Publications

  • Helen Mirra: Edge Habitat Materials

  • Sonia Almeida: Forward / Play / Pause

  • Joachim Koester: Of Spirits and Empty Spaces

  • Amalia Pica

The List is heavily invested in furthering scholarship on contemporary art and artists through publishing catalogues in conjucntion with our exhibitions.  The following is a reverse chronological list of exhibition catalogues offered by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, dating back to 1980. Publications may be purchased in the gallery, or charged by phone or e-mail (please note: we currently accept MasterCard and Visa only).  To purchase a catalogue, or for more information, contact: Barbra Pine at 617-253-9479 or (email hidden; JavaScript is required)

  1. Helen Mirra: Edge Habitat Materials

    2014, Whitewalls/Distributed by the University of Chicago Press

    Edge Habitat Materials is a survey of all works made by Helen Mirra between 1995-2009.  The book, in the form of a binder, includes texts by Bradin Cormack on walking as minimal aesthetic practice, Tom Wessels on beavers abandoning their ponds, and portions of Mark Siderits and Shōryū Katsura’s translation of Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā. The survey is organized according to primary material—rock, wood, textile, and usw (un so weiter)—and includes line drawings by Mirra of certain of her works. Additions to the book–sent intermittently to readers who mail in a postcard included in the book–include texts by Liz Kotz, Yuri Tsivian, and Alise Upitis, as well as a cloth bookmarker made by Mirra. Models for this publication include The Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (1981), Daniel Spoerri’s An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (1966), and Richard Tuttle’s Small Sculptures of the 70s (1998). Edge Habitat Materials is produced by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and edited by List Assistant Curator Alise Upitis.

    $25

    ISBN 978-0-945323-25-9
    150 b&w pgs, 90 die cut; 2 postcards, additions to follow

  2. Sonia Almeida: Forward / Play / Pause

    2014, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This limited edition artist’s book was produced on the occasion of Sonia Almeida’s first U.S. solo exhibiiton, Forward/Play/Pause, at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The work of Sonia Almeida explores the disjunction between our phenomenal experience of color and the ways in which the scientific analysis of color is thought to provide facts about reality. In doing so, Almeida explores the limits of abstraction, as well as how elements traditionally associated with other mediums and disciplines—such as film and textiles, translation and information—can be operative in painting. Her artist’s book features full color reproductions of images from her sketchbooks or graphical notebooks, as well as a text by MIT List Assistant Curator Alise Upitis. Artist’s Book in an edition of 1000.

    $20

    ISBN 9780938437802
    96 pages plus two page supplement, 96 color

  3. Joachim Koester: Of Spirits and Empty Spaces

    2014, Mousse Publishing

    Starting in the mid-1990s, Joachim Koester developed an oeuvre that could be described as a complex web in which journalistic and historical research fuses with personal and fictive narratives. He belongs to an artists’ generation whose practices are based on what Hal Foster once described as the “archival approach.” Balancing the thin line between documentary and fiction, Koester’s films, photos, and installations reexamine and activate forgotten histories, failed utopias, and the obsolete. In his work, bygone counter-cultural movements reemerge in the same way that geographical and spiritual journeys are retraced. Thomas Caron, ed., Texts by Thomas Caron, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Christopher Pinney, Clara Schulmann, Catherine Wood, and Joachim Koester.

    Joachim Koester: Of Spirits and Empty Spaces is published to accompany five independent, complementary exhibitions of the work of Joachim Koester, at Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne; List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; S.M.A.K., Ghent; and Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève.

    $45Buy Now

    ISBN 9788867490882
    352 pages, English Hardcover, 16.5 x 23.5

  4. Amalia Pica

    2013, MIT List Visual Arts Center and MCA Chicago

    This volume accompanies the first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Argentinean-born, London-based artist Amalia Pica (born 1978). Pica explores metaphor, communication and civic participation through drawings, sculptures, large-scale photographic prints, slide projections, live performances and installations. Using simple materials such as photocopies, light bulbs, drinking glasses, beer bottles, bunting and cardboard, Pica creates work that is both formally beautiful and conceptually rigorous. Pica is particularly interested in the limits and failures of language and human communication, and the ways in which thought translates to action, idea to object. Amalia Pica is the fourth volume in MCA Chicago’s MCA Monographs series and features essays by writer Ana Teixeira Pinto and writer and curator Tirdad Zolghadr as well as an interview with the artist and exhibition co-organizers MIT List Curator João Ribas and MCA Pamela Alper Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm.

