Tag: Ken Johnson

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Edwin Dickinson’s forgotten gothic melodrama

“Edwin Dickinson: The Provincetown Years, 1912-1937,” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA. Through September 23. In the Boston Globe, Ken Johnson reports: “Unlike those artists generally counted in the first ranks of American painters in the pre-Abstract Expressionist era, Dickinson did not forge a single, formally pared-down modern style. […]

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“Gateway Bombay” at the Peabody Essex Museum

“Gateway Bombay,” curated by Susan Bean with help from Beth Citron. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Through Dec. 7, 2008. Ken Johnson writes in the Boston Globe: “Can you name a famous contemporary artist from India? OK, other than Anish Kapoor? I couldn’t either before I saw ‘Gateway Bombay,’ an […]

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At the Boston MFA artists grapple with war

Ken Johnson writes in The Boston Globe: �As the war in Iraq grinds on toward no very clear end, collective reaction to it by contemporary American artists remains muted and uncertain. Two exhibitions responding to the war — one directly and the other indirectly — are now on view in […]

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Venice Biennale: serious and smart

Kim Levin in The Brooklyn Rail: “So many skulls, tibia, ribcages, soldiers in uniform, mortally wounded dolls, and flocks of birds morphing into missiles or warplanes (the way skulls and bones morphed into picks and shovels during the Black Plague) haven�t been seen together in the art world since, well, […]