian, Shawn Escarciga, Maxi Glamour (+ Qu’art Cohort), Simone Johnson, Heather Kapplow, Sierra Ortega, Allana Ross, Jaguar Mary X. 

VIDEO: Beatriz Albuquerque, Nicole Goodwin (+ TBA)

https://marshlife-art.org/

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May
31
to Jul 6

"FDS" at Art Market Provincetown ***SOLD OUT!!***

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>>AS OF JULY 6 THESE HAVE SOLD OUT!!<<

FDS (Female Disappearance Syndrome) is a limited edition series of throw pillows (goose down with 100% cotton cover; dimensions, patterns and colors vary,) featuring hunky Alexander Henry male pinups. Each pillow contains, buried within it, a short biography, encased in a vial, of a different woman who lives with or has died of HIV/AIDS. Inspired by Chilean writer Lina Meruane's description of HIV-positive women as suffering from "the syndrome of disappearance," FDS is an object-based reminder of this phenomenon, meant for living with.

On view at AMP for the 2019 season.

>>AS OF JULY 6 THESE HAVE SOLD OUT!!<<

I am considering making second set of editions (or something similar) in early 2020.

Please contact me through my contact page if you’re interested in being kept informed. And thanks!!

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Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

tK at Non-Event/SMFA Library Sounds with Nadah El Shazly and Joseph Allred

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tK is very excited to be opening up for Nadah El Shazly on her first US tour. Details below, tickets here.

Non-Event and SMFA Library Sounds present

NADAH EL SHAZLY (Cairo, Boston debut, first US tour!)
tK (Thalia Zedek, Phil Milstein, Heather Kapplow)
JOSEPH ALLRED

About the artists

NADAH EL SHAZLY is a Cairo-based producer, vocalist, and composer. Her acclaimed solo debut Ahwar (the title translates as marshlands) is a culmination of two years of writing and studio work split between Cairo and Montreal. Meticulously orchestrated, the album was composed and arranged in close collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi, two members of The Dwarfs of East Agouza trio, along with Alan Bishop and members of Cairo’s experimental music scene. Accompanying El Shazly (vocals, buzuq, laptop, & keyboards) on her US debut will be Cherif El Masri (fretless guitar & synthesizers), Elsa Bergman (contrabass),and Konrad Angus (drums).

tK is THALIA ZEDEK on abstract guitar and clarinet; HEATHER KAPPLOW on pling plong, vocals, and banging; and PHIL MILSTEIN on loops, drones, and more banging. tK causes situations in which everyday aural experience is distended from its natural function. By applying arbitrary manipulations, new functions and contexts are undertaken. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is mutilated and all possible interpretations are quashed.

JOSEPH ALLRED is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, experimental composer, and visual artist who is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee. A large portion of their musical output falls into the American Primitive school of original guitar and banjo music, drawing especially from the folk traditions of the southeastern United States as well as from avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.

Non-Event’s programming is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

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Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

Luxury Study: Golden Edition at Kulturfolger

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Heather Kapplow, a US-based conceptual artist who has been in residence at Index for January-February 2019, studying what luxury is, invites you to take a survey about luxury and to come and participate in her research in person before she leaves at the end of February.

In an effort to understand the emotional connections we have with the things we treasure most, you are invited to bring a treasured object or souvenir to Kulturfolger on February 27 at 8pm to discuss it with the artist, and have it photographed against a glamorous golden wall.

Gold is the standard. It's the reflection of the sun's light and warmth; an organic comfort that no one can deny without contortion; not to mention its connection to alchemy...

Give your most treasured object an opportunity to bask in the golden glow.

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Geh den Luxus / A Luxurious Walk

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“The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer’s hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.” —Thorstein Veblen

Please join Heather Kapplow and Marie-Anne Lerjen for a luxurious walk along the Bahnhofstrasse, on February 25, where, with the quote above in mind, we will contemplate the experience of luxury while sauntering along this most luxurious commercial district.

