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That Contemporary Feeling

The past two weeks several of my fellow officemates and I attended the Art:21 preview series at The Clark. After discussing the episodes among ourselves and hearing what the panel, as well as the rest of the audience had to say, it became obvious that the format of the shows was a major complaint. Each episode took on a theme and then presented four or five artists who loosely used that theme in their art making process. The artist was presented as a ‘talking head’ as one panelist referred to the set up. Obviously there was someone asking the artist questions on particular subjects, but that person was omitted in the final cut and therefore the audience had no clue what encouraged the artist to speak on different subjects.

I bring this up because I think I might have a better format for Art:21 to consider. In fact, my officemates and I have been playing around with the idea of making our own show.

Here is the idea: We pair artists that are here at the museum and allow them to ask each other questions. How awesome would it be to see Spencer Finch and Fransje Killars ask each other questions? Or perhaps Theo Jansen from The Believers and Erik van Leishout? The logistics of these pairings are still in question, but I wanted to ask you, our faithful blog readers, if we here at MASS MoCA made a short video show once a month or so what other sort of features would you want to see? Send me your ideas!

Cheers,

Brittany

PS. Have you bought your tickets for The Teenage Prayers yet?

Posted October 18, 2007 by Brittany Bishop
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A different angle on moving day

Really nice photos of the installation of Anselm Kiefer’s Etroits sont les Vaisseaux on this blog.

Posted October 16, 2007 by MASS MoCA
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Our friends and neighbors in art

Laura Christensen who was most recently part of Boxed Sets in Kidspace and served as our education coordinator until July of this year is part of Contemporary Berkshires, an exhibition at Kolok Gallery opening October 13th 3-5pm. Also in the show is Laurie McLeod who had Waterhaven #1 at MASS MoCA in summer 2004. Kolok Gallery is presenting this exhibition featuring nine contemporary artists based in the Berkshires in conjunction with the second annual North Adams Open Studios weekend. Exhibition runs through December 22, 2007.

North Adams Open Studios, the highly successful citywide art show that debuted last October, returns this year for the weekend of October 13th and 14th. In addition to the exhibition at Kolok Gallery, more than 85 local artists will be exhibiting their Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 8, 2007 by MASS MoCA
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Be our guest

We’re open on Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day) and offering tours at noon and 3 PM.¬† Our intern Emily Colman just got trained, her first public tour is Monday at 3 PM.¬† We’re delighted to welcome another new guide the wonderful Karen Matthews.¬† Stop by for her first tour on Saturday at noon.

Also on Monday, if you like big trucks, come see Anselm Kiefer’s Etroits sont les Vaisseaux get craned into the gallery. This 82′ long (divided into sections) concrete wave will be installed on the second floor as part of Anselm Kiefer: Sculpture and Paintings from the Hall Collection opening October 19.¬† Join us for the opening (free if you’re a member — if you’re not already a member, join today and we’ll send you an invite!)

Posted October 5, 2007 by MASS MoCA
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We heart our interns!

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It takes a lot of brawn and brain to be an intern, especially one at MASS MoCA. I am fairly convinced that our interns are superheroes (and I’m not just saying that because I used to be one.) MASS MoCA interns not only help us put up successful exhibitions, and put on amazing shows, but also help us keep the museum functioning on a day-to-day basis. Did you get a postcard in the mail from MASS MoCA about an upcoming show? An intern might have designed the postcard, an intern might have stuck your address label that postcard, an intern might go to the airport and pick up the performing artist you are invited to see, an intern might¬† help set up the seats you are sitting in to enjoy that performance, an intern might sell¬† you your ticket to the show or the galleries, and an intern might have done research on the artist whose work you can view in the galleries.

One of the things I love about our interns is that no matter what crazy task we ask them to help us with they are still full of energy and life and overall just glad to be here. For example look at the photos posted here of Emily (the marketing intern who will be posting her own additions to the blog occasionally) and Aimee (one of the performing arts interns.) I walked into the museum this morning to find them dancing energetically in the courtyard. Perhaps they were feeling inspired by the David Neumann work-in-progress they saw this past weekend or maybe they are preparing their moves to show off to the Armitage Gone! Dance company when they arrive later this week, but either way they looked like they were having a ball. And later when I asked them to repeat their show for the camera they not only performed again but, incredibly, with even more energy. Which is just more proof that our interns rock!

We are currently searching for interns to help us out during the 2008 winter/spring season. If you would like to join our team for a season please visit the page linked above and apply now. The application deadline is November 1, 2007.

Cheers,

Brittany

P.S. Only 16 more days until the Teenage Prayers.

Posted October 4, 2007 by Brittany Bishop
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Cast your vote

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From October 1 to November 6, Williamstown Savings Bank customers are invited to vote for the community organization you would like them to sponsor during the coming year. You can vote online now for MASS MoCA . Or, vote using the ballot you receive in your monthly bank statement or stop by their office to fill one out.

Posted October 4, 2007 by MASS MoCA
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