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    About, With & For

    Presented by at Mills Gallery at the BCA

    October 4 - December 1, 2013


    About, With & For

    Curated by Juliana Driever
    October 4-December 1

    The artists in this exhibition – many of whom work collaboratively – articulate various aspects of Folklife as a cultural precedent. Folklife encompasses all facets of self-organized creativity, including boatbuilding, collective mending, parading, storytelling, foodways and interactions with the built and natural environment. The millennium-old rituals of street spectacle are re-imagined, an abandoned library-turned-art incubator fosters a multi-part installation, historic watercraft built from salvaged materials are rendered seaworthy, and folks who fix things do just that in About, With & For. Exceeding the specific concepts of the art world discourse, this exhibition revels in the expanded possibilities of cultural influence in contemporary life.

    About, With & For features works by artists from New York and New England including Matt Bua, Dirt Palace, Clare Dolan/Museum of Everyday Life, Fixers Collective, HONK! The Festival of Activist Street Bands, Mare Liberum, National Bitter Melon Council and Jeff Stark.

    IMAGE: Mare Liberum, Liberum Dore — Susquehanna River, detail, 2010, photo by Kendra Sullivan

    Opening Reception
    Featuring a live musical performance by Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society
    Friday, October 4 | 7pm?Free and Open to the Public

    Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
    551 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116

    Gallery hours: Wed, Sun 12-5pm | Thu-Sat 12-9pm

    Mills Gallery at the BCA

    539 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

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