We will gather at the Juno fountain at Paradeplatz at 6pm.

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Luxury Study: Silver Edition at DIENSTGEBÄUDE

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Heather Kapplow, a US-based conceptual artist who has been in residence at Index for January-February 2019, studying what luxury is, invites you to take a survey about luxury and to come and participate in her research in person before she leaves at the end of February.

We all need luxuries, comforts—things or experiences that we find especially elegant or perfectly constructed in our lives—that we value more than other things regardless of what they cost.

In an effort to understand the emotional connections we have with the things we treasure most, you are invited to bring a treasured object or souvenir to DIENSTGEBÄUDE on February 22 at to discuss it with the artist, and have it photographed.

The first 24 items will be photographed with black and white Polaroid film, containing silver.

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Feb
14
to Mar 16

"Melinda To Roger" in Do You Remember? at Gallery 263

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Memory is a fickle thing. Decades can be painted with broad strokes, or a single moment captured with seemingly perfect detail in the mind’s eye. A photograph, painting, or even an object can take us back to places we forgot. Without this material culture, entire histories, and the people’s lives within them can disappear.

Do You Remember? is juried by Brooklyn-based artist Cobi Moules.

Melinda To Roger is an experimental sound piece about memory created by tK and accessed via telephone (though also soon to be released on cassette by Wee Space Tapes.)

Opening Reception: Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 7-9PM

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Nov
28
to Dec 15

"This Is Who You Are" in Free Form at Gallery 263

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For artists who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, there is often an expectation that our work will be politically driven and tied directly to our experiences of marginalization. We are shouldered with the responsibility of representing, defending, and/or analyzing our identities, and explaining our relationship to the dominant culture. But what do we make for ourselves, when we’re satisfying our own artistic impulses, exploring our medium, or pursuing non- queer specific avenues of creation? What do we have to say when we’re not trying to engage with the heteronormative and cisnormative world? This show seeks to unburden queer & trans artists from the pressures of representation while still celebrating and amplifying our marginalized voices.

Juried by Ben S. Wallace. The grandson of a vignette engraver and son of an oil painter, Ben grew up in the dunes of Cape Cod with a tremendous appreciation for the way art, humans, and nature intertwine.

Opening reception November 30, 7-9pm.

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Nov
25
to Dec 30

"Sweat it Out"

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Sweat It Out, a public engagement project by Caitlin Foley, Heather Kapplow and Misha Rabinovich, will be hosting discussions about major areas of tension in the Boston area and (simultaneously) keeping the steam going in a free-to-the-public mobile sauna (courtesy of the DS Institute). Our aim is to be a warm, welcoming, safe place for everyone in the coldest Boston months—but also a place where people can get relaxed and comfortable enough that they can discuss hard things with one another in a trusting way. The exhibition will be continually evolving for the month of December 2018, and sauna event dates are:

Sun Nov 25th 1-5pm

Sun Dec 2nd 1-5pm

Sun Dec 9th 1-5pm

Thu Dec 13th 5-9pm

Sun Dec 23rd 1-5pm

Sun Dec 30th 5-9pm

Please see our website, http://www.sweatitout.boston for more detailed information about our programming.

Sweat it Out was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation.

Sweat it Out is also sponsored in part by Blue Hills Saving Bank, and receiving in kind support from Fort Point Arts Community and UMass Lowell.

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Sep
28
to Nov 1

"Formation" in Fall Exhibition at AMP Gallery

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Formation (digital video, 2018) combines magical symbols, and rituals related to the transcending of binaries and the interlocking of elements necessary for the organization of a future culture better prepared to operate in a universe of entirely fluid boundaries. Watching it is an active love-war.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 6-8 pm

 

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Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

"Mothers Walk"

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Are you a mother, or have you ever been a mother? Would you like to walk, with other mothers? With no specific goal except being visible, and feeling connected to the state of motherhood together?

As part of Transactions II, Jimena Bermejo and I will be leading a thoughtful, intentional pacing of the Mother’s Walk in the Rose Kennedy Greenway, in downtown Boston.

