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About the Exhibition
“Proof Read: An exhibition on Boston Art Review and how to confirms community” is an exhibition by Boston Art Review created in partnership with the Art Education Department at MassArt. Featuring original proofs from previous issues of the publication, this exhibition offers a visual exploration into how the magazine is produced, how community building and education intersect, and the important role writing plays in supporting, recognizing, and celebrating Boston’s arts ecosystem. “Proof Read” will be on view in MassArt’s Arnheim Gallery from Wednesday, November 8 until Thursday, November 16.
The Arnheim Gallery is on the first floor of MassArt’s South Building, and is free and open to the public.
About the Opening Reception + PanelWednesday, November 8, 2023
In a warm and candid discussion, BAR editor-in-chief Jameson Johnson and the inaugural Boston Art Writing Fellows Poppy Livingstone and Tima Swaray will explore what they’ve learned from year one of the intensive youth-writing initiative and share insights and inspiration for those looking to support their community by developing an art writing practice.
The exhibition will feature never-before-shared-proofs from previous issues of the magazine as well as a reading area with other regional art publications.
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
About the Speakers
Jameson Johnson is the founder and editor-in-chief at Boston Art Review. Her research practice is rooted in the exploration and preservation of narratives through contemporary information archives. She serves on the board of Catalyst Conversations and is a member of the Foundry Advisory Committee.
Poppy Livingstone is an artist and arts writer whose research explores safety, space, and selfhood through interdisciplinary projects. They are the founder and editor-in-chief of Mister Magazine and an inaugural Boston Art Writing Fellow. They are earning their BA in sociocultural anthropology at Boston University.
Fatima “Tima” Swaray is a Sierra-Leonian multimedia artist and storyteller raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently based in Boston, where she is an inaugural Boston Art Writing Fellow and studying business of creative enterprises, publishing, and art history at Emerson College.
This exhibition is organized by Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Lecturer and Saturday Studios Director at MassArt
November 14, 2023
On view daily, 10am—6pm
Arnheim Gallery, MassArt
South Hall, 1st Floor
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115