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2018

Curatorial Research Bureau Program to Launch in September at Yerba Buena Center for the Art
Writer Alex Greenberger profiles Curatorial Research Bureau by highlighting the launch of Case Studies, an exhibition of books and printed matter departing from Marianne Wex’s 1979 book Let’s Take Back Our Public Space.
ArtNews
August 28, 2018

A San Francisco Curatorial Yearbook
Writer Alisa Carroll profiles fives curators, Claudia Schmuckli, Clément Chéroux, Eungie Joo, Susan Dackerman, and James Voorhies, who have recently made the Bay Area their home.
CULTURED
August 12, 2018

Art Sparking Social Engagement
Curator Cathy Byrd interviews James Voorhies and MASS MoCA curator Susan Cross (minutes 14:00 to 36:00) about the 2011–12 MASS MoCA exhibition The Workers: Precarity/Invisibility/Mobility and Bureau for Open Culture’s contribution I Am Searching for Field Character, an exhibition series of public conversations, performances, installations, workshops, a beer garden, and the research project titled On Symptoms of Cultural Industry
Fresh Art International
May 28, 2018

James Voorhies awarded 2018 Research and Development Grant from the Graham Foundation for work on Binding Agents: Toward an Aesthetic of the Postcolonial in Contemporary Exhibition, a new book project exploring the changing ways in which artists, curators, and institutions examine topics such as nation-state, immigration, and colonialism through extended research projects that manifest in film, photography, architecture, urban interventions, immersive installations, exhibitions, and public programming. 
Graham Foundation
April 4, 2018

James Voorhies awarded curatorial research grant from Étant Donnés Contemporary Art
FACE Foundation
Spring 2018

2017

Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form Since 1968
Springerin. The Empire Strikes Back
Fall 2017

Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form Since 1968
Hyperallergic. Object Permanence: The Role of Curators and Cultural Institutions
July 23, 2017

2016

James Voorhies Appointed Dean of Fine Arts at California College of the Arts
California College of the Arts
July 7, 2016

Consumer Research Center/bookshop
Harvard Crimson. Inside the CCVA: Pop Goes the Bookshop
March 31, 2016

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers
Art in America. Lorraine O’Grady
February 19, 2016

Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häuser: Pneuma(tic) Bodies
Boston Globe. Playful Balloons
February 9, 2016 

Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häuser: Pneuma(tic) Bodies
Harvard Gazette. Pneuma(tic) Bodies at Carpenter Center: Movement, air, space together
February 3, 2016

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Big Red & Shiny. Boston Common: An Interview with James Voorhies
February 3, 2016

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers
The Brooklyn Rail. In Conversation: Lorraine O’Grady with Jarrett Earnest
January 4, 2016

2015

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers
Harvard Magazine. The Art of Juxtapositions
November/December 2015

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers
Hyperallergic. A Walk Through the World of Lorraine O’Grady
December 31, 2015

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Boston Globe. Looking back over a year in Boston’s galleries
December 29, 2015

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers and Shahryar Nashat: Skin and Stand-ins
Boston Globe. Body images on display at Harvard
December 22, 2015

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers
Harvard Gazette. At 81, her first solo show at home
November 20, 2015

Shahryar Nashat: Skin and Stand-ins
Harvard Gazette. Art that interrupts
November 13, 2015

A Farm Sailed Away and Came Back a Garden
Harvard Gazette. A grain of creativity
November 6, 2015

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers
Big Red & Shiny. Lorraine O’Grady-Where Margins Become Centers
November 5, 2015

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island
Hyperallergic. A Brooklyn Art Collective Builds Boats in Boston
September 24, 2015

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island
Boston Globe, Beta Boston. Handmade boats bring citizen science to the Mystic River
September 16, 2015

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island
Big Red & Shiny. A Building Session with Mare Liberum
September 11, 2015

Summer Summits: Notes from Further afield
Harvard Gazette. Bringing far nearer: Arts leaders to share travel stories at Carpenter Center
July 21, 2015

The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work
The Arts Fuse. The Way We Live Now—Blending Modernist Architecture and Contemporary Art, An Interview with James Voorhies
March 18, 2015

The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work
The Boston Globe. Celebrating High Modernism while Exposing its Flaws
March 17, 2015

The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work
Harvard Crimson. Carpenter Center’s Exhibition Recalls ‘The Way We Live Now’
February 10, 2015

2014

Simon Fujiwara: Three Easy Pieces
artscope. Three Easy Pieces. Fujiwara Cultivates Confusion
November/December, 2014

Simon Fujiwara: Three Easy Pieces
The Boston Globe. Fujiwara tweaks societal stereotypes at Carpenter Center
November 25, 2014

Simon Fujiwara: Three Easy Pieces
Harvard Crimson. Not So Easy. Simon Fujiwara’s Immersive and Personal Three Easy Pieces
November 7, 2014

Simon Fujiwara: Three Easy Pieces
The Arts Fuse. Simon Fujiwara at Harvard’s Carpenter Center—A Canny, Wildly Funny Lens on Modern Ideas
October 24, 2014

Simon Fujiwara: Three Easy Pieces
Harvard Crimson. Carpenter Center Unveils Simon Fujiwara Exhibit
October 24, 2014

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard Gazette. Building Outward: New Director Brings Collaborative Vision to the Carpenter Center
October 20, 2014

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard Crimson. Voorhies Assumes Director Position at the Carpenter Center
February 4, 2014

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard Gazette. James Voorhies appointed John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director
January 31, 2014

2013

Last Year at Marienbad redux
artforum.com: Resnaissance Faire
October 23, 2013

2012

L’ECLISSE redux
POSI+TIVE Magazine: L’ECLISSE redux: An Urban Sociology to Rethink Contemporary Siena
Interview by Valeria Federici
November 18, 2012

L’ECLISSE redux
Siena News. L’arte come pratica collettiva, James Voorhies e il Bureau for Open Culture a “StARTers.
October 13, 2012

2011

Bureau for Open Culture
Episode 318: James Voorhies.
Interview by Bad at Sports
October 4, 2011

Bureau for Open Culture and I Am Searching for Field Character
POSI+TIVE Magazine.
Interview by Valeria Federici
September 11, 2011

I Am Searching for Field Character: All Hands on Deck!
North Adams Transcript. “Art Pirates” Come to Port at MASS MoCA
September 2, 2011

I Am Searching for Field Character
SPACE. The Integration of Cultural Labor and Industrial Labor within a Consumption-based Society
August 25, 2011

I Am Searching for Field Character: >Beer Garden
North Adams Transcript. Down in Beer Alley
July 17, 2011

Bureau for Open Culture
Art Practical.
Transcript of interview with James Voorhies by Bad at Sports
June 30, 2011

Bureau for Open Culture
WAMC. Northeast Public Radio interviews James Voorhies
June 24, 2011

I Am Searching for Field Character
North Adams Transcript. MoCA Offers Beer Garden and More
May 26, 2011

Bureau for Open Culture
Rhizome.
Interview with James Voorhies by Lisa Dent.
April 13, 2011

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
The Other Paper
March 1, 2011

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Columbus Dispatch
February 6, 2011

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Columbus Alive
January 27, 2011

2010

Calling Beauty
Columbus Dispatch
December 26, 2010

Calling Beauty
Columbus Dispatch
March 14, 2010

Descent to Revolution
Columbus Alive
January 28, 2010

Descent to Revolution
Metropolis P/O/V
January 11, 2010

2009

Descent to Revolution
Columbus Dispatch
November 24, 2009

Descent to Revolution
Rhizome
September 14, 2009

Descent to Revolution
Columbus Alive
September 10, 2009

Of Other Spaces, The New Normal
Columbus Alive
March 26, 2009

Bureau for Open Culture
CCAD Image Magazine
Winter 2009

2008

Of Other Spaces, Dewey Decimal Days
Columbus Monthly
December 2008

Dewey Decimal Days
Columbus Dispatch
October 12, 2008

Dewey Decimal Days
Columbus Alive
October 10, 2008

Taking Shelter
Columbus Dispatch
February 24, 2008

Exact Imagination
Columbus Dispatch
February 24, 2008

Exact Imagination
Columbus Alive
February 21, 2008

2007

Shoot the Family
Columbus Alive
October 18, 2007

Prophets of Deceit
The Other Paper
March 22, 2007

Prophets of Deceit
UWeekly
March 5, 2007