January / February 2013

January / February 2013

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Contents

Volume 34, Issue 1

Features

Unmoored: Provisional Aesthetics, Rehearsing History
By Christopher Capozzola
The author considers three distinct visual artists jointly committed to a
provisional unsettling—leaving us “unmoored from simplistic geographies.”

West Looks East By Charles Bonenti
Western Massachusetts institutions increasingly take a global
perspective, as sources both for art scholarship and production.

Out of the Desert By James McCown
Two exhibitions at the Boston Society of Architects explore
the changing Middle East, past and present, built and unbuilt.

Columns

Letters
FlashPoints
Never Sorry Brings
Ai Weiwei into Focus
By Ethan Gilsdorf
Dispatch
Mumbai’s Polymaths
By Susan Hapgood
Profile
MIT: A High-Powered Contemporary Art Laboratory
By Judith Tolnick Champa
Studio
Swimming in the Ocean at Night
By Craig Stockwell
Architecture
Marshmallow Sofas
and Coconut Chairs
By James McCown
Preview
A Monumental
Exhibition for Collage
By Alicia Faxon
Opinion
Yours, David
By David Bonetti
Book Review
A World without War?
By Francine Koslow Miller
Museums
Between Past and Present
By Christine Temin
Book Review
Artist to Artist
By Susan Mulski

Reviews

SPOTLIGHT

44 Thomas Curry at Gleason Fine Art by Emily Blair Stribling

CONNECTICUT

Dine, Hockney, and Summers at New Britain Museum of American Art
by Pat Rosoff
Art for Everyone at the Mattatuck Museum by Christopher Capozzola
Alyse Rosner at artSPACE by Patricia Rosoff

MAINE

Art Maine 2013 at Greenhut Galleries by Carl Little
Fransje Killaars at Bates College Museum of Art by Shirley B. Moskow
Maine Women Pioneers III at Art Gallery, University of New England by Chris Volpe

MASSACHUSETTS

Ten Days that Shook the World at Herring Cove Bathhouse by Susan Rand Brown
Jill Slosburg-Ackerman at Worcester Art Museum by Shawn Hill
Nourishment, Hospitality, Conveyance at Pucker Gallery by Alicia Faxon
Blue at the Cambridge Art Association by Shawn Hill

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Pop Paradise at Lamont Gallery by Dustan Knight

RHODE ISLAND

Simen Johan at David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University by Anya Ventura
Peter Diepenbrock and Jason Fiering at Chazan Gallery by Anya Ventura

VERMONT

New England Biennial 2012 at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center by Meg Brazill

In Every Issue

Calendar
Focus On: John F. Kennedy
Presidential Library and Museum
Guide to Art Schools and Workshops
Art Guide
Exhibitions
Classifieds
Art Seen

On the cover: An-My Lê, Patient Admission,
US Naval Hospital Ship Mercy, Vietnam, 2010,
archival pigment print, 40 x 561⁄2″. Edition of five. Courtesy of Murray Guy.



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