About, With & For
October 4 - December 1, 2013
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
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