Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM)
Memory / Diffusion, an installation by MASARY Studios in the newly renovated Boston Arts Academy building, is is an interactive artwork that straddles the line between art and technology, retains memories in the building and showcases them back to students throughout the year. Commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture through its Percent for Art program, the piece serves as "a living memory bank of the students' high school experience."
MassArt alum Anukriti '21 (BFA, SIM) came to Boston five years ago to attend Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Anukriti is now exhibiting "A Temple for Timeless Beasts" at Mills Gallery in Boston. In college, they realized they were nonbinary and created an animation titled “Death Of The Woman.” In the film, a masked nude figure receives a glowing orb.
MassArt has universal tools and resources that are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the College, regardless of major. These facilities include the Digital Fabrication Labs (Fablabs) - which include tools for 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Laser cutting, and a PCLab for 3D modeling; a Documentation Room; an Installation Room; a Lighting Installation Room; Public Spaces; Sound Studio; and Woodshop.
"During the summer days of 2011, a cart on wheels with a sign that read "Le Pants King and the Traveling Spectacular" started appearing regularly on the streets of Boston. Justin Pomerleau reconstructed it to resemble a tiny house and pulled it by tricycle to sell his thrifted clothing collections. He stood straight near the cart with legs crossed, wearing a vintage floral vest and old-fashioned leather boots as a live model showing his clothing."
"Twelve artists are taking part in the financial wellness and sustainability program for Worcester artists of color who identify as low-to-moderate income. Facilitated with the help of MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists, the "capacity-building program" pairs $1,000 mini-grants with one-on-one coaching, artist community-building, and a series of online financial and business resiliency workshops specifically focused on navigating a post-COVID cultural sector. All program components are linked through a core commitment to racial equity."
Studio for Interrelated Media alum Richard Streitmatter-Tran is opening his first solo exhibition in Thailand, titled "Prophilia." La Lanta Fine Art is hosting this exhibition in collaboration with Vin Gallery in Vietnam. "Prophilia" will bring an extended series of portrait paintings inspired by the mediated social world of profile images and their relation to the long tradition of portraiture painting. The collection is aimed at reflecting a connection between the immateriality of electronic screen-based lives and the material objects of everyday life.
The maker of the small-town installation seen in this TikTok is Ali Beaudette, who has been working in libraries since she was 15 years old. While still in high school, a colleague of hers, who was about to retire, gave her a precious collection. For 20 years, this colleague accrued ticket stubs, photos, playing cards, and more that people had left behind in their library books, presumably as bookmarks.
MassArt alumnus Jack Pierson '84 SIM presents his tenth solo presentation, "Less and more" at Regen Projects gallery in Los Angeles.
MassArt SIM alumnus Peter Zebbler Berdovsky's light installation displaying blooming flowers lights up the Government Center Garage underpass each night, and will continue through the end of 2020.
Julie Chen '12 BFA SIM has been chosen by Hartford Business Improvement District for their "Make a Thing" placemaking competition. Chen and two other artists were selected from 75 applicants. Chen will build a huge, red heart-shaped "Heartford" swing big enough for two adults. "Heartford" and the other projects are slated to be installed in summer 2021.