The Pleasure Principle at Maccarone wavers between issues of women’s representation and those of pornography and art, without fully committing to either.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The small (but densely layered, as always) collection of Ann Hirsch’s work in the Bakalar Gallery at MIT’s List Center is Boston’s first introduction to her art.
Unbound to GPS coordinates, internet-based art has no place on these other lists, and since it isn’t fair to neglect the increasing amount of works designed specifically for cyberspace, 2015 welcomes our inaugural Best-of-the-Internet list.
Sitting in the audience for the performance of Ann Hirsch’s “Playground” at the New Museum last week, two things came to mind: one, that Hirsch had managed to trick a bunch of art school kids and fans of her often web-based art into coming to a very conventional theater production; and two, that the plot of her play felt a little conservative, despite Hirsch’s larger body of work that seeks to question representations of female minds, bodies, and sexualities on the internet.
It’s hard to walk around Soho by day without bumping into tourists carrying bags from Topshop or Uniqlo or some other obnoxious boutique store, so it’s nice to be able to head down Broadway during the evening and visit Spattered Columns Exhibition Space, an art gallery that shows off the neighborhood’s artistic roots.
Three must-see shows this weekend in SF: Parker Koo Ito’s RGB Forever show at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery; the AVATAR 4D group show at NOMA Gallery; and Rich Bott’s STILL AT LARGE STOP LAST SEEN AT MIRA MESA CHILIS STOP at 2nd Floor Projects.