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(Clockwise from top left) Gints Grinbergs, “Blown Away”; Antoinette Prien Schultze, “Couplet”; Bruce Hathaway, “Highways from Vermont”; Jenny Rangan, “Council of the Sky Gods”; Supermoon-Gints Grinbergs, “Supermoon”; Peter Dellert, “S-Whorl”; Louie's Electric Two-Sidney Hutter, “Louie’s Electric Two”; and Joe Carpineto, “Bench.”

(Clockwise from top left) Gints Grinbergs, “Blown Away”; Antoinette Prien Schultze, “Couplet”; Bruce Hathaway, “Highways from Vermont”; Jenny Rangan, “Council of the Sky Gods”; Supermoon-Gints Grinbergs, “Supermoon”; Peter Dellert, “S-Whorl”; Louie's Electric Two-Sidney Hutter, “Louie’s Electric Two”; and Joe Carpineto, “Bench.”


Outdoor Sculpture Takes Over Olmstead Firm-Designed Grounds in Newton Mass

By Paul Angiolillo If the site is appealing, I’ll travel almost anywhere to show my outdoor sculptures (okay, a modest stipend doesn’t hurt). But it’s a boon when the place is closer to home. I was pleased, then, to be selected to participate in a temporary exhibit (through Labor Day) on the grounds around City […]


(left to right) Olafur Eliasson, Green light — An artistic workshop; Jesse Jones, Tremble, tremble (still image from video); Samson Young, Songs for Disaster Relief (still image from video); Mark Bradford, Tomorrow is Another Day.

(left to right) Olafur Eliasson, Green light — An artistic workshop; Jesse Jones, Tremble, tremble (still image from video); Samson Young, Songs for Disaster Relief (still image from video); Mark Bradford, Tomorrow is Another Day.


Together We Stand, Divided We Fall Venice Biennale 2017 Arte Viva Arte

By Nancy Nesvet Venice, Italy – Bringing awareness to political and environmental crises and uniting the world’s artists in proposals for humanity’s and the earth’s survival, the Venice Biennale 2017 might be the most important art exhibition ever. Harold Rosenberg famously said that art is about events. This Biennale addresses current events while posing fundamental […]


Damien Hirst, Hydra and Kali Discovered by Four Divers.

Photographed by Christoph Gerigk ©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.


Damien Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable at the Venice Biennial 2017

By Nancy Nesvet Venice, Italy – Damien Hirst’s “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” installation, on view at Palazzo Grassi and Villa Doghana, Venice’s Customs House, is one of the Venice Biennial 2017’s most wildly popular exhibits. Following 10 years of work and thousands of euros of investors’ money, Hirst presents a fictional rescue […]


Greg Lookerse, Literary Soil exhibition installation.

Greg Lookerse, Literary Soil exhibition installation.


Greg Lookerse: Literary Soil at Fruitlands Museum

By Taryn Plumb Harvard, MA – “Moby Dick”: Herman Melville’s classic tale of obsession. Adored by academics and mere lovers of the English word; abhorred by others forced to dissect and regurgitate it in high school and college. But for Greg Lookerse? It’s not only an inspiration for art — it is art. For his […]


Welcome to Chatham

Welcome to Chatham


WANDERLUST: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

Chatham, Massachusetts sits on the elbow of the sandy spit that saves Massachusetts from being a rectangle. And while collard gingham shirts, golf clubs and yachts abound in this seaside town, there is an enduring art scene that has kept it from being square.


Entrance to Venice Biennale (photograph by Nancy Nesvet)


Art Makes the World Go Around: First Day at the Venice Biennale

Surrounded by water, filled with foreigners speaking different languages, in a city where getting lost in ancient alleyways is a regular occurrence, Venice provides the perfect venue for the most famous of the World’s Biennales. Almost every exhibit at the Venice Biennale deals with risks to our changing world, whether they be political or environmental. Located at ground zero, with the risk of inundation by water if global warming continues to produce floods and facing refugees arriving in Italy every day, Venice is the perfect place for government-sponsored art projects seen by an international public.


Images: LEFT: Liu Jianhua, Square, 2017, China, courtesy of Pace Gallery, Beijing and Hong Kong, At Venice Biennale 2017; RIGHT: Sislej Xhafa, Lost and Found, 2017, Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo, Venice Biennale 2017.


Day Two: Venice Biennale 2017 Continues

Curator Christine Macel has judiciously assigned themes within the exhibition of artists’ work she has chosen; at the Giardini; Pavilion of Artists and Books, Pavilion of Joys and Fears and Pavilion of Time and Infinity (part 2). The Arsenale site includes Pavilion of the Common; Earth Pavilion; Pavilion of Traditions; Pavilion of Shamans; Dionysian Pavilion; Pavilion of Colors and Pavilion of Time and Infinity, part 1. Intentionally amorphous separations of the Pavilions without blatant markings allow unhampered flow. In her statement in the Short Guide, curator Macel explains that this flow is important. Flowing water crossed by refugees has no boundary signs; the flow of refugees must ignore boundary marks to progress.



Text in Contemporary Art at Jamestown Arts Center

The intersection of language and visual form provides both the tools and the subject of conceptual art. “WORD: Text in Contemporary Art” at the Jamestown Arts Center offers over 55 images, objects and installations contrasting canonical works with recent forays in the art-form. While concentrating on artists in southern New England, curator Karen Conway has also tapped collectors, galleries and artist studios in New York and the Midwest. Voyages at an end as well as explorations underway complement each other in the spacious former boat repair shop through early August.


Art Basel 2017 Art

(Clockwise, from top left) Reza Aramesh, Site of the Fall: Study of the Renaissance Garden, 2016-17, marble, topiary, Leila Heller, New York City, at Parcours, ArtBasel ; Sue Williamson, Messages from the Atlantic Passage, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; Phyllida Barlow, untitled: 100banners2015, 2015, Hauser & Worth, Zurich; Thomas Struth, Paradise 28, Rio Madre de Dios, Peru 2005, 2005, chromogenic print, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin/Paris; Peter Regli, Reality Hacking No. 313, 2014, Levy Gorvy, New York.


THE MORNING AFTER: LOOKING BACK AT ART BASEL 2017

This year, Art Basel had something for everyone. Dominated by the motherlode of over 4,000 works of art shown by 226 exhibitors in the Galleries sector, Art Basel extended its universe to individual artist projects at Parcours, Unlimited, Statements and Features. The solo projects, the result of artist proposals, were politically aware, environmentally conscious and community oriented.


Subodh Gupta "Cooking the World”

Subodh Gupta, "Cooking the World” 2017, found aluminum utensils, monofilament line, steel, Gallery Continua, Italy.


ARTSCOPE’S GUIDE TO BASEL ART FAIRS 2017

It is a calmer year at Art Basel, but no less edgy. Escapist to a degree, the world sector-wide reflects a desire to hide under the covers, or at least spend time at a beach, eating a good meal or watching an entertaining, possibly animated film. Whereas the work last year implored us to speak an act, and sometimes revolt, we’ve now done it, and largely have had no effect. So, let’s have some fun. Many projects allow us just that.