ReWildAR, augmented reality installation, Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2021. Commissioned by Ashley Molese for the 175th anniversary FUTURES exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution, at the Arts and Industry Building.

Unveiling the Invisible

The digital artworks of Tamiko Thiel ’83 expand perception of our immediate environment   Imagine walking in an urban setting, conjuring a spontaneous rewilding of the world around you; metro stations are dominated by native species, exotic invasives self-seed in … Continued

Ballet des Porcelaines

A contemporary reinterpretation of an 18th century ballet at MIT reveals the fragility of orientalist fantasies   A faraway island. An evil magician. A prince transformed into a teapot. A princess on a rescue mission. When the first performance of … Continued

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Matthew Ritchie

For compelling proof that painting is, in fact, alive and thriving in the age of A.I., see “The Garden in the Machine,” Matthew Ritchie’s new show at the James Cohan gallery (through Oct. 15).

Sep 30, 2022
Close up view of the illustrated Promesa Board Game box.

A New Board Game Highlights the Colonized Experience

Departing from games that glorify European conquest, Promesa helps players understand Puerto Rico as a modern-day colony   In the popular board game Puerto Rico, players are placed in the role of colonial governors. Their task, while growing crops on … Continued