Contemporary art counter narratives to the relationship between technology and society.

OPEN was a contemporary art gallery which operated from April 2016 through November 2017 in the retail space of 201 South St in Boston, over by South Station. We opened with a curatorial mission to exhibit critical work that dealt with the relationship between society and technology, and ran the following 6 exhibitions:

  1. Active Fields April 29th – May 25th, 2016 - Kawandeep Virdee installed a series of anti-procedural drawings..
  2. Friend or Follow » May 27th – June 15th, 2016 Lauren McCarthy assembled five performance and sculptural works that examinded or satirized tech mediated life.
  3. Connecting June 17th – July 29th, 2016 Shantel Martin created new works made with drawing implements that she had designed, 3d printed, and open sourced.
  4. Body Politic January 13th – February 24th, 2017 Group exhibition showing intersectional critiques of wearable Tech from Ani Liu, Ayo Okunseinde, Azra Aksamija, Emmeline Franklin, Brittany Cohen, Lauren McCarthy, Manisha Mohan, Pedro Oliveira, Sophia Brueckner, Wiena Lin, and Xuedi Chen (guest curated by Laura Zittrain).
  5. Mind the Machine June 9th – July 21st, 2017 Shantell Martin returns to the Gallery with computational neuroscientist collaborator Sarah Schwettmann to exhibit the AI that they created together.
  6. Luxury Waters September 29th – November 3rd, 2017 Pat Falco created a fake retail sales office for an absurd luxury real estate development and a policy platform for addressing housing justice in Boston.

Each of the gallery's 6 exhibitions focused on the social impact of Tech, through painting, sculture, installation and performance. Over the course of operation the gallery became increasingly political, culminating in Pat Falco's Luxury Waters, which displayed both the artists personal reaction to tech gentrification along side a policy platform for housing justice in Boston.

The gallery was directed by Boaz Sender, and funded by Bocoup.