    $30Buy Now

    ISBN 9781938922114
    112 pgs, 60 color, 15 b&w

  5. Cheyney Thompson: Metric, Pedestal, Landlord, Cabengo, Récit

    2013, Koening Books, London

    This publication was produced on the occasion of Cheyney Thompson’s first monographic museum survey Metric, Pedestal, Landlord, Cabengo, Récit at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Cheyney Thompson has made the technology, production and distribution of painting the subject of his work. His Chronochromes (2009-2011) are composed using the color system devised by Albert H. Munsell in the early 1900s. Thompson grafts this system onto a calendar: each day is assigned a complementary hue pair, with every hour changing the value, and every month changing the saturation, of each brushstroke. The catalogue features texts by Simon Baier, Yve-Alain Bois, Ann Lauterbach and MIT List Curator João Ribas.

    $50Buy Now

    ISBN 9783863351540
    200 pgs, 104 color, 52 b&w

  6. Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits

    2013, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Working in series that evolved gradually over decades, Alan Uglow (1941-2011) maintained an abiding focus on formal economy, using simple geometrical shapes to structure the surface of his canvases and emphasizing the materiality of painting rather than direct pictorial content. The exhibition Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits at the MIT List Visual Arts Center presents two of the artist’s most important series, Standardsand Portraits, both centered on his decades-long investigation into the medium of painting. This publication produced in conjunction with the exhibition features an essay by Molly Warnock, assistant professor of Art History at Emory University, Atlanta.

    $5

    ISBN 9780938437796
    Softcover, 18 pgs, 1 color, 1 b&w

  7. Nairy Baghramian: Boats Magazine

    2012, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin

    In her investigation of sculptural form, Nairy Baghramian uses disparate tropes and motifs drawn from a variety of sources—from interior design to physiology—in her investigation of sculptural form.  For her commissioned installation at the List, Baghramian abstracts materials and forms derived from utilitarian and maritime objects, drawing out the formal and creative processes that define notions of the ‘sculptural.’ This limited edition catalog, disguised as an upscale boating magazine was produced on the occasion of Baghramian receiving the 2012 Hector Art Prize.  Edited by Thomas Köllhofer, Ulrike Lorenz with text by André Rottmann.

    $20Buy Now

    ISBN 9783868283440
    Softcover, 78 pgs, 132 color illustrations, German/English

  8. Otto Piene: Lichtballett

    2011, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A leading figure in multimedia and technology-based art, Otto Piene was a founder, with Heinz Mack, of the influential Düsseldorf-based Group Zero in the late 1950s. This publication highlights the artist’s ongoing exploration of light as an artistic and communicative medium. Piene’s Lichtballett (light ballet) performances, first produced using hand-operated lights directed through perforated stencils, became mechanized in the 1960s. The artist’s light sculptures consisted of motorized lamps, grids, and discs producing a flow of projected light; these machines evolved into kinetic sculptural environments of mechanized effects through the 1960s and ’70s. Featuring Piene’s own writings on light as an artistic medium, an essay by art historian Michelle Y. Kuo, and an interview with curator João Ribas, Otto Piene: Lichtballett documents the artist’s pioneering investigation of art and technology.

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    ISBN 9780938437789
    96 pages, b/w, features a die-cut cover

  9. Hans Haacke 1967

    2011, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    When invited to do a solo exhibition at MIT in 1967, Hans Haacke was known as a “kinetic” artist—yet he made it clear upon arriving that his works were now to be called “systems,” produced with the “explicit intention of having their components physically communicate with each other, and the whole communicate physically with the environment,” according to the artist’s statements in 1967. These early works involved provoking and staging time-based events: wind in water vs. water in wind; the cycles of feedback systems of organic life; the dynamism of water in its solid state—freezing, evaporating, and melting; and the production of artificial climates. The exhibition Hans Haacke 1967 brought together from Haacke’s solo 1967 exhibition together again for the first time in fourty-four years. The exhibition was organized for MIT’s List Visual Arts Center by Caroline A. Jones, professor in the History,Theory, and Criticism Program at MIT. This catalogue publication features an essay by Jones, writings by Haacke, and the first English publication of a text written by art historian and curator Edward F. Fry. Fry’s text served as the introduction to the catalogue accompanying his cancelled survey of Haacke’s work which was planned for the Solomon R. Guggenhiem Museum in New York in 1971.

    $20

    ISBN 9780938437772
    80 pages, color and b/w

  10. Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect

    2011, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Bronx Museum of the Arts

    Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect is the first US museum survey of Juan Downey.  A fellow at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies in 1973 and 1975, Downey played a significant role in the New York art scene of the 1970’s and ‘80s.  The exhibition was organized by curator Valerie Smith, Head of the Department of Visual Art, Film, and Media at the Hausder Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin, Germany. The accompanying catalogue publication features essays by Gustavo Buntinx, Julieta Gonzalez, Valerie Smith, and Michael Taussig as well as interviews with: Carmen Beuchat (choreographer,dancer); Marilys Belt de Downey; Eugenio Dittborn (artist); Rick Feist, (artist and online editor); Carlos Flores Delpino (filmmaker); Stephen Fried (architect); Ismael Frigerio (artist); Frank Gillette (artist); Eva Hanhardt (Pratt Institute Professor, Center for Sustainable Design Studies); John Hanhardt (Senior Curator for Film and Media Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum); Jim Harithas (artist, Director of the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX); Kirk von Heflin (filmmaker); Alfredo Jaar (artist); Beryl Korot (artist); Cristóbal Lehyt (artist); Les Levine (artist); Antoni Muntadas (artist); David Ross (curator, writer); and Bill Viola (artist).

    $35

    ISBN 9780938437765
    238 pages, color and b/w

  11. Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom

    2011, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

    Published on the occasion of the first museum survey of artist and filmmaker Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984) at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom is the first monograph to consider his pivotal contribution to postwar media art. Exploring his investigation into the links between art, technology, and communication, the publication brings together scholarship on VanDerBeek’s pioneering films and immersive projection environments, as well as documentation of site-specific and telecommunications projects, and a critical assessment of his writing on technology and media. Essays by the exhibition’s co-curators João Ribas and Bill Arning, and VanDerBeek scholars Mark Bartlett, Jacob Proctor, Gloria Sutton, and Michael Zryd provide an overview of the artist’s influence on contemporary media practices.

    $24.95

    ISBN 9781933619330
    216 pages, color and b/w

  12. Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind

    2010, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Through both writing and visual art, Frances Stark has produced candid and affecting work about language, doubt, failure, and creative anxiety for over two decades. Stark’s writings stand as a self-reflexive inquiry into the process of artistic production, as well as the often-elided demands of daily life. Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind, published on the occasion of her 2010-2011 exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, features a selection of the artist’s writings from 1997-2006, with margin notes by João Ribas.

    $20

    ISBN 9780938437758
    170 pages, b/w

  13. Tavares Strachan/Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home

    2010, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home, is the next phase of a new project by Bahamian-born, New York-based artist Tavares Strachan. Since 2006, Strachan has been working on a multiphase body of work that explores space and deep-sea training. “Orthostatic” means to stand upright, and “tolerance” refers to the ability to withstand pressure. Combined, the phrase refers to the physiological stress that cosmonauts and deep-sea explorers endure while exiting, and re-entering our home, the thin surface of planet Earth. The Orthostatic Tolerance comes after two years of intensive research and hands-on training that has taken the artist to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This 88 page catalogue publication documents a diverse range of Strachan’s previous and most recent works including a number of new works that were developed during Strachan’s 2009-2010 residency at MIT.

    $30

    ISBN 9780938437741
    88 pages, color and b/w

  14. Virtuoso Illusion: Cross Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde

    2010, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Virtuoso Illusion: Cross-Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde is an investigation of cross-dressing (drag) as an artistic strategy in the development of avant-garde art. This 72 page catalogue publication explores how artists that cross-dress as part of their conceptual process have invigorated experimental art. The catalogue also features essays by Michael Rush, exhibition curator; Ara H. Merjian, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies and Art History at New York University, New York, NY; and exhibiting artist John Kelly, a performer, dancer, actor, and musician who began his career as part of New York’s East Village club scene during the 1980’s. The publication has both color and black and white illustrations. Artists featured in the catalogue include: Charles Atlas, Matthew Barney, Claude Cahun, Harriet “Harry” Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Marcel Duchamp, Michelle Handelman, John Kelly, Katarzyna Kozyra, Kalup Linzy, Ma Liuming, Manon, Pierre Molinier, Yasumasu Morimura, Brian O’Doherty, Ryan Trecartin, and Andy Warhol.

    $20

    ISBN 9780938437734
    72 pages, color and b/w

  15. Tobias Putrih & MOS: Without Out

    2009, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This catalogue publication was produced by the List Visual Arts Center in conjunction with the exhibition Tobias Putrih & MOS: Without Out. The exhibition featured a series of works created as the result of a collaboration between Slovenian artist Tobias Putrih and Michael Meredith, one of the principals in MOS, a collective of architects and designers. The publication includes color and black-and-white reproductions of key works as well as essays by Timothy Hyde, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Svetlana Boym, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. In addition the catalogue includes an interview with Tobias Putrih and Michael Meredith conducted by Boym.

    $18

    ISBN: 978-0-938437-72-7
    64 pages, color and b/w

  16. Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance

    2009, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

    The Immeasurable Distance is a solo exhibition that includes work based on Matthew Day Jackson’s residency at MIT. His research and experiences at MIT are manifested in sculptures, paintings, objects, videos, photos, and books. Playing with themes as large as technology, nature, and God, Jackson analyzes and comments on today’s culture and the influence scientific discoveries have had on our decision-making as a society. This exhibition catalogue features essays by curator Bill Arning, science and technology curator of the MIT Museum, Deborah Douglas, author and MIT professor David Mindell, systems administrator for the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Tom Morton, and a comic strip by illustrator David Tompkins.

    $20

    ISBN: 978-1933619217
    99 pages, color

  17. Davis, Cherubini: in Contention

    2009, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Davis, Cherubini: in Contention focuses on the relationship that exists in artistic collaboration. Nicole Cherubini and Taylor Davis, both established artists, come together to create and share authorship of single sculptures. This exhibition catalogue documents their unique creative process and the dialogue that exists between these two artists’ understanding their own work when compared to the other’s efforts. This catalogue features an essay by curator Bill Arning and a preface by List Center director Jane Farver.

    $15

    ISBN: 978-0-938437-71-2
    43 pages, color

  18. Adel Abdessemed: Situation and Practice

    2008, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Adel Abdessemed: Situation and Practice features a collection of Abdessemed’s previous street “acts” as well as several works created specifically for this exhibition. Abdessemed works in video, animation, performance, and installation, taking on topics such as religion, sexuality, and more recently, global violence. While many consider his pieces performative, Abdessemed refers to his work simply as “acts” acknowledging the political implications of the term. This exhibition catalogue includes essays by List Visual Arts Center director Jane Farver; professor, author, and editor Tom McDonough; art critic, columnist, teacher, and curator Pier Luigi Tazzi; and an interview with MIT professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Noam Chomsky, conducted by Adel Abdessemed.

    $40

    ISBN: 978-0-938437-70-4
    128 pages, color photos and illustration

  19. Chantal Akerman: Moving Through Time and Space

    2008, Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Miami Art Museum; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

    Filmmaker and video artist Chantal Akerman in Moving Through Time and Space, presents five pieces that underscore her ability to blur the line between what we consider to be factual and what we consider to be fantasy. Organized in collaboration with the Blaffer Gallery, the Miami Art Museum, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the exhibition features Akerman’s  first museum installation De l’autre côté (From the Other Side) and her most recent installation, Les Femmes d’Anvers en Novembre (Women of Antwerp in November). This exhibition catalogue includes essays by MIT List Visual Arts Center curator Bill Arning; the Miami Art Museum executive director and chief curator Rina Carvajal; writer, editor, and independent curator Klaus Ottmann; the Blaffer Gallery director Claudia Schmuckli; and director of the Parrish Art Museum, Terrie Sultan.

    $25

    ISBN: 978-0-9778028-5-2
    72 pages, color

  20. David Claerbout: The Shape of Time

    2008, JRPRingier

    The video artist David Claerbout explores time as a material through the intersection of still and moving images, challenging traditional practices by using as his unit of currency the pixel rather than the shot. Some of his works evolve from found photographs that he converts to digital images and then merges with moving footage in order to introduce time; in other works, he uses digital video footage of the changing of natural light over time to investigate what time is. This exhibition catalogue documents Claerbout’s work in great detail, from planning drawings and photographs through photographs of the works in installation. It also includes an interview of the artist by Christine Van Assche, New Media Curator at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, as well as writings by Dirk Snauwaert, Françoise Parfait, and Raymond Bellour, and a biography and a bibliography.

    $40

    ISBN 978-3-905829-38-9
    160 pages, color and b/w illustrations

  21. Sounding the Subject/Video Trajectories: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust

    2007, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Sounding the Subject/Video Trajectories features works drawn from the collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and the New Art Trust.Sounding the Subject considers the use of sound, the human voice, and theatrical performances by artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Stan Douglas, David Hammons, Nam June Paik, and Pipilotti Rist. This exhibition was organized by guest curators Daniel Birnbaum, Rector of the Städelschule Art Academy and Director of the Portikus Gallery in Frankfurt–am-Main, Germany, and Mechtild Widrich, Ph.D. candidate, MIT’s History, Theory, and Criticism program.


    The exhibition’s theme continues in a library-format exhibition, Video Trajectories, that features works by artists that were created from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Video Trajectories was organized by guest curator Caroline A. Jones, MIT Professor, MIT’s History, Theory, and Criticism program. Video Trajectories presents time-based media works by Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Vito Acconci, Doug Aitkin, Allora & Calzadilla, John Baldessari, Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, Mariko Mori, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Pipilotti Rist, Richard Serra and Carlotta Fay Schoolman, Bill Viola, and Jane and Louise Wilson. This 80-page catalogue publication features essays by curators Daniel Birnbaum, Mechtild Widrich, and Caroline A. Jones, and introductions by Pamela and Richard Kramlich and List Center Director Jane Farver.

    $25

    ISBN-13: 978-0-938437-68-2, ISBN-10: 0-938437-68-2
    80 pages, color and b/w illustrations

  22. Cameron Jamie Exhibition Catalogue

    2007, Walker Art Center

    Cameron Jamie’s work — a blend of video, sound, performance, photography and drawing — confronts the dysfunction of European and American society. His critical gaze often focuses on ritualistic practices in popular culture such as hot dog eating contests and backyard wrestling. Taking suburban phenomena of this sort as his primary material, Jamie explores the dark underbelly of the American dream in drawings, film and performance. This artist-designed exhibition catalogue features more than 60 works in various media, illuminating the artist’s process with selections from his personal archive of clippings and ephemera, as well as raw sketches for his projects. An essay by exhibition curator Philippe Vergne, a forward by Walker director Kathy Halbreich and a reprint of a poem by Charles Bukowski selected by the artist provide context for this first large-scale, museum presentation of Jamie’s work.

    $35

    ISBN-10: 0935640878, ISBN-13: 978-0-935640-87-8
    8.5 x 10.5 inches, 176 pages, 178 color and 73 b/w images

  23. Melanie Smith: Spiral City & Other Vicarious Pleasures

    2006, A&R Press

    English-born Melanie Smith has lived and worked in Mexico City for nearly two decades. Her work reflects the social, economic, and aesthetic patterns of the city and how these patterns translate to an artistic form. Spiral City & Other Vicarious Pleasures features paintings, photography, and video works by Melanie Smith as well as collaborations with other artists. Smith uses colors, textures, materials, and found objects from the urban environment in examining the complex and chaotic visual elements that compose the megalopolis that is Mexico City. This exhibition catalogue features text by curator Cuauhtemoc Medina, as well as contributions by Essex University art history professor Dawn Ades, author and Royal College of Art professor David Batchelor, and Mexican artist Eduardo Abaroa.

