Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Peter Christian Johnson's work explores transformation using the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems become an architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that warps or collapses the structures under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.
Mel Bochner (born 1940) is recognized as one of the leading figures in the development of conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and ’70s. Emerging at a time when painting was increasingly discussed as outmoded, Bochner became part of a new generation of artists, which also included Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, and Robert Smithson, who were looking at ways of breaking with abstract expressionism and traditional compositional devices. His pioneering introduction of the use of language in the visual led Benjamin Buchloh to describe Bochner’s 1966 Working Drawings as “probably the first truly conceptual exhibition.”... Read more about Tangled Up in Words
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners Exhibition runs October 21-23, 10 AM-5 PM, with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5-7 pm Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20
Talk + Performance: A panel discussion on the rise and development of Chilean conceptual art will be followed with a performance-lecture by poet and conceptual artist Raúl Zurita and visual artist Cristóbal Lehyt.
Los Angeles-based artist Julian Hoeber will discuss his work which includes multi-media representations of thought structures that examine vectors, rotation, cores, shells, knots, wounds, caves, and concepts of nowhere.... Read more about Julian Hoeber: Open Seminar
Boston’s universities and colleges will take over the ICA on October 4 from 6–9 PM for the ICA’s annual College Night! Located in the city’s hottest neighborhood, the ICA is your entry point to the best of contemporary culture. Join us for this contemporary take on all Boston has to offer: art, food, music, and fun.... Read more about College Night at the ICA: The Young and the Curious
Luz Donoso, born in Santiago, Chile in 1921 and died 2008, was a graphic artist, muralist, political activist, and teacher. Beginning in the mid-1960s, she was one of the most prominent participants in the widespread muralist movement in support of Salvador Allende’s presidential campaign.... Read more about Luz Donoso: Urban Art Interventions
Part autobiography and part cultural history, Before Pictures is a courageous account of an exceptional period in both art historian Douglas Crimp’s life and the life of New York City. Crimp will read from his book, followed by a conversation with Harvard professor Carrie Lambert-Beatty.... Read more about Talk: Douglas Crimp: Before Pictures
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums Admission:see website Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm Exhibition: November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017 Opening Celebration: November 2, 2016 at 6 PM features panel discussion with artist Doris Salcedo, author and Harvard professor Elaine Scarry, and curator Mary Schneider Enriquez. Open galleries 5–9 PM, and reception. more info>
A new exhibition featuring recent works by Salcedo, an internationally acclaimed artist whose sculpture and installations transform familiar, everyday objects into moving and powerful testimonies of loss and remembrance. Curated by Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums.... Read more about Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning