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ACTION KITS is an exhibition of new interactive artworks by five artists. Each of these works takes the form of a kit – a coordinated set of things that have been assembled to be experienced by visitors to the exhibition.

To create these interactive systems, five South End-area professionals have been paired with five artists. Each professional was asked the same five questions about their personal working methodologies and problem-solving philosophies. Their answers have been translated by their paired artist into an interactive kit. The completed ACTION KITS will be on exhibit in the gallery alongside the original questions and answers.

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Jamilah Sabur, Infect Affect: Inflammation Everywhere (detail), 2014


ACTION KITS artists:

Jamilah Sabur, who lives and works in Miami, FL
John C. Gonzalez, who lives and works in New York, NY
Susan Metrican, who lives and works in Boston, MA
Marcus Civin, who lives and works in Baltimore, MD
Jamie Zigelbaum, who lives and works in New York, NY

ACTION KITS South End-area professionals:

Stewart Clements, photographer, Clements Photography & Design
Lyndia Downie, President and Executive Director, Pine Street Inn
Claudia Eliaza, Director of Music Therapy, Community Music Center of Boston
Nathan Felde, Professor and Chair, Department of Art + Design, Northeastern University
Jennifer Siegel, Assistant Professor, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center


View the installation photos

Related Public Programs
Free and open to the public:

Opening Reception
Friday, January 23 | 6pm

Thomas Willis performs exercises by John C. Gonzalez
Friday, Feb 6 | 7pm

Friday, March 20 | 7pm
An inventive evening of music created in the spirit of collaborative participation with Community Music Center of Boston.

Curator and Artists Talk
Wednesday, March 25 | 6pm
With curator Matt Rich and exhibition participants



National Endowment for the Arts

Institutional supporters

Massachusetts Cultural Council


Liberty Mutual Foundation

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