Artist Avram Finkelstein has been inspired by sociopolitical issues throughout his career. Born in 1952, in the 1980s he became a founding member of the groups Silence=Death Project and Gran Fury, artists’ collectives responding to the AIDS crisis. A new exhibit of his work, “Lifelines: Recent Work by Avram Finkelstein,” is on display at the University of Massachusetts Boston Harbor Art Gallery, including photographs, wood sculptures, and an installation of a worker’s room based on Soviet textiles. The exhibition echoes his earlier themes such as the politics of AIDS, plus a focus on the subjects of family and the middle class. “Lifelines” will be up through March 14. The Globe spoke with Finkelstein recently by phone.
Avram Finkelstein fueled by notions of class, politics, family
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