WILL PAINT FOR FOOD! (Squeegee Punks Spotlight Neighborhood Gentrification)

by the-biennial-project 1. August 2018 11:07

Squeegee people were the one of the many signs of the chaos, disorder and decay of our society in the 1970s - caused by a poor economy and a system of government that was failing it's people — and now they’re making a comeback.

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Only this time, the squeegee people are present because of a severe inequality of wealth manifesting itself with inflated real estate prices and the cost of housing and insurance. This time the Squeegee Punks are the artist group known as The Biennial Project, and they spraying your windshields for ‘donations’ in the hope of holding on a little longer in the city of Boston.

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Imagine if you will that you have paid $1,500 to get a ticket to the opening gala of the Institute of Contemporary Art's new annex in East Boston. It's in a neighborhood you probably have never been to and only associate with the airport. You put on your best pastel summer outfit and hop into your uber, which delivers you to a foreign location right in your own city. You are pleased with yourself for supporting the arts and looking forward to a really great sunset party on Boston Harbor. You come out of the tunnel and see a lively and pleasant, albeit dilapidated, neighborhood right on the water with beautiful parks and turn of the century architecture. You start to picture the real estate bargain and the quick appreciation it will turn once they clean the neighborhood up and open that Starbucks and Whole Foods.

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Then Boom! Your uber is blocked and you are accosted by a merry band of artists dressed in yellow, lead by the renowned East Boston artist group The Biennial Project. They are attacking your windows from all sides with spray wash and soapy water. These yellow bandits are actually washing your windows like you saw in the inner city in the 1970s. They are yelling things like ‘Make Art, not Condos!', ‘Buy art, not hors d'oeuvres!’ They have written slogans such as '$ for Artist Anti Displacement Fund’ and ‘Will paint for food’ on their wash rags.

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Oh my, what kind of a neighborhood is this? What do they want? Do they mean to harm you? Do they want your money (well maybe). No, what the Biennial Project wants is to be able to let artists stay in the city they call home. The Biennial Project wants to bring to light that we are losing the soul of Boston to real estate developers and the wealthy. The Biennial Project means to demonstrate this by borrowing one of symbols of urban decay of the past century - The Squeegee Bandits. And yes, maybe The Biennial Project wants you, the wealthy, well-meaning art patron, to feel a little bit uncomfortable in your bourgie ways.

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The Biennial Project, whose roots are in East Boston, have been witnessing fellow artists being chased out of our gentrifying neighborhood at a rapid pace. The artists, who have been here for at least a few decades, are one of the many reasons developers have been selling East Boston as the new hot spot to live. How ironic that we contributed to making the neighborhood desirable and now many of us can’t afford to stay here.

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   Where will we be in 15 years?

SEE THE SQUEEGEE PUNKS IN ACTION HERE!

The Squeegee Punks as performed at the ICA Watershed Gala by The Biennial Project Summer Players - Anna Salmeron, Audrina Warren, Charlene Liska, Emily Jansen, Eric Hess, Michael St. Germain, Paul Weiner, Roman Edirisinghe, and Vicki Schepps. Video by Charlene Liska. Photos by Paul Weiner, Michael St. Germain, and Charlene Liska.

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In Bed with Nonardo

by the-biennial-project 16. July 2018 19:56

The Biennial Project was honored to be chosen  for the 00Bienal de La Habana, the first Cuban art biennial to be organized independently of any state entity. We went to partake this past May. Within minutes of arriving at our hotel in Havana we immediately found ourselves in one of those 1950s cars you see in the tourist books about Cuba and we were on our way to our first 00Bienal de La Habana event. We gave our taxi driver the address and he did not seem 100% sure where it was and we, for certain, did not know where we were going. We were unclear even if we were going to a gallery, someone’s studio or someone’s house. None-the-less, we enjoyably buzzed through the colorful, modernist, somewhat run down streets of Havanna and we were thrilled to be in Cuba for this event. The closer we got to the venue the less certain our taxi driver was that this is where we wanted to be in this particular neighborhood. It wasn’t until we saw 4 women dressed, in what seemed to us as art gallery opening attire, did we know we had indeed arrived to find our community.

