MIT List Visual Arts Center

  • List Projects: Sergei Tcherepnin

    Sergei Tcherepnin operates at the intersections of sound, sculpture, and theatre. Often invoking queer, hybridized characters such as the figure of the Pied Piper, Tcherepnin’s scenarios cultivate play between things and bodies, compelling the audience to develop a “score” for listening to these animated objects. These interactions suggest new possibilities for intimacy with sound, where “listening” involves a more expansive state of activity. For List Projects, Tcherepnin will be creating a site-specific installation.

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    Student Loan Art Program Exhibition and Lottery

    The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents the annual Student Loan Art Program Exhibition and Lottery from August 29 to September 7, 2014. Through this popular loan program, MIT graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to borrow original works of art from the collection for their living and work spaces.

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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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    Open Tunings

    Borrowing its title from a guitar technique by which the instrument is tuned with “open,” that is unfretted, strings, this exhibition will present three consecutive, changing installations in sound. Each project takes its point of departure from a performance in the exhibition space, which is followed by the display of audio or video recordings or objects used in the live event.

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  • 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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