Starting at noon, with a ritual spreading of rose petals, mothers dressed in white will walk together silently performing a sequence of gestures, paying tribute to a long international history of mothers who have participated in public demonstrations of grief or resistance.

There are many issues that should bring mothers together these days:

Separation of families at borders

Inadequate family leave and other workplace discrimination against mothers

Domestic abuse

Mothers struggling with homelessness, in the prison system, or parenting while managing a health issue (including substance abuse)

Parenting children of color in an age where there is not full recognition that Black Lives Matter

Moms who have lost their children or who live in fear of doing so in the age of rampant school shootings and high rates of suicide

Mistreatment of the environment, jeopardizing the health and wellbeing of a next generation

We’re inviting you to honor, and be with the seriousness of all of these issues.

On September 23, dress in all-white and meet us near the sign for the Rose Kennedy Greenway's “Mother’s Walk” at noon. This is right next to the fountain, closer to the Aquarium T stop than to South Station. There will docents with maps along the Greenway to help you find us.

We will gather and set our intention together at 12, and then proceed along the Mother’s Walk, pacing as we each can, until we need to leave and be somewhere, or feel moved to stop. You are also welcome to wear white and join in anytime up until 5pm if you are not able to begin the walk with us at noon. Questions? Contact Jimena AT mobius.org.

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Performer in Ofri Cnaani's "No Data is an Island" at Fog x FLO

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I'm performing as facilitator of Ofri Cnaani's WhatsApp-based project, No Data is an Island as a part of Fog x FLO, Fujiko Nakaya's activated installation along Boston's Emerald Necklace chain of parkland. The piece will occur at the Fog x Island site of Nakaya's project, for one hour on September 16, 2018.

Our landscape and public spaces are changing fast and so is how we look at them. Can one visit a place without ever being in it? Through 'the Cloud'?

Ofri Cnaani’s No Data is an Island is a collaborative encounter that is informed by real time reviewing and sharing of tourist economies which allow us to ‘know better’ and to ‘go better’, as well as civilian imaging technologies, and local eye-witnesses. The multi-faced, digital participatory piece will exercise the meaning of visiting and knowing a place: physically, visually, digitally and mentally. New images will slowly emerge, surfacing new connections between places and people. And a mind-map of an island in an age of hyper-connectivity.

During the one-hour participatory experience, participants will join a dedicated WhatsApp group and will follow a series of short prompts send by the artist, while wandering through the park and the fog sculpture.

To participate in the experience you will need to install (it's free!) WhatsApp on a smartphone via Google Play or iTunes, and join the No Data is an Island WhatsApp chat group.

Directions to Fog x Island, Olmsted Park

Fog x Island will appear for 3 minutes on the hour and half hour from 8am to 7pm.

Nearest public transit: Riverway Station, MBTA Green Line, “E” Branch, and Brookline Village Station, MBTA Green Line, “D” Branch. From either stop, walk to the intersection of Washington Street and Pond Avenue. Follow the footpaths into Olmsted Park, staying to the paths on the right. Follow the paths for about 5 minutes to Allerton Overlook and Fog x Island. Parking: 56 Pond Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445. Approach the path between the parking lot and Leverett Pond. Turn right, and follow the path for approximately 500 feet to Allerton Overlook. Fog x Island is located on the islands to your left.

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Jul
21
to Aug 26

"Crack Us Open" in Altarations at Dorchester Art Project

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(Photo credit: Lani Asuncion)

Evolving over the course of the exhibition, Crack Us Open incorporates performance, magical action, text, things in the gallery and things in the immediate neighborhood to achieve a private goal and a public goal simultaneously.

About Altarations: A shrine is a sacred place or object. It can be religious, cultural, personal, political, public or private, dedicated to one deity or concept or person or event, or exist with a multitude of meanings and devotions. It can be deliberately created as a sacred place or object, or the object can evolve to be designated as sacred. It can be dedicated to the memory of the past, or represent a hope for the present or future.

