MIT List Visual Arts Center

  • Joan Jonas They Come to Us without a Word

    Joan Jonas’s They Come to Us without a Word is presented by the MIT List Visual Arts Center in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State at the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. Jonas, a pioneering figure in video and performance art, is occupying the entirety of the Pavilion’s five galleries with a new video installation involving drawings and sculptural elements.

    The Jury of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia honored Joan Jonas with a special mention award honoring her as an artist of significant oeuvre and influence for her work at the United States Pavilion. 

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  • List Projects: Lina Viste Grønli

    Through mediums that include sculpture, photography, collage, and writing, Lina Viste Grønli investigates the tensions between physical things and abstract systems, particularly those of linguistics and philosophy. With considerable humor, and using everyday objects and materials, she considers categories that have been historically opposed—such as the intelligible and the sensible, words and things, the systematic and the arbitrary—and interprets the excess or remainder that is uncontained by these binary structures.

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  • Student Loan Program Exhibition and Lottery

    Through this annual loan program, individual students and student groups may borrow original works of art from the List Center’s Student Loan Art collection for their private rooms and communal spaces.  This exhibitions features close to 600 original works of art, primarily prints and photographs by leading contemporary artists. 

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  • Upcoming

    Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space

    Rosa Barba’s works encompassing sculptures, installations, text pieces, and publications are grounded in the material qualities of cinema. Her film sculptures examine the physical properties of the projector, celluloid, and projected light. Barba’s longer projected works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in the past or the future. These speculative stories probe into the relationship of historical record, personal anecdote, and filmic representation.

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