Northeastern Gallery 360

Northeastern Gallery 360 Gallery 360 is a contemporary art project space and learning lab that generates innovative, interdisciplinary, and curriculum-integrated exhibitions and public programs.
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Gallery 360 celebrates creative expression and the visual arts. It advances Northeastern’s mission to enrich the intellectual lives of students and the broader community through creative endeavors. This elegant, 1,000-square-foot space displays works by emerging local, national, and international artists. The gallery operates year-round in Ell Hall, with easy access from Curry Student Center.

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Our Gallery co-op, Avery, and our student workers, are excited to welcome you back to Gallery 360! The Gallery is open t...
09/11/2020

Our Gallery co-op, Avery, and our student workers, are excited to welcome you back to Gallery 360! The Gallery is open to Northeastern University staff, students, and faculty. You can still come and see Helina Metaferia 'Against a Sharp White Background' through September 16th, which closed early in the spring due to Covid-19.

Please help us #protectthepack by:
• wearing a mask (as at all times on campus);
• entering and exiting as per the new, uni-directional signs in the Gallery
• staying aware of social distance between you and other Gallery visitors
• waiting outside if the capacity limit (6 people, including student worker) has been reached
• sanitizing your hands at the sanitation stations at the entrance and exit
• not touching the art or anything else in the space (all interactive components and brochures are freely downloadable – follow the URLs and QR codes!)

#contemporaryart

In the spirit of Lucy Lippard’s work, we offer this final prompt in the #doithome project as a set of instructions to ta...
09/01/2020

In the spirit of Lucy Lippard’s work, we offer this final prompt in the #doithome project as a set of instructions to take with you into the world.

Lippard is an artist, writer, cultural critic, activist, and curator who has dedicated her life to challenging the ways in which the art world has been structured along exclusionary race, class, and gender lines.

Instead of posting your interpretation or response, we hope that these words will guide you, and prompt reflection on the complex and powerful role of artists.

@northeastern @curatorsintl #doithome

Last week people from across the @northeastern community sent in their #doithome interpretations of sitting with their b...
08/31/2020

Last week people from across the @northeastern community sent in their #doithome interpretations of sitting with their backs on nature. Here are a handful of our favorites.

You too can follow Gertrude Stein and sit with your back on nature! If you do, share your photo(s) with us by simply messaging us on Instagram or Facebook.

Visit us on Instagram tonight for the final prompt in our Northeastern #doithome series!
@curatorsintl

Based in Berlin, Iranian-Armenian artist Nairy Baghramian makes sculptures and installations from industrial materials, ...
08/25/2020

Based in Berlin, Iranian-Armenian artist Nairy Baghramian makes sculptures and installations from industrial materials, shaping mysterious organic forms that suggest relationships to the human body and landscape.

With this brief and enigmatic injunction, the artist invited you to explore and document your relationship with nature. Here is a @northeasterncamd staff member’s take on the prompt, lying on her back on the ground and looking up at the tall pines of Cathedral Pines of Eustis, Maine
#doithome @curatorsintl

Questions of language and communication fascinate artist and writer Joseph Grigely, who uses his artistic practice to th...
08/17/2020

Questions of language and communication fascinate artist and writer Joseph Grigely, who uses his artistic practice to think about how conversations might be represented in the absence - or in excess of - speech.

He’s also interested in archives and archival materials, and the narratives we construct from them. Perhaps it’s no surprise that he sets us the challenge, then, of making sense of a silent screen session.

@northeastern #doithome @curatorsintl

This past week, as part of our @northeastern #doithome  series, Raqs Media Collective (@raqsmediacollective) charged us ...
08/17/2020

This past week, as part of our @northeastern #doithome series, Raqs Media Collective (@raqsmediacollective) charged us with inventing book titles. Here are our favorite responses!

Don’t forget that you can submit responses to any of the #doithome prompts we’ve posted. Simply message us your work on Instagram or Facebook. You can also post your work to your own Instagram and tag us (@nugallery360).

Check back here later for the next prompt!
#doithome @curatorsintl

Comprised of independent media practitioners Jeebesh Bagchi (@jeebeshbagchi) Monica Narula (@monixa) and Shuddhabrata Se...
08/10/2020

Comprised of independent media practitioners Jeebesh Bagchi (@jeebeshbagchi) Monica Narula (@monixa) and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (@shuddha), Raqs Media Collective (formed in 1992) explains that “Raqs” is a Persian, Arabic and Urdu term for dance, as well as the specific state of mind and body that whirling dervishes enter into when they whirl. Perhaps particularly relevant to this prompt, it’s been suggested that “Raqs could [also] be an acronym for ‘rarely asked questions’.”

In 2010, they were artists in residence at our nearby Boston Institution, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (@gardnermuseum). Here is @northeastern anthropology student, Dani B’s answer to these “rarely asked questions” about the book titles you’d like to see in the world - what would yours be?