The show will function as a collective shrine, made up of our individual definitions and expressions of this vast topic. What do we find holy? As a society we are lacking a common mythology to give our lives spiritual meaning. We all find different ways to fill this void, often coming from our family traditions but filtered through time and place. It is our intent to celebrate the myriad fashions of shrining by showing them together in one space.

We are elated to present a total of 56 artists involved with this show. We will be exhibiting painting, photography, sculpture, performance art, video, collections of objects from people's personal collections, and everything in between.

For more information please see: https://dorchesterartproject.org/

 

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

"A Once in a Lifetime Experience" included in Boston Center for the Arts Ball

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I'm auctioning off A Once in a Lifetime Experience at the Boston Center for the Arts annual fundraising ball on Saturday June 2, 2018.

Enter a lush botanical wonderland created by JNG Event Consulting, encounter BCA performing and visual artists who will engage you in thrilling artistic exchange, and indulge in delicious food and drink from Boston’s best caterers, including Above and Beyond Catering, Capers Catering, The Catered Affair, East Meets West Catering, Gourmet Caterers and Max Ultimate Food. 

As the artistic exchange reaches a crescendo, let the music take control and dance the night away under the Cyclorama’s historic copper dome. Enjoy decadent desserts and cocktails generously provided by Gourmet Caterers and Bombay Sapphire. 

Celebrate Boston Center for the Arts and the vibrant culture-makers it supports; proceeds from the BCA Ball 2018 directly fund BCA’s vision to unite communities and spark dialogue with the transformational power of contemporary visual and performing arts.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Participating in "Changing Landscape of Arts Writing" Panel at Boston Center for the Arts

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“How have reviews—the foundational form of art writing—evolved with technological shifts over the last few decades?” 

This panel will focus on who reads art writing and how readers engage. Arts writing has experienced a major shift in audience and dissemination since the age of the internet. It has become an open playing field, no longer only accessible to the writers and art critics of major publications. Since this cultural shift, new grassroots publications have eschewed print media and opted to only exist online. This has resulted in a new community where individuals play multiple or hybrid roles, including those of art writer, artist and curator. How do publications approach dissemination via the internet?

This panel will look at questions including “How do arts publications create open, safe virtual spaces that encourage healthy, diverse dialogues while also resisting defamatory or false responses?”  Moderator Joshua Fischer is an independent curator and writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He recently moved to Boston from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and curated site-specific installations. He currently contributes to Big Red & Shiny, an online publication focusing on the Boston and greater New England arts. 

Panelists Heather Kapplow is a Boston-based conceptual artist and freelance writer/media producer. Kapplow’s writing has appeared in Big Red & Shiny, ArtDependence, DigBoston, Globe Media’s BDCWire; and WBUR’s ARTery. Kapplow is also a regular contributor to Hyperallergic and Delicious Line. More information available at: www.heatherkapplow.com. 

Tamar Avishai is a Somerville-based art historian and independent radio producer. She is the one-woman band behind The Lonely Palette, the podcast that aims to return art history to the masses, one object at a time. In the two years since its launch, The Lonely Palette has been written-up in WIRED, The Boston Globe, Salon, Hyperallergic, and was one of Paste’s 50 Best Podcasts of 2017. It has also aired on PRX, the CBC, and NPR. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and picks a banjo in her spare time. 

Rebecca Uchill is an art historian, independent curator, and Editor of Art Journal Open, an independently-edited, open-access, peer-reviewed affiliate of the College Art Association’s Art Journal. She is a full-time member of the faculty at UMass Dartmouth in the Department of Art Education, Art History & Media Studies, and a lecturer in History, Theory and Criticism of Art in the Department of Architecture at MIT. An updated, limited-run version of her Random Exhibition Title Generator is presently on view in the exhibition “States of Change” at the Wassaic Project. 

