From Sydney, Australia, Sebastian Smee has been the Boston Globe’s art critic since 2008. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011 and will examine the complex relationships between artists he describes in his new book.
In “Othering” art, the subject is the exclusion, marginalization and separation of people because of their race, religion, class, gender, sexuality, age, (dis)ability or neurodivergence. It’s the focus of the Berkshire Art Association’s biennial juried show at the Lichtenstein Center opening Friday, November 4th.
Two documentary films and an artist talk take place on October 27 at the Berkshire Museum further illuminating artist Robert Hite. His solo show of sculpture, paintings, and photography is now on display in a dual exhibition at the Berkshire Museum and Hancock Shaker Village.
Nick Cave views his work as “An elaborate community forum, as much as a work of sculpture,” and as such, the gallery doubles as a stage for singer-songwriters, pop artists, poets, and composers, and performance artist Helga Davis will respond in her own unique way.
In Mass MoCA’s massive gallery there’s an immersive Nick Cave installation opening at Mass MoCA on October 15 with musicians Brenda Wimberly and Sereca Henderson, followed by a full tilt performance by Mercury Prize-winning singer-poet Benjamin Clementine.
John Kelly brings his “Time No Line” to MASS MoCA on Oct. 22, exploring the hardships of life as a young, queer individual during the HIV/AIDS outbreak, using movement, projections, song, and spoken word to express the crippling fear of disease, loss, and loneliness.
“Once Phase III is complete, this neck of the woods will have enough things to see and do for a long weekend, a week, or even two. It’s a game-changer,” says Mass MoCA’s Joe Thompson.