08/10/2020

Last week for #doithome we invited folks to “Doodle.” and discovered that one of our Northeastern University colleagues is an #artist.

Check out our favorite responses to Uri Aran’s instruction and get ready for the next prompt to be released on Instagram and Facebook this evening!
#doithome ICI (Independent Curators International)

Did you know that Northeastern University​'s Center for the Arts is partnering with the inaugural AREA CODE ART FAIR​ - ...
08/04/2020
Northeastern University Partners with AREA CODE, the First Art Fair Exclusively Featuring Contemporary Artists with Ties to New England - Northeastern CAMD

Did you know that Northeastern University​'s Center for the Arts is partnering with the inaugural AREA CODE ART FAIR​ - running through August - to support New England cultural ecosystems in the wake of Covid-19? Read more in the news piece below and check out the series of public programs and workshops you can participate in, organized by Northeastern Gallery 360​ curator Amy Halliday​, who is part of the volunteer team of Boston-area curators and artists who came together to create the initiative over just two months. https://camd.northeastern.edu/news/northeastern-university-partners-with-area-code/

Running from August 1-31, AREA CODE is not your average art fair. Informed by values of transparent experimentation and open access, for one thing, it is free for both exhibitors and viewers. The first contemporary art fair focused on New …

Uri Aran is an Israeli-born, New York-based artist best known for recontextualizing found materials from popular culture...
08/03/2020

Uri Aran is an Israeli-born, New York-based artist best known for recontextualizing found materials from popular culture, and for intricate tabletop sculpture arrangements that - though seemingly disorderly - reflect the difficult process of seeking and shaping order and meaning in our lives, through a combination of organization and chance, conscious and unconscious effort.

Take some time to document the doodle that you create while participating in yet another virtual meeting or online class as this weeks #doithome prompt. This example comes from the artist himself!

“Although doodling may look like nonsense, it is intrinsically linked to the subconscious, helps us to remember information, and provides reprieve from the information we must wade through and categorize on a daily basis. anyone can doodle and Aran invites you to draw and think alongside him...” says Independent Curators International (@curatorsintl), the producers of #doithome

Last week our #doithome instructions from artist Carrie Mae Weems (@carriemaeweems) were to “Face the daily force... and...
08/03/2020

Last week our #doithome instructions from artist Carrie Mae Weems (@carriemaeweems) were to “Face the daily force... and remember to dream.” Here are two responses:

The first three photos are a series taken of The Mural Project at New York City’s World Trade Centers, courtesy of College it Arts, Media and Design (@northeasterncamd) staff member and graduate student. A bright and colorful reminder of the strength of a city and a people.

The last is an aerial view of a Boston protest for racial justice, a form of collective dreaming and action. Courtesy of an @northeastern staff member.

@curatorsintl #doithome

This week’s prompt comes from one of today’s most influential contemporary US artists. Carrie Mae Weems (@carriemaeweems...
07/27/2020

This week’s prompt comes from one of today’s most influential contemporary US artists. Carrie Mae Weems (@carriemaeweems) is an artist and storyteller in word and image, best known for her photographs and short films that shape new narratives around women, people of color, and working class
communities.

“In the darkest hours, the struggle is to keep on pushing, to keep on advancing, to rebel and to protest, to lift our voices against all forms of injustice as we attempt to address the wrongs of the past, to move to higher ground and to hold on tighter to hope, to one another
and to love.” -Carrie Mae Weems, from a quote linked to the work Democracy for the
Unstoppable Campaign.

Here’s one local response to Weems’ prompt that reflects on how recent and ongoing Boston protests for racial justice are a form of collective dreaming and action for a better world.
#doithome @curatorsintl @northeastern

Here is our favorite response to artist Tracey Emin’s #doithome instructions! Create your own “strange web” and submit i...
07/27/2020

Here is our favorite response to artist Tracey Emin’s #doithome instructions!

Create your own “strange web” and submit it for our ongoing @northeastern #doithome virtual exhibition by messaging us directly on Instagram or Facebook. You can also post your work onto your own Instagram with the hashtag #doithome and @nugallery360 tagged.

Stay tuned for our week 5 artist instructions which will be posted here at 5 p.m.
@curatorsintl

This week’s artist’s instructions for you to #doithome come from Tracey Emin, a British artist known for her autobiograp...
07/20/2020

This week’s artist’s instructions for you to #doithome come from Tracey Emin, a British artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Her art is one of disclosure, using her life events and experiences as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture.

Here’s Northeastern Public Art Manager Thomas Vannatter’s take on Emin’s instructions. What’s yours?