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Feb
27
to Apr 30

"This is Just a Test (Self Portrait)" Included In 24th Round of Art on the Marquee

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Join us for the opening reception of the 24th round of Art on the Marquee on February 29 2018! See nine new videos created specifically for the 80-foot-tall seven screen Marquee! The reception at BCEC is free and open to the public, but please register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-on-the-marquee-opening-reception-round-24-tickets-43105017267

A full list of the works in the 24th Round of Art on the Marquee can be found here: http://www.artonthemarquee.com/artworks/

To learn more about Art on the Marquee visit: http://www.artonthemarquee.com/

This is Just a Test (Self Portrait) is a conceptual, abstract, autobiographical piece created specifically for Boston Cyberarts and the marquee.

People close to me know that I don’t really like to share too much about myself publicly or to use my personal experiences explicitly in my work, so I thought it would be funny if I made a self portrait that was 80 feet tall with my native city as its backdrop.

The way in which this is a self-portrait has a little bit to do with my history as an artist—I moved towards making conceptual and engagement-based work from the experimental film/video world, and while studying anthropology. Two layers of what you are viewing here are related to that experience: The formal focus on video test bars relates to my previous preoccupation with formal elements of film—like the frameline and branding bursts—that we don’t usually pay much attention to, but which can have great influence.

The fleshy color palette here references structural racism encoded in cinematographic color tests (which the field of anthropology perpetuated by incorporating into its fieldwork practices.)

The proportions of the flesh tones in This is Just a Test (Self Portrait), as well as the colors moderating between them and the traditional video test bar palette, were generated by a consumer genetic test. So this is also a report on the results of that test—a data-graphic portrait of my personal genetic history.

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Jan
20
to May 12

"Here's What I See" Included in How Do I Look?

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A small, interactive piece of mine, Here's What I See, which focuses on complexity and bias in making artwork accessible to those with low or no vision, is included How Do I Look?, curated by Scout Hutchinson & Mary Provenzano, at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf in Fort Point Boston.*

Within the hierarchy of the five senses, sight reigns supreme. Ancient Western philosophy tends to associate vision with knowledge, and Aristotle concluded that “of all the senses sight best helps us to know things, and reveals many distinctions.” Linking visual perception with truth lingers in our contemporary society, in which one declares “I see” to convey that one understands. Yet while sight, for many of us, is often our primary mode of apprehending the world, we are at the same time aware of the pitfalls and deficiencies of visual perception—places where the alleged “truth” of this ocular sense snags on its shortcomings. Far from being an objective sense, one individual’s visual reality is rarely identical to the next. How Do I Look? invites artists to reflect on the flaws in the theory of sight as truth and the subjective nature of visual perception.

Join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, February 21 from 6PM-8PM!

*Visitors to the gallery please note that my piece won't be fully in place or labeled until the week of the opening.

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Jan
19
to Jan 22

"Prevailing Winds" in 20th Annual Postcards From The Edge

A post card-sized piece of mine called Prevailing Winds is available for sale at Visual AIDS' 20th Annual Postcards From the Edge Auction at Gallery 524 from January 19 - 21, 2018.

Postcards From the Edge offers a rare opportunity to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork from internationally renowned and emerging artists for only $85 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, over 1400 works are exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who's just making their debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!

Postcards from the Edge 2017 raised over $94,000 to-date for the programs of VISUAL AIDS. There were 1,432 postcard-sized works on display by artists from around the world, and over a thousand people attended the event. Our gratitude goes out to all the participating artists and everyone who comes out to support Visual AIDS, enabling us to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many who are unable to continue producing work without such support.

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Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

"All Hung Up On What Used To Be" Included in Small Works for Big Change

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Small Works for Big Change is an art benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Small Works provides an important space for trans and gender non-conforming artists, especially trans and gender-nonconforming low-income artists and artists of color, to showcase their work and increase their voice and visibility.

The event is free and open to the public. Bidding ends at 7:30 pm sharp. Registration is available at the door but we recommend pre-registration for a speedy check-in process. Cash and credit card only. Due to space constraints, we highly encourage next day art pickup from 3 to 6 pm. Same day art pickup available but expect a one to three hour wait.