    $40

    ISBN: 978-968-9056-07-2
    208 pages, color

  24. Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art

    2006, MIT Press and MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The relationship between the body and electronic technology, extensively theorized through the 1980s and 1990s, has reached a new technosensual comfort zone in the early twenty-first century. In Sensorium,contemporary artists and writers explore the implications of the techno-human interface. Ten artists, chosen by an international team of curators, offer their own edgy investigations of embodied technology and the technologized body. These range from Matthieu Briand’s experiment in “controlled schizophrenia” and Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller’s uneasy psychological soundscapes to Bruce Nauman’s uncanny night visions and François Roche’s destabilized architecture. A 260-page catalogue contains a main essay by Caroline A. Jones; essays on the artists by Bill Arning, Jane Farver, Yuko Hasegawa, and Marjory Jacobson; and an Abecedarius (from “Air” to “Zoon”) that offers an extensive rethinking of the body’s relations with technology. Abecedarius entries are by Bill Arning, Caroline Bassett, Michael Bull, Zeynep Çelik, Constance Classen, Jonathan Crary, Chris Csikszentmihàlyi, Mark Doty, Joseph Dumit, Michel Foucault, Peter Galison, Donna Haraway , Martin Jay, Amelia Jones, , Hiroko Kikuchi, Stephen M. Kosslyn, Bruno Latour, Thomas Y. Levin, Peter Lunenfeld, William J. Mitchell, Yvonne Rainer, Barbara Maria Stafford, Neal Stephenson, Michael Swanwick /William Gibson, Sherry Turkle, and Stephen Wilson.

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    ISBN-13: 978-0-262-10117-2, ISBN-10: 0-262-10117-3
    color and b/w illustrations

  25. 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966

    2006, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    In 1966, a Bell Laboratories physicist brought a group of avant-garde artists together with 10 open-minded members of the science and technology fields for 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, a series of investigatory Happenings which took place at the 69th Regiment Armory and were duly noted by critics Lucy Lippard and Brian O’Doherty. The resulting seminal performances included John Cage’s Variations VII, in which 30 photocells were mounted around the performance space, activating a variety of sound sources — including a blender, 20 radio channels and two Geiger counters — as the performers moved around. An 88-page exhibition catalogue includes original essays by Clarisse Bardiot (researcher at Daniel Langlois Foundation), Michelle Kuo (Harvard PhD. candidate), and Catherine Morris (exhibition curator). It also includes reprinted reviews of the original performances 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering by Lucy Lippard and Brian O’Doherty, and an interview with Herb Schneider (engineer).

    $25

    ISBN: 978-0-938437-69-7
    color and b/w illustrations

  26. America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler

    2006, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, MIT List Visual Arts Center, MIT Press

    During their decade-long collaboration (1985-1995), Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler produced some of the most influential conceptual art projects of the time. Among their witty and stimulating installations and outdoor projects was Camouflaged History, a house painted in a U.S. Army-designed camouflage pattern using 72 commercial paint colors included in the municipally-approved “authentic colors” of historic Charleston, South Carolina. The commercial name of each paint, commemorating an aspect of the city’s history, is also painted on the house, revealing and illuminating the lingering Civil War-era past of the region. Like the Earthwork pioneers, Ericson and Ziegler took the whole country as their working space; but rather than impose a conspicuous work of art upon a site or situation, they devised projects that altered sites subtly, creating a patchwork of poetic narratives and histories to be excavated. A 216-page exhibition catalogue including descriptions of all Ericson and Ziegler projects as well as photographs and installation views of their exhibitions and previously unpublished and never-before-exhibited plans and drawings from their archives. The catalogue contains essays by exhibition curators Bill Arning and Ian Berry, an interview with Ziegler, and an extensive biography and bibliography. In addition, curators who originally commissioned Ericson and Ziegler’s public works-Judith Hoos Fox, Kathy Goncharov, Mary Jane Jacob, Patricia Phillips, Lane Relyea, Ned Rifkin, Valerie Smith, and Judith Tannenbaum-provide texts about their experiences of working with the artists.

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    ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01228-7, ISBN-10: 0-262-01228-6
    color

  27. Christian Jankowski: Everything Fell Together

    2005, Des Moines Art Center

    This survey of Christian Jankowski’s career in film, video, photography and installation is the first to track his progress from 1992 to 2005. Over that time, Jankowski has come to the fore with a circular method of creation in which the very process of making a video, film or installation becomes the content of the work. His interest in studying the relationships and boundaries between fiction and documentary, art and commerce, art and the public and art and popular culture has brought him into collaboration with children, magicians, customs officials, artists, therapists, psychics and television preachers, giving them what seems to be creative responsibility, but quietly retaining the framing and, of course, the last word. Jankowski’s subtly funny and decidedly engaging critique of the nature of contemporary art production makes him one of the most thought-provoking image makers working today. The exhibition upon which this book is based was highlighted by Artforum as one of the top shows not to miss, worldwide. A 200-page catalog with essays by Jeff Fleming, acting director of the Des Moines Art Center; Jordan Kantor, assistant curator, department of drawings, The Museum of Modern Art; Norman M