Send in your submission by messaging us on Instagram or Facebook, or by posting your work to Instagram with the hashtag #doithome and us (@nugallery360) tagged in your post.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our third @northeastern #doithome artist prompt from Shilpa Gupta: Where do you c...
07/20/2020

Thank you to everyone who responded to our third @northeastern #doithome artist prompt from Shilpa Gupta: Where do you currently live virtually, mentally, philosophically, and physically?

Swipe through to see a few of the submissions and then tell us where YOU currently live. You can message us your submission via Instagram or Facebook. You can also post your response onto Instagram with the hashtag #doithome and @nugallery360 tagged.

We loved seeing all of the colorful interpretations of Etel Adnan’s #doithome instructions! Here are two of our favorite...
07/13/2020

We loved seeing all of the colorful interpretations of Etel Adnan’s #doithome instructions!

Here are two of our favorites: The first interpretation was created by @northeasterncamd Art + Design professor, Sophia Ainslie. The second was created by a @northeastern undergraduate student studying Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy.

Stay tuned for the third set of artist instructions later today!

From apps and AR to boardgames and books, sculpture and installation, check out this incredible work by 2020 Art + Desig...
07/07/2020

From apps and AR to boardgames and books, sculpture and installation, check out this incredible work by 2020 Art + Design seniors from Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design​! When they weren't able to have their usual physical exhibition due to Covid-19, they pivoted to an online platform instead.

The annual Senior Show for the Department of Art + Design highlights the broad array of projects — animations, apps, AR (augmented reality), books, games, identity projects, illustrations, information graphics, installations, paintings, photographs, sculptures, type design, videos, websites — that reflect the diversity of skills and interests in this year’s graduating class. Projects on display originated in the classroom, on co-op, or in the freelance marketplace. The work in this exhibition was submitted by the students and curated by the Art + Design faculty. https://camdseniorshow.com/

Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist Etel Adnan’s paintings - often abstract landscapes composed of brigh...
07/06/2020

Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist Etel Adnan’s paintings - often abstract landscapes composed of brightly-colored, rhythmically-interlocking shapes - reflect her deep love of the natural world.

Follow Adnan’s instructions and you too will become “an (almost) instant artist”: and don’t forget to wash your hands, she insists!

Here is a version created by an NU Marketing & Communication staff member using cray-pas, a thick type of oil pastel. Send in your submissions by posting your work onto Instagram with the hashtag #doithome and @nugallery360 tagged. Or, message us your work here on Facebook or on Instagram!

ICI (Independent Curators International) Northeastern University #doithome

07/06/2020

Thank you to everyone who shared their interpretation of last week's #doithome prompt from artist Precious Okoyomon. Check out some of the submissions and get your creativity sparked for this week's prompt which will be released here and on Instagram later today.

As a reminder, you can send in your submissions by either posting your work to Instagram with the hashtag #doithome and @NUgallery360 tagged, or by directly messaging us here on Facebook or on Instagram.

ICI (Independent Curators International) Northeastern University

The first set of artist instructions for you to #doithome comes from Brooklyn-based poet Precious Okoyomon, who works in...
06/29/2020

The first set of artist instructions for you to #doithome comes from Brooklyn-based poet Precious Okoyomon, who works in words, sculpture, and moving image to explore themes of self-recrimination, destruction, and rebirth.
Here’s @northeastern Director of the Center for the Arts, Amy Halliday’s enactment of Okoyomon’s instructions.
@curatorsintl @devilintraining_

This summer, we’re inviting YOU to be a part of a decentralized public art project taking place across social media. Swi...
06/29/2020

This summer, we’re inviting YOU to be a part of a decentralized public art project taking place across social media. Swipe through to learn more about the project and how to participate. Then, stay tuned for the first prompt to be released here this evening!

#doithome @curatorsintl @hansulrichobrist

‘Ruminating Over Circles & Squares’ is another work by interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia from her spring exhibit...
06/22/2020

‘Ruminating Over Circles & Squares’ is another work by interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia from her spring exhibition ‘Against a Sharp White Background’ at #Gallery360. Throughout her ‘Refiguring the Canon’ series of video, collage and installation works, she highlights the exclusionary histories and practices (many of which persist) of institutional spaces such as the “white cube” of modern and contemporary art museums. #Gallery360FromHome #Institutionalcritique

Metaferia uses her own body as a form of mark-making, asserting her presence and (re)claiming space through performances choreographed in relation to famous works by acclaimed white male artists of the C20th. You may recognize the monumental floor-to-ceiling abstract artwork that she faces in this film still as one piece in the epic cycle of Sol LeWitt “wall drawings” at the MASS MoCA , where she was an artist in residence in the Museum’s studios in 2018. You can watch an excerpt of the full video piece on her website: https://www.helinametaferia.com/exhibitions-series/refiguring-the-canon/view/1611979/1/1611985?autoPlay=1

Film still from Ruminating Over Circles & Squares (Part 1-3) and Living in Color, 2018, single channel video, 22:44
Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

PARTICIPATE in an artist-led workshop, read below for more information.This spring, in the exhibition ‘Against a Sharp W...
06/10/2020

PARTICIPATE in an artist-led workshop, read below for more information.

