MIT List Visual Arts Center

  • Open Tunings

    Borrowing its title from a guitar technique by which the instrument is tuned to be strummed with “open,” that is unfretted, strings, this exhibition will present three consecutive, changing installations in sound. Bringing together a group of artists from different disciplinary backgrounds, each project takes its point of departure from a performance in the exhibition space, which is followed by the presentation of audio or video recordings or objects used in the live event.

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  • List Projects: Sergei Tcherepnin

    Sergei Tcherepnin composes multiple-channel sound pieces that are actualized through sculptural forms, things which exist simultaneously as speakers and instruments. He explores the capacity for visitors to affect and be affected by sound through their bodies as much as through their auditory systems, and his environments allow for sonic discords and dissonances as well as emergent unities that nevertheless support the heterogeneity of their components. 

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  • Thea Djordjadze

    Combining traditional materials of sculpture such as plaster and wood with everyday objects like foam and linoleum, Thea Djordjadze creates installations of sculptural objects that are sited to respond to one another and the space of their installation. Her work is characterized by tensions between materials and forms.

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  • Upcoming

    Joan Jonas 2015 Venice Biennale Exhibition

    The MIT List Visual Arts Center has been selected to organize an exhibition of new work by artist, and MIT Professor Emerita Joan Jonas, a pioneering figure in performance art and video, for the U.S. Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale. A panel of distinguished arts professionals assembled by the US Department of State bestows this extraordinary honor. Since 1895, La Biennale di Venezia has remained as the world’s  most prestigious art event. Jonas will create a new multimedia installation for the U.S. Pavilion in Venice, Italy, to be on view May 9-November 22, 2015.

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