Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery + Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium
Opening to Boston audiences this winter during the one year anniversary of the first mass protests in Tahrir Square, "Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo" brings together work by some of the most inspiring and influential video and new media artists working in Egypt today, including a multi-channel video installation by the late Ahmed Basiony featured in the Egyptian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale.
SMFA B.A.G. Gallery
"Slivers" showcases three students, each with a primary focus in fiber-based arts. The opportunity to exhibit this range of works on a large scale allows work in fibers at SMFA to be shown in a way that might not otherwise be represented in such a scope, showcasing only a portion of work being produced at the School in such mediums. Conceptually, the work is linked by a common threadconstructing identity by means of bodily extension, manifested as external objects, handmade and consumer products. These act to inform a concept of the self through memory, adornment and the telling of a story
Produced and curated by Max Colby
Co-curators: Abbey Campbell and Margarita Kruchinskaya