Joel Sternfeld, Looking East on 30th Street on a Late September Morning, 2000. © Joel Sternfeld; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Joel Sternfeld, Looking East on 30th Street on a Late September Morning, 2000. © Joel Sternfeld; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

“Photographing Places”: MIT Museum exhibits a broad spectrum of photographic portfolios featured in Places journal

For Joel Leivick, the Carrara marble quarries — the place where Michelangelo obtained the stone from which he liberated his David — represent a complex geological and cultural terrain. Laura Volkerding’s silver gelatin prints document centuries old craft workshops for … Continued

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Lontano Ensemble performs works by MIT Composers

Lontano Ensemble: Rowland Sutherland, flute; Peter Furniss, clarinet; Caroline Balding, violin; Clare O’Connell, cello; Mary Dullea, piano; Odaline de la Martinez, conductor. The famed London-based Lontano Ensemble returns to MIT on March 15 to perform works by MIT composers in … Continued

Matthew Ritchie with collaborators on The Long Count / The Long Game (clockwise from top left: Evan Ziporyn, Aaron Desner, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Kelley Deal, Matthew Ritchie), ICA, Boston, 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the ICA.
Matthew Ritchie with collaborators on The Long Count / The Long Game (clockwise from top left: Evan Ziporyn, Aaron Desner, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Kelley Deal, Matthew Ritchie), ICA, Boston, 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the ICA.

Creation myths and the creative process: Matthew Ritchie at MIT

“The project started with a general interest in creation myths”; that is how artist Matthew Ritchie describes the genesis of his multimedia performance piece, The Long Count/ The Long Game. He further explains his approach to such grand narratives began … Continued

Elena Ruehr, Gretchen Henderson and Roomful of Teeth at Kresge Auditorium, 2014. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.
Elena Ruehr, Gretchen Henderson and Roomful of Teeth at Kresge Auditorium, 2014. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.

Cassandra in the Temples: Ignored prophetess commands attention in Elena Ruehr & Gretchen Henderson’s new opera for Roomful of Teeth

When the gods hand you a gift, they also hand you a whip for self-flagellation, to paraphrase Truman Capote. The Cassandra story typifies the blessing-and-coeval-curse topos. Apollo gives Cassandra the gift of prophecy to seduce her. When she refuses, he … Continued

Nick Montfort’s five Commodore 64 programs running on five of the taupe keyboard-and-CPU units. Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 2014. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Nick Montfort’s five Commodore 64 programs running on five of the taupe keyboard-and-CPU units. Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 2014. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

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Samuel Johnson’s shortsighted critique of Tristram Shandy, an 18th century novel unmatched in its day for its experimental use of typographic layout and print technology, was that “nothing odd will do long.” Nick Montfort’s new book of poems #! (pronounced … Continued

5,000 Moving Parts (Installation view), MIT Museum, 2013. Credit: L. Barry Hetherington.

Gallery Roundup

Thea Djordjadze at the List Visual Arts Center. On view October 10, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Combining traditional materials of sculpture such as plaster and wood with everyday objects like foam and linoleum, Thea Djordjadze (born 1971, Tbilisi, Georgia) creates … Continued