Small Works for Big Change will take place on October 21st from 4 pm to 8 pm at Participant Inc. Participant Inc is located at 253 E Houston St # 1, New York, NY 10002.

Venue is located on ground level. Nearby F train 2nd Avenue station.

Artists Incude: Abigail Lloyd, AK Burns, Alyson Provax, Andrea Geyer, Anna Betbeze, Anthony Iacono, Ariel Malka Goldberg, Brian Healey, Brian J. Soliwoda, Carrie Yamaoka, Chance, Charlotte Prodger, Cristina Covucci, Cristy Road, Dana Degiulio, Dana Gibson, David Needleman, Derrick Schultz, Elise Gardella, Elizabeth Insogna, Elliot Kukla, Em Rooney, Emily North, Emily Roysdon, Eva Contreraz, Gabriel Lee, Geo Wyeth, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Gordon Hall, Hannah Hiasen, Heather C. Lou, Heather Kapplow, Isabella Rose Adler, Jacqueline Hsia, Jamee Hundley, Je’Jae Daniels, Jerise Fogel, Johanna Breiding, Jonah Groeneober, Joy Episalla, Jules Gimbrone, Jules Rosskam, Julia Talen, Julieta Salgado, Julio Salgado, Kalani Catbagan, Karen Heagle, Kristoff Smith, Laimah Osman, Laura Gagliardi , Lee Ely, LJ Roberts, Lucia Znamirowski, Maja Čule, Mark Benjamin Gelbart, Mary Manning, M. Samolewicz, Melanie Cervantes, Miguel Medina, Mohammed Fayaz, Morgan Bassichis, Nadia Awad, NB Brody, Neil Vandervloed, Nic Belott, Olivia Huffman, Otherwild And Bullhorn Press, Patrick Staff, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rabi Cepeda, Rae Senarighi, Roberta Rivera, Roin Morigeau, Sadie Benning, Samantha Horning, Sarah Gottesdiener, Savannah Knoop, Shaylanna Luvme, Talcott Broadhead, Theodore Kerr, Tuesday Smillie, Xylor Jane, and Zac Slams.

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"Tools of The Trade" in The Future of Work at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

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Tools of the Trade (Object #1)

Tools of the Trade (Object #1)

“The Future of Work” blends utopian/dystopian speculation about our technocentric work lives and the gig economy, including potential futures rooted in the profession 'artist.' Cody Justus’ notes on canvas speak to the internal labor that occurs in the artist's studio. Heather Kapplow’s Tools of the Trade is a rotating display of objects that one could never have guessed were part of an artist’s creative process. Andrew Fish’s paintings look both inward and outward as abstract figures try to find their way, dissolving in and out of washy backgrounds, bathed in the glow of a computer or iPhone screens. Each artist in the exhibition questions what parts of work we value and provides an opportunity to reflect on today’s shifting vocational landscape.

Opening Reception: October 25, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Artists included in the exhibition: Paul Belenky, Sammy Chong, Andrew Fish, Yetti Frenkel, Cody Justus, Heather Kapplow, Michael MacMahon, Warren Stred.

About the guest curator: Joshua Fischer is an independent curator and writer living in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He recently moved from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and curated site-specific installations by Jonathan Schipper, Thorsten Brinkmann, Yusuke Asai, Andrea Dezso, Ana Serrano, and Yasuaki Onishi. He organized with Rice Gallery director, Kimberly Davenport, twenty-four additional commissions, including installations by Dinh Q. Lê, Joel Shapiro, Sarah Oppenheimer, and El Anatsui. He has published exhibition reviews and articles in Glasstire, an online art magazine covering visual art in Texas and Southern California. He currently contributes to Big Red & Shiny, an online publication focusing on the Boston and greater New England arts.

Gallery Hours

The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf is open daily to the public from 7 am to 10 pm, and is located at 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02201.

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