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PREVIEW: DYSTOPIA

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dys·to·pi·a: An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.

Our favorite indie publication, Spirited Magazine, is presenting its seventh issue, DYSTOPIA, this weekend in a gallery showcase of live music and art. Appropriately titled, the current issue is a poignant survey of artists who work thematically about humanity, self-identity, and the creative struggle.

“We’ve assembled a long-form and picturesque collection comprised of and by our heroes and friends who have visually explored losing track of the moment,” describes Editor-in-chief Amanda Antunes about the issue seven,

“That moment in which every human’s strength becomes his weakness.”

DYSTOPIA merges articles, poems, and editorial spreads by regional artists, including an essay on Anthony Palocci Jr. by curator Leonie Bradbury, lithography prints by Katie O’Brien, and fashion photography by Sarah Ann Loreth.  Bringing works into a live context, Saturday’s event will screen Celia Rowlson Hall‘s film All The World’s a Stage, a parallel to her in-print interview with Antunes.

(Preview: All The World’s a Stage / Lithograph: Katie O’Brien)

The issue marks it’s sixth installation event: this time to be hosted at MAKE/SHIFT, a co-working studio in Boston’s South End.  The studio— which provides affordable, centralized office spaces for artists, designers and writers—has facilitated several curatorial projects since its inception in 2011, ranging from networking events to experimental performances and concerts. Issues of the magazine will be available here to browse and buy.

Come out. Be Spirited.

DYSTOPIA: LIVE INSTALLATION BY SPIRITED MAGAZINE
SAT 3.16.13
MAKE/SHIFT STUDIO
549 COLUMBUS AVE.
BOSTON
8PM/ALL AGES/FREE
@SPIRITEDMAG
SPIRITEDMAG.COM

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