Looking Back: Our Favorite Art Happenings of 2021
In collaboration with the BAR editorial team
Oh, 2021—the year we thought must certainly be better or different than the one prior. Though many of the things we had hoped would remain in 2020 did follow us into this year, there were moments of respite provided by the reopening of physical spaces for art. Here, members of our editorial team share favorite moments spent back inside museums, the joy of catching public art in our neighborhoods, and the artists whose gallery presentations stuck with us. ⭢continue reading
“Samantha Nye: My Heart’s in a Whirl,” installation view, Lizbeth and George Krupp Gallery, 2021. Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Resistant Currents at the Mills Gallery
The exhibition now on view at the Mills Gallery in Boston’s South End, “ResistantCurrents,” is an exceptional and intelligent presentation of migration, a heated discussion subject today in the western political climate. “Resistant Currents” takes on the challenge of allowing migrants to depict their personal experiences and asks the viewer to question their own definition of migration. Generally one would say that for humans, migration means moving from one country to another. Yet here we are pushed to ask what constitutes this country as a country? Borders? What constitutes a border, and how does its original geographical meaning translate so quickly into an emotional one? ⭢continue reading
Daniel Assayag's "Trespassers" // photo via Artistry Magazine