This spring, in the exhibition ‘Against a Sharp White Background’, #Gallery360 exhibiting artist Helina Metaferia used performance, installation, video and mixed media collage to explore systemic racism in the art world and other institutional structures (including academia) #institutionalcritique

A primary element of her practice is facilitating intensive workshops for small groups of women-identifying campus and community members of color. The artist leads participants through a series of writing, mindfulness, and performance exercises based on histories of social change movements, connecting past protests to the ongoing struggle against the intersection of white supremacy and patriarchy. Optionally, participants can be photographed for her collage series, which juxtaposes archival material from social justice movements of the past with the faces and bodies of contemporary women. Importantly, her practice emphasizes that the work is not one-off, or of a moment: it is continuing and urgent, and she holds institutions to committing to long-term action through institutional reform. Visit Helina Metaferia's website at helinametaferia.com.

Metaferia’s April workshops as part of the Gallery exhibition were postponed due to Covid-19: if you are a woman-identifying person of color who would like to participate when they are rescheduled, please send us your contact information by DM, or by email to Gallery 360 curator and director of Northeastern's Center for the Arts, Amy Halliday ([email protected]).

Image: “Headdress 6,” mixed media collage, 28”x 23”, 2019, from the series By Way of Revolution.

For today’s #BostonArtFridayFeature we want to highlight the Dorchester Art Project a community art space run by Brain A...
06/05/2020

For today’s #BostonArtFridayFeature we want to highlight the Dorchester Art Project a community art space run by Brain Arts Organization that provides a platform and organizing center to local artists. DAP also makes its gallery, studio and performance space affordably available to Boston and Dorchester communities. Although the physical space is currently closed, follow @dorchesterartproject on Instagram and Facebook for related Covid-relief information, anti-racism resources and local actions.

Photo by Vania J Arroyo (@vaniajarroyo), reposted from @dorchesterartproject on instagram

06/01/2020

A long legacy and continuation of systemic racism in the US, as well as histories of protest past and present, are on our minds today, as we reflect upon another work from our #Gallery360 spring exhibiting artist Helina Metaferia.

In this project, Metaferia reinterprets Joseph Kosuth’s One and Three Chairs (1965), a famous work of conceptual art (in which the idea becomes the primary “medium” by which art is created). Acknowledging the conceptual roots of her own practice, Metaferia adds additional valence to Kosuth’s chair, considering questions of who gets a “seat at the table.” Pulling up her own, Metaferia follows the injunction of Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman in Congress (1968) who, at the 1972 Democratic National Convention, famously declared: "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” The title of the work constructs a lineage of black women who have likewise done so, from the powerful anti-colonial actions of the 17th century Queen Nzinga of Angola, to Rosa Parks, who, in 1955 refused to vacate a bus seat for a white passenger, catalyzing the Montgomery bus boycott that became a cornerstone of the civil rights movement; to Solange Knowles, whose award-winning 2016 album A Seat at the Table traces personal, political and family histories to give voice to contemporary black experience.

In the performance that anchors the installation, Metaferia variously carries the chair wearily; peers at it skeptically, pensively; drags it along the ground; throws it in frustration; and claps it open and closed playfully as if to explore all its formal possibilities... before finally sitting in it (though whether sitting represents a measure of success, or of resignation remains unresolved.) Bringing your own chair – even if you’re invited to the table – Metaferia suggests, involves a complex and ongoing negotiation of space, energy, resistance, uncertainty, affect, action. #institutionalcritique #Gallery360FromHome

A Seat: Pulling up a chair next to Joseph; in conversation with Nzinga, Rosa, Shirley, and Solange, 2017, video, photo, and relic installation
Duration: 2:57

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342 Huntington Avenue (enter Through Ell Hall Or Curry Student Center)
Boston, MA
02115

From the Green E line Northeastern T stop, walk down Huntington Avenue (heading east, in the direction of the YMCA), then turn right and walk across Krentzman Quad. Ell Hall will be straight ahead. Once inside the building, take the hall to the right. The Gallery 360 corridor is straight. Alternatively, you may enter through the main doors of the Curry Student Center and take the stairs to the first floor. The left-hand corridor leads directly to Gallery 360.

General information

The gallery, located in the Ell Building with access from the Curry Student Center as well, operates year-round. Hours are: Monday to Friday 11 am- 7 pm. Saturday, and Sunday 12:00 pm -5:00 pm. The Gallery 360 is free and open to the public. Viewing from the corridor is encouraged during all business hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

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What hours is the Gallery open for viewing the Facing Humanity exhibit? I did not see hours on the website or this exhibit listed there.