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Nari Ward: Neutralize Naturalization

Sun Splashed: Nari Ward, the artist’s largest survey to date, is now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Organized by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator, with Jessica Hong, Curatorial Associate, this show couldn’t have come at a more appropriate socio-political time while our country is being separated.…

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Sensual, Tactile, Experiential: Amy Beecher at GRIN

Amy Beecher sat cross-legged and casual on a magenta carpet in a thoroughly pink and red room on a warm Saturday night in May. Speaking in a clear, precise, and uninflected lilt, Beecher read aloud to an audience surrounding her, the group ensconced in the rose-filled room. “What a beautiful…

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Lupe Mojada: Interview with Jimena Bermejo

In this conversation with dancer and performance artist Jimena Bermejo, we explore the interdependent themes of belonging, immigration, borders, and human relationships in regards to dance and performance art. With a background in dance and theater, Bermejo’s practice centers on creating intimate relationships with audience members by inviting them to…

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Wild Child: Beverly Semmes

Since the 1990s, Beverly Semmes’s work has been at the forefront of contemporary art. Semmes’s work is situated at the nexus of American feminism, puritanism, and history of sculpture and craft. This work spans across disciplines and cultures, from photography, sculpture, video, and large-scale installation. I first met Semmes two…