Blog / Boston grooves to “The Record”


By Wendy

Just in time for national Record Store Day the exhibition “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (April 15). Clearly the city of Boston has embraced the first exhibition devoted to the culture of vinyl records in contemporary art!

The New York Times
gave the exhibition a nod in Sunday’s paper.
The Boston Globe’s Sebastian Smee said the exhibition “spins magic and substance.”

Geoff Edgers, filmmaker and arts writer at The Boston Globe calls the exhibition “really intriguing” in his video, and interviews several artists for his accompanying story.  Check out WBUR’s  Morning Edition, with a story by Bob Oakes; also The Boston Herald’s review; a spread in The Boston Phoenix including a reprint of Dave Tompkins’ essay in “The Record” catalogue (with a nice illustration) and a feature on the exhibition; a feature on WGBH Greater Boston and a review of the catalogue in PopMatters.

The new issue of Shelf Unbound features The Record and reprints the essay by Piotr Orlov in the exhibition catalogue.

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