Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that you don’t like white culture; or that you putting it down.It’s just taking pride – Solange Knowles, “Interlude: Tina Taught Me” What does it mean to be inclusive and diverse? We have committees, departments, policies, and other implementations to help us fine-tune our understanding and practice. … More Collective Individuals: A Review of Sand
In 1961, the Sursock Museum opened, according to the will of Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock. He wanted to leave his estate as a museum to help define the public taste in Lebanon. Maru Pabón reviews a recent exhibition titled Ten Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection 1923 – 2016. It is set up as ten stories (or … More Lebanon’s Sursock Museum
The Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain (Boston) has a wonderful show by artist Constanza Aguirre, on view from November 9, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Her art explores the relationship that people have with work. What happens when displaced people are thereby prevented from working? Do they become less human? In my art review (see … More Review of Wandering in the Land of Oblivion
Here is my review of Temple of Mnemon, a sculpture by Anne Lilly that was installed on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston from the summer to October of 2018. This review was published in Big Red & Shiny, Boston’s contemporary art journal online. The opening paragraph of the review: Part of what makes us … More Review of Temple of Mnemon
Here is my review of Anna Schuleit Haber’s exhibit Scientific Purposes (In which a murderous hairdresser donates his head to science, with one restriction) in Boston (March 2 – April 15, 2018). This is part one of a series for Big, Red & Shiny. For these essays, I review a show through the lens of a particular … More Review of Scientific Purposes
Here is my review of Greg Lookerse’s exhibit Evocations at AREA Gallery in Boston (January 26 – March 9, 2018). This is part one of a series for Big, Red & Shiny. For these essays, I will review a show through the lens of a particular philosopher’s theory of art. I look at this show through … More Review of Evocations
Beauty is not as different among cultures as it often appears. Proportion (or harmony), for example, has been an important characteristic of beauty since ancient Greece, despite all the changes and iterations it has undergone. As one culture is influenced by another culture’s view of beauty, they don’t have to abandon their original view. They … More Elegance in Japanese Art: Reflections on Cultural Changes
Here’s something I wrote about this performance that was conceived and curated by Lanfranco Aceti: Hope Coming On.