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We entered through a courtyard where one of the artist’s homes is located. His house was going to be the main venue for showing, It was a lively, positive atmosphere and the local neighbors mixed well with the artists for a festive art reception. That artist whose home we were inhabiting was the alluring and luminous Nonardo Perea. We had recently friended Nonardo on Facebook and he was one of the artists we most wanted to meet. This evening we also met the organizers Yanelys Nuñez Leyva and Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and they could not have been more hospitable, engaging, charismatic and attractive.

Nonardo presented his work on the walls of his house in every room. We enjoyed walking into his bedroom and admit to peeping into his closet. We noticed illustrations we enjoyed on his refrigerator and later in the night he actually gave them to us as gifts. A lot of Nonardo’s work revolved around gay and transsexual themes and he expressed this through some scintillating manipulated photos, collages, illustrations and even a video. Most of them, he used him self as the model. We were floored. We loved his work as much as we knew we would love him. He also has two of the cutest dogs you may ever run across.

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Another artist showing this evening was Francisco Mëndez. His performance involved locking himself in the bathroom and shouting ‘Ya me canse’ at the top of his lungs over and over again while the reception went on outside of the bathroom, in Nonardo’s bedroom. Ya me canse means ‘I’m tired of this’ which is in reference to what a Mexican Police chief said while looking for the bodies of missing people. It is what the Mexican people think over and over and feel nobody hears them. It was a very powerful enactment.

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Also worth mentioning was the fact that the participants of this Bienal were harassed by the government of Cuba. The Cuban artists were subject to arrests, interrogations and threats. We met an artist there that night who was originally supposed to be in the Bienal but pulled out in the last minute in fear of threats he received about his employment. Cuba is not an easy place to express oneself.

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It was fantastic party. The hosts of 00Bienal de La Habana could not have been warmer or more welcoming. Never letting our glasses be less the half full, checking on us, engaging us in conversation, introducing us around. They basically shared their lives with us. We also rejoiced in the fact that we were in a real Cuban neighborhood., one tourists probably never entertain to visit. We bought tamales from a bucket, walked around the neighborhood and almost got into a game of domino with some of the older men in the streets.

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3 Cuban Artists You Need to Know - 3 Artistas Cubanos que Debe Conocer

by the-biennial-project 15. July 2018 15:53

We were honored to participate in the recent 00Bienal de La Habana, and thrilled to begin friendships with the amazing artists who organized it. We hope to continue to collaborate with them in as many ways as possible. To begin this process, we would like to share with our audience a series of interviews we are doing with three of them. First question:

Fue un honor de participar en el reciente 00Bienal de La Habana, y nos sintimos emocionados de comenzar amistades con los artistas  con los artistas increibles que la organizaron. Esperamos seguir colaborando con ellos de la mayor cantidad de maneras posibles. Para comenzar este proceso, nos gustaría compartir con nuestro público una serie de entrevistas que hacemos ahora con tres de ellos. Primera pregunta:

WHY DO YOU MAKE ART?

POR QUE USTED HACE EL ARTE?*

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara answers:

Art has been with me since I was a child. Even without knowing about the art world, I gave shape to different materials - imitating what was around me.

My desire to be famous, and to break with the reality of deprivation and violence in which I lived led me to practice sports from childhood through adolescence.

But there was something that I was missing deeper than being good or not in athletics. My concern for people and my desire to improve the world a little bit caused the first break with my sports career.

Later it was the discovery of the world, language and power of art. From that moment of symbiosis I began a continuous aesthetic experimentation coupled with an insatiable struggle for human improvement. Searches that after all were based in that profound passion - the capacity and the possibility to manipulate  the visual.

Art is the prism through which all my horrors, mistakes, depressions, loves and my activism for people pass.

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Respuesta de Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara:

El arte me acompaña desde niño. Sin tener conciencia del mundo del arte le daba formas a diferentes materiales imitando lo que me rodeaba.

Mi deseo de ser famoso, y de romper con la realidad de carencias y violencias en la que vivía me llevaron a practicar deportes desde la niñez hasta la adolescencia, pero había algo que me faltaba más allá de que pudiese ser bueno o no en el atletismo.

Mi preocupación por el ser humano y me deseo de mejorar un poco el mundo, generó la primera ruptura con mi carrera deportiva. Luego fue el descubrimiento del mundo, el lenguaje y el poder del arte.

A partir de ese momento de simbiosis comencé una continua experimentación estética aparejada por una insaciable lucha por el mejoramiento humano. Búsquedas que al final se encontraban en esa pasión profunda, que era la habilidad y la posibilidad de manipulación de la visualidad.

El arte es un punto donde pasan todos mis horrores, errores, depresiones, amores y mi activismo en pro de las personas.

Yanelys Nuñez Leyva answers:

Art is my motivation. The incredible possibility of human beings to be creative seems to me superior to our self-destructive desire, so I try to be as close to our cultural production, to be part of that medium that I feel proud and at ease.

Art is beauty as well as a continuous questioning of reality. To contribute to it’s struggles, it’s improvement and it’s promotion allows me to enjoy life and to be an active character in the world.

The human being can transform and ennoble society through art, and for this reason all support becomes necessarily insufficient.

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Respuesta de Yanelys Nuñez Leyva

El arte es mi móvil. La increíble posibilidad del ser humano de ser creativo me parece superior a su afán autodestructivo, por eso trato de estar lo más cerca de su producción cultural, de ser parte de ese medio del que me siento orgullosa y a gusto.

El arte es belleza a la vez que es continuo cuestionamiento de la realidad. Contribuir a sus luchas, a su mejoramiento, a su promoción, me permite disfrutar la vida a la vez que ser un personaje activo del mundo.

El ser humano puede transformar y ennoblecer la sociedad a través del arte por esto todo el apoyo se hace insuficiente, necesario.

Nonardo Parea answers:

"Since I was a child I always believed that my life would have to be somehow connected to art, that is why in my career I have made art as much as was possible - it is something that I have within me, and that is necessary for me. For me the artistic process, influencing my way of seeing things, is so necessary that creativity nourishes me as a food, if I didn’t make art I would not survive. Art helps me to free my demons, that is why I have worked in different media, such as photography, literature, audiovisual, acting and performance. I have always been interested in everything that has to do with the creative, and being an artist somehow makes me feel like a better human being, and much more free, even if I am not.

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Repuesta de Nonardo Parea

"Desde niño siempre creí que mi vida tendría que estar de alguna manera ligada al arte, es por eso que en mi trayectoria he realizado arte de acuerdo a mis posibilidades, es algo que llevo dentro de mi, y de lo que tengo necesidad, para mí los procesos artísticos, influyen en mi forma de ver las cosas, es tan necesaria la creatividad que me sirve como un alimento, si no hago arte no vivo, me ayuda a liberar mis demonios, es por ello que he trabajado en diferentes  modalidades, como la fotografia, la literatura, el audiovisual, la actuación y el performance. Siempre he estado interesado en todo lo que tenga que ver con lo creativo, y ser artista de algún modo me hace sentir ser un mejor ser humano, y mucho más libre, aunque no lo sea.

Hear are The Biennial Project 00Bienal de La Habana Artist Trading Cards we did for these 3 wonderful artists:

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CARTA ABIERTA DE LA 00BIENAL DE LA HABANA

OPEN LETTER FROM THE 00BIENAL DE LA HABANA

Todo lo bueno de esta traducción vino de Laura Torres, el resto es de Anna Salmeron.       

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What it means to howl in Cuba

by the-biennial-project 27. May 2018 16:26

The formal mission of The Biennial Project is to “develop a body of work that will be displayed in as many biennial exhibits as possible (especially the really cool ones)”.

Our informal mission is to raise just as much hell as humanly possible.

Rarely have these two goals dovetailed as effortlessly as during our recent participation in the 00Bienal de La Habana. The 00Bienal de La Habana took place this May, and was organized by an ad hoc coalition of Cuban artists in response to the state-organized Habana Bienal being postponed from this year to 2019 in response to very difficult economic conditions on the island.

The organizing artists took great pains to make it clear that they were not anti anything. Rather they were in favor of the necessary role that art and artists must play, ever more so in challenging times.

The 00Biennial de La Habana received no institutional funding, relying instead on the organizing artists’ Herculean efforts in pulling off a multi-venue 10 day schedule of events that showcased the art of fascinating Cuban artists as well as that of many invited international artists (including us!). It tires us out just thinking about how much work this must have entailed.

One might think that the Cuban authorities would have been just proud as punch to have these fantastic young artists taking so much responsibility and putting such a positive face forward to the world.

Unfortunately that would be the case only in the Cuba we wish existed, not in the one these artists live and work in today.

So, to sum up, we risked investigation by the U.S. State Department to travel to another country to participate in an art event that was denounced and harassed by that country’s government. We guess artists are seen as a threat just about everywhere.

And what a great fucking trip it was! Incredible! How we got so lucky to be part of it we are still not sure. Our best guess is that somewhere in our youth or childhood, we must have done something good. In any event, it was amazing. No way can we do justice to it in one post (more to come – we promise!), but here follows the CliffsNotes version.

SO many artists put themselves out there to make this happen – with the two lead organizers being just goddamned paragons of artistic and human wonderfulness – (yes of course we did Artist Trading Cards on the participating artists – again, more on that later) - Yanelys and Luis – you are really tooooo extraordinary!

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The exhibitions and presentations – in artists’ homes, studios, the beach – were electric and suffused with the heady energy of direct artist to artist exchange and support. Artists just doing it, instead of waiting for the powers that be to it for them. (Not a bad idea wherever you live, we thinks.) So much fun. So much food for thought. So many new connections with artists that we are thrilled to now know about and be able to follow. A thrilling model for what a biennial exhibit can look like.

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And because it was us, hanging out in a gorgeous country with intrepid (and photogenic!) co-conspirators (including our new BFF Nonardo Perea – more on him later of course), there were a few pictures.

SEE A FEW MORE PICS FROM CUBA

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We promise to write more, but in the meantime here are some links to other articles about this remarkable event:

Hyperallergic - The Importance of Havana’s First Alternative Biennial for the Cuban Art Scene

Artforum - Cuba Detains Artists, Threatens Participants of First Alternative Havana Biennial

Artnet - Cuba Abruptly Turns Away Artists as ‘Dozens of Agents’ Prowl Havana’s Alternative Biennial

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Boston Biennial 5 Accepted Video Work

by the-biennial-project 18. March 2018 12:55

Bill Psarras, Messenger

'Messenger' constitutes a peripatetic poem, which combines site-specific elements of a walking performance for camera, the accompanying object of light bulb, personal poetry and soundscape. It explores the idea of returning to the intimate – in an imaginary and geographical matrix – as a solitary ambulatory process of transmitting the message with future potential.

China Blue Wong, Imagining Blue

“Imagining Blue” is an interactive brainwave sculpture that uses the participants’ minds to dynamically control the light, the motion and the sounds of the sculpture. This work gives the audience a previously unexplored view of the workings of their own minds. It enables users to observe their own current brain in action. The music is based on the sounds of neurons firing and breathing.

Francois-Xavier de Costerd, Maybe We'll Have Another Chance

As Trump explains how he does not believe in global warming and climate change, a simple green alpine valley turns into a theater for all threats to its pristine setting. A storm of digital flakes made of satellite views of Las Vegas, Boston, New York, London and Paris engulfs the valley. As the president declares that we should have kept the oil from Iraq, a satellite view of Baghdad hangs over the valley, quickly swallowed up by a view from Irving TX, home of the Exxon Corp. The abyss the world faces is reflected in the shell of our planet splintering into oblivion. The title double meaning echoes Trump’s wish to go back to Iraq and get the oil, but also our slim chance of fixing this crisis

Francois-Xavier de Costerd, The Death of Painting in the Age of Digital Over Production

This piece is an ode to painting inspired by Gerhard Richter's painting patterns. As a tongue in cheek Andy Warhol is interviewed by the BBC about his art practice, the production of his print screens, and how important it is to produce a lot of paintings, a digital maelstrom of paint colors ensues with infinite reproductions. Andy’s wish of painting like a machine is made real. The painting studio becomes the time studio, as Andy considers his age and mortality, his voice like a memory fading into a heavenly ether.


Kei Ito, Thirst

This work is based on the story my grandfather told me. If the death was the first thing the A-bomb gave to the people in Hiroshima, burnt flesh and unbearable thirst was the next. Many survivors jumped into a river to ease their deadly thirst though many of them were drown. By the next morning, the river was filled with bodies staring at the sky and the sun.

Tran Trong Vu, Correspondences of a solitary man

Installation of a text the artist has written for 21 days as a diary. Printed on A4 paper, and installed under fluorescent light.

Barbara Felix, Ribbon Dancer

A short experimental stop motion animation shot with green screen on a small green screen stage built for upcoming claymation animation work. I used transparent wide glittery ribbon that gave unanticipated but interesting results. It has original music created with Garage Band on my iPhone. It was edited with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro and Audition.

Farzin Foroutan, Topography of soil emerge

To me, soil is the first abstraction of an archive; something more than what you walk and lie on. Soil is the memory of centuries; the archive of the memory of humankind; and when my body unites with it, I can experience those memories.

Farzin Foroutan, Anonymous Doors

Belonging to nowhere. Somewhere between the outside and inside.Among mute reality and blind imagination. Here could be an exact place not belonging to us but hence is closer than anywhere. Unknown and exotic places seem more familiar from faraway and between the doors.

Crystal Heiden, iceland on icleand

in this video I combine multiple fragments pulled from a single take while driving down a single road passing a single mountain to examine the landscape at all angles of that singular place

Dimitrije Martinovic, The Contorted Regard

At the heart of THE CONTORTED REGARD is the notion that the “rant” may be used as a method of explicating the prevalence of existential threats. Which is to say that the rant is in essence a form of purging of that, which is unwanted, that which we are haunted by - the rant is arrogance and mediocrity combined with pride, shame, and fear.


Elizabeth Michelman, CHANGE

A proselytizing church door beckons; a laundromat buzzes and thumps; snowbanks light up as cars blink past in the cacophony of an ordinary New England town on a winter’s night. Our pilgrim traverses the workaday world ---profane, tedious, grating, yet marked with moments of transcendence. Written language posted at the scene escorts us through and returns us to our own lives----changed?

CHRISTINE PALAMIDESSI, bodyofwork

artist as model riffing on 1. prehistory art when humans used their skin as canvas; 2. the work of Yves Klein, early pioneer of performance art 3. fingerprinting in the police station 4. sports fans painting their faces, etc, to show support of teams

Laura Torres, LOS HIJOS DE PAPÁ INOCENCIO (The Children of Papa Inocencio)


A family fights and schemes over who will be buried in a mausoleum built by their grandfather, after they discover that the mausoleum has historical significance.

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Boston Biennial 5 Accepted Artist List

by the-biennial-project 17. March 2018 14:27

Here is the list of accepted work for BB5 – excluding video work (we will post that list in next 2 days).

Leigh Yardley, Relic  
Leigh Yardley,  The Tallette is Dry  
Coral Woodbury,  Mend 
Coral Woodbury,The New Dictionary of Thoughts  Standard Book Co. 1954: Heaven 
China Blue Wong, Mind
Michelle Woitzel, Intrigue 
Carolyn Wirth, Earthly Paradise 
Katie Wild, A Shocking Turn of Events  
Jesse Wiedel, The Dark Side 
Paul Weiner, Night in Venice 
Lars Vilhelmsen, moment and rest I 
paul Valadez, sopa albino  
paul Valadez, tener un punto 
Tran Trong Vu, The meeting point Installation  
Tran Trong Vu, A partition of chance Painting/Drawing  
NANCY CHEE-KWAN TONG, Frog 2017  
NANCY CHEE-KWAN TONG, Unpredictable Series - White 2017 
Keith Tang, 2001 
David Stickney, Godzilla vs Rockport 
Michael St.Germain, untitled 
Michael St.Germain, untitled  
Qing Song, Cigarette Girls 3  
Marlene Siff, Septet   
Roxanna Sierra, Bridge # 1 
George Shaw, UNTITLED 
George Shaw, UNTITLED  
Victoria Schepps, Subway Breakdancers  
joan ryan, Life on the Noon
joan ryan, Card Games 
joan ryan, Escaping the Rabbit Hole 
Alexandra Rozenman, Moving in with Winslow Homer 
Thomas Roth, No-183
Thomas Roth, No-152 
Ruth Rosner, GUARDIANS AT THE GATE Women Who Witness Series 
Ruth Rosner, THE RUINS OF THE FAMILIAR [What Resonated] Refugee Women Series 
Ruth Rosner, ECHOES OF VOICES [Broken Steps] Refugee Women Series/On the Journey
Lisa Reindorf, Neon Isles   
Lisa Reindorf, Neon City 
Bill Psarras, To the Unknown Place   
Alison Pruchansky,  Fleur-tile 7 
R. Prost, Veritas No. 47 
Kevin Porter, resolve 
Heather Park Hanlon, ChurchFire - An Installation view 2 
CHRISTINE PALAMIDESSI, The Prometheus Lights   
CHRISTINE PALAMIDESSI, Releasing Blackbirds from Left Shoulder   
Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, Death of A Refugee   
Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, Hometown Left Behind   
paul ott, woods hole  
Jean Noon, Inside Outside 
Erica Nazzaro, Tiny Cabin   
Jeannie Motherwell, Chrysalis  
Jeannie Motherwell, Sol 
Matthew McKee,  Honey Doo! 
Matthew McKee, First Place Burn   
Matthew McKee, Breakfast of Champions 
J Fredric May, Author's Hallucination No. 3 "Les" 
Cynthia Maurice, FIGURE 1 
Dave Martsolf, Windows of Allegory 
Virginia Mahoney, Make-Shift Work Vest
Adamo Macri, Phenotype Bardo  
Madeleine Lord, CORE 
Samantha Lindsay, You Will Get There  
Charlie Lemay, A. I.  
Myung Hwan LEE, Dead hero 
Myung Hwan LEE,  wearing aquarium  
Louise Laplante,  Ancient  Original  Modern Fables and Hares 
Jean-Francois Lanthier, Speak from the heart  
Kristin Krimmel, Site Warrior 
Kristin Krimmel, Yellow Construction Fence 
Kristin Krimmel, Spectacles
Laura Krasnow, Dark Matter #8   
Laura Krasnow, The Day The Earth Stood Still  
Kara Krantz, Vestiges  
Kara Krantz, Fractured  
Kara Krantz, Shattered  
Walter Kopec, The Last Dog Eats Alone (small)   
Walter Kopec, Helping Make America Great Again (PRO/CON STITUTION)  
Walter Kopec, Neighborly Lifestyles of the Richer and Thinner [ENVY] 
Lee Kilpatrick, Easter Dinner 
Lee Kilpatrick, Watching The Olympics   
Marjorie Kaye, MESSAGES  
Marjorie Kaye, SPIDER HATCHERY   
MARCO JIMENEZ, Shirley tempera 
MARCO JIMENEZ, Imperatrix reflexionis 
Kei Ito, Infertile American Dream (Installation shot)  
Joan Bemel Iron Moccasin, Distance Pain  Aerie Lake Cabin  
Clint Imboden, broken "crutch bottoms"  
Clint Imboden, flowers 
STACEY HETHERINGTON, Rain Date  
Crystal Heiden, Mountains 5 
Susan Harmon, before her mind broke 
Al Harden, brown Targets Bleed Red 
Al Harden, We Are One II 
Leigh Hall, Emerson Woods 
Leigh Hall, Meded Stones
Bela Gold, Family- IDENTITIES JAMBERLIN-A  
Erik Gehring, Paperbark Maple 
hal gage, Abstraction #3  
Faith Gabel, Dot's Life  
Diane Francis, Old and New  
farzin foroutan, I'm not here  Even not there 
farzin foroutan, I'm not here  Even not there  
Lynda Fatalo, For Rent 
Catherine Evans, Thistle - Carbone Park Maynard 
Catherine Evans, Electric Blue
Tom Estes, Escape Velocity Jellyfish In Space  
Barbara Eskin, CUT OUT/TWOSOME 
Sigrid Ehemann, Style Tips for the Invisible Woman   
Sigrid Ehemann, Style Tips for the Invisible Woman   
Sigrid Ehemann, Style Tips for the Invisible Woman  
Steven Edson, Urban Walls 05   
Katharine Dufault, Evening Walk  
Gary Duehr, Arena: Capt. America   
Gary Duehr, Arena: Fuck You  
Chloe DuBois, Systemic Tension  
Chloe DuBois, Agitated Potential 
Darlene DeVita, Be Here Now Havana Cuba 
Darlene DeVita, Cambodia 2017 
Anna C Curtin, Technicolor Rain   
Marie Craig, Beijing Archway 3   
Gay Cox, Psalm 56  
Gay Cox, Psalm 143:3 4 6 
Christine Comeau, Rituels   
Christine Comeau, Mutations/Rituels
Christine Comeau, Mutations  
Christine Comeau, Inventer le pays  
Yvonne Cilia, Let Me Walk With You 
Ben Carroll, Seat Taken  
Joe Carpineto, Walk-about  
patricia burson, House #55 
Karen Burgess, Terracotta Trooper   
Karen Burgess, Treeform 2   
Karen Burgess, Digital Cowboy
Maggi Brown, The Disconnect   
Maggi Brown, Red Glow 
Jan Brandt, Detail  Happy Contagion 
Jan Brandt, Art Baby 
Jan Brandt, Happy Contagion  
Ryan Bouchard, Untitled  
Jo-Ann Boback, Audacious 
William Bloomfield, Untitled4 
John Blom, The Loop 
Markus Blaus, Chicago Shower  
Markus Blaus, Pompei Charlie  
Lois Bennett, Complicated Spirit   
KEN BECKLES, Evil Eye 
David R  Banta, Umbrella Lady
Manss Aval, Fifth Dimension  
Stephanie Arnett, Shine  
Stephanie Arnett, Puppeteers 
Stephanie Arnett, Native Structures 4244.8
Jelena, Abstract blue  Sea and the sky
Jelena Antic,  Will You Follow? IV 
Anne Anicet. Linhas à Mostra 6  
Anne Anicet. Linhas à Mostra 3 
Julie Angela Theresa, Nope 
Julie Angela Theresa, Paint Me 
Nancy Anderson, Portrait of a Jack Russell 
Nancy Anderson, Hydrocodone 
Jessica Andersen, Quick  Act Happy! Paint
B Amore, Canterbury Pilgrims 
B Amore, Tree of Life detail 
Dorette Amell, More Alike than Not Alike 
Sara Amato-Gentric,
The kiss

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a valentine for you…..

by the-biennial-project 11. February 2018 16:44

The Biennial Project LOVES LOVES LOVES “living these lives in art” as our close friend Jerry Saltz calls it. No joke, seriously, he actually said that. To us. About us. His exact words were “I truly envy you all for these lives lived in art…” We know it sounds just like something that we would make up, but in this case we did not have to. Seriously.

Anyway, back to the lives lived in art thing. The current project of these lives lived in art is our fifth edition of the Boston Biennial. We are getting to experience and promote SO MUCH EXCELLENT ART! We are thrilled to be able to share it with you and everyone out there.

We had planned on closing for submissions on this Wednesday February 14th, but because our inboxes are full of requests for extensions (we get it, we can never finish stuff on time either – we think it’s an artist thing), we have decided to extend the deadline to March 1st. Consider it our valentine to everyone who has been thinking about entering but has yet to get to it. So keep those amazing entries coming, we can’t wait to see your work!

ENTER THE BOSTON BIENNIAL 5

In the meantime, here are some very cool recent entries that strike us as in the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day.

Woodbury_Coral_2_825_4___Mend

Mend, by Coral Woodbury

Lanthier_Jean-Francois_1_960_4___Speak_from_the_heart

Speak from the heart, by Jean-Francois Lanthier

Wodarek_James_2_1168_4___Defende

Defende, by James Wodarek

Roth_Thomas_9_1236_4___No-77

No-77, by Thomas Roth

Kopec_Walter_4_204_4___Helping_Make_America_Great_Again_(PRO_CON_STITUTION)

Helping Make America Great Again (PRO/CON STITUTION), by Walter Kopec

XXOO,

The Biennial Project

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more great work being submitted to the Boston Biennial 5…….

by the-biennial-project 5. February 2018 16:42

DeVita_Darlene_1_444_4___Cambodia__2017

Darlene DeVita

gage_hal_3_638_4___Abstraction__3ALASKA

Hal Gage

Imboden_Clint_1_680_4___rims__1_Hyatt_Place_installationImboden_Clint_2_680_4___flowers

Clint Imboden

Lord_Madeleine_1_314_4___CORE

Madeleine Lord

Noon_Jean_2_1207_4___Inside_Outside

Jean Noon

Park_Hanlon_Heather_6_1212_4___ChurchFire-_In_Progress

Heather Park Hanlon

ENTER YOUR WORK HERE

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from the U.S. to Quebec to Greece to Korea to Australia……

by the-biennial-project 14. January 2018 13:10

More exceptional work

being submitted to the

Boston Biennial 5

Extraordinary art from

artists around the world:

Woodbury_Coral_1_825_4___The_New_Dictionary_of_Thoughts__Standard_Book_Co__1954__Heaven

          Coral Woodbury, Massachusetts

ryan_joan_2_119_4___Card_Gamesryan_joan_3_119_4___Life_on_the_Noon

          Joan Ryan, Massachusetts

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          Ruth Rosner, Massachusetts

Heiden_Crystal_2_1164_4___iceland_on_icleandCT

          Crystal Heiden, Connecticut       

             WATCH VIDEO HERE

Comeau_Christine_6_1165_4___Mutations_RituelsComeau_Christine_7_1165_4___Rituels

          Christine Comeau, Quebec, Canada

Psarras_Bill_2_796_4___Urban_HaloGREECE

          Bill Psarras, Greece

      WATCH VIDEO HERE

LEE_Myung_Hwan_2_1184_4___wearing_aquariumKOREALEE_Myung_Hwan_3_1184_4___Dead_heroLEE_Myung_Hwan_1_1184_4___Portable_chair_and__bedKOREA

          Myung Hwan LEE, South Korea

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          Karen Burgess, Australia

Enter the Boston Biennial 5

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from MA to NY to NE to CA to IRAN…….

by the-biennial-project 25. December 2017 17:19

SO MUCH COOL WORK being submitted to the

Boston Biennial 5

Wonderful work from artists NEAR -

(MASSACHUSETTS)

Motherwell_Jeannie_2_33_4___Chrysalis

Chrysalis by Jeannie Motherwell, see more HERE

McKee_Matthew_6_1131_4___Honey_Doo!

Honey Doo!  by Matthew McKee, see more HERE 

Kopec_Walter_2_204_4___Neighborly_Lifestyles_of_the_Richer_and_Thinner_[ENVY]

Neighborly Lifestyles of the Richer and Thinner [ENVY] by Walter Kopec, see more HERE

LESS NEAR -

(NEW YORK)

Dufault_Katharine_3_1155_4___Evening_Walk

Evening Walk by Katharine Dufault, see more HERE

(NEBRASKA)

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Intrigue by Michelle Woitzel, see more HERE

(CALIFORNIA)

Wiedel_Jesse_2_1147_4___The_Dark_Side

The Dark Side by Jesse Wiedel, see more HERE

and across the ocean FAR (IRAN)

foroutan_farzin_1_253_4___I_m_not_here__Even_not_there

I'm not here, Even not there by Farzin Foroutan, see more HERE

WE LOVE IT ALL!!!

ENTER YOUR WORK IN THE BOSTON BIENNIAL 5!

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