It’s going to be a great day in Chicago tomorrow morning. I am pleased to be bringing together a panel of curators, artists, archaeologists and scholars to have an open discussion about the emergence of archaeological themes in contemporary arts practice. I hope you will be able to join us in Chicago, and if not, ...
Greg Cook 2013 “After Surviving Marathon, Curator Revisits His Exhibit About War” in WBUR’s The Artery, April 17. Read it here.
Greg Cook 2013 “The Aftermath of Atrocity: Wafaa Bilal and Daniel Heyman at Brown’s Bell Gallery” in The Providence Phoenix, April 16. Read it here.
The Boston Globe‘s Cate McQuaid’s review of Wafaa Bilal’s The Ashes Series. 9 April 2013 Read it here.
East Side Monthly‘s Erin Swanson wrote a lovely preview for Wafaa Bilal’s The Ashes Series that will open at the Bell Gallery on April 3. Read it here.
Artist Jin Shan discusses the ideas behind his installation “My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚!” (2012) in the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University. Video footage by Ian Alden Russell, Andy Romer Photography, Frank Mullin, and Tara Cavanaugh. More information: http://ianaldenrussell.com/projects/my-dad-is-li-gang-我爸是李刚
Jordan Mainser 2013 Art + Twitter = Chinese Democracy, DRA. Read it here.
In his 2012 wrap up, arts critic Greg Cooke included rolemodelplaytime and Jin Shan’s My dad is Li Gang! as standout exhibitions in a year-end wrap-up for the arts scene in Rhode Island. Greg Cooke 2012 “Fantasy, reality, and the in-between: Lasting impressions” The Providence Phoenix, 18 December. Read it here.
Mike Peters 2012 “A Fountain of Creativity” China Daily, December 16. Read it here.
On December 5, 2012, artist Tom Friedman delivered a lecture at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, marking the launch of the installation of his sculpture “Circle Dance” on the university’s campus. A gift from an anonymous donor, the work activates “The Walk” a new development within the university’s campus redesign. The sculpture ...