The MFA’s World of Make Believe Is Ethereal and Unsettling

Paolo Ventura in Boston Magazine

In the MFA’s Make Believe, which opens July 20, a compilation of works from five contemporary photographers, fantasy gets a dose of realism. Photography is the artistic medium perhaps most closely associated with reality—a photograph can capture what we see in real life more accurately than even the most realistic of paintings or sculptures—but the artists included in the exhibition all share an interest in illusion and magic, and that subversion of expectations results in some pretty uncanny images.

4 July 2019