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Exhibition by Marilyn Arsem of Documentation of 100 Ways to Consider Time @Boston Cyberarts Gallery

  • Boston Cyberarts Gallery 141 Green Street Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 United States (map)

Fridays – Sundays, September 8 – 24, 2017
Boston Cyberarts Hosts Mobius : Exhibition by Marilyn Arsem of Documentation of 100 Ways to Consider Time
Marilyn Arsem

Fridays – Sundays, September 8 - 24, noon to 6 pm:  
Opening event, Friday, September 8 at 6 pm
Closing event, Sunday, September 24 at 6 pm

This exhibition of the documentation of Marilyn Arsem’s 100 day performance, 100 Ways to Consider Time, which took place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from November, 2015- February, 2016, was recently shown in Italy at the Venice International Performance Art Week. The exhibition includes descriptions of each day’s action, photos, video, audio, writing by the audience, and artifacts from the performances.  The artist will also be present.

Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances, to large scale, site-specific works incorporating installation and performance.  Arsem has presented work at festivals, conferences, alternative spaces, galleries, museums and universities in 28 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  Arsem was the 2015 recipient of the Maud Morgan Prize at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she presented a 100-day performance from November 9, 2015 to February 19 2016. In 2016 she traveled to opposite ends of the globe to participate in Conflicta 2016: 4th Laboratorio Internacional de Performance, in Patagonia, Chile and in Arctic Action Live Art Festival Spitzbergen 2016, in the Arctic Circle in Svalbard. She also participated in a residency in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the performance art group La Plataformance.  Arsem is a member of Mobius, Inc., an interdisciplinary collaborative of artists, which she founded in 1975. She taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 27 years, establishing one of the most extensive programs internationally in visually-based performance art.

Mobius Artists Group will be in residence at Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain for six weeks, from September 8 – October 15, 2017.  They will present four different programs that span the visual arts, performance art, video, and music, by group members as well as international artists.  The gallery is located at 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, on the plaza level at the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line.

Marilyn Arsem, Day 99: Salt in 100 Ways to Consider Time, 100 6-hour durational performances at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 9, 2015 – February 19, 2016, Photo by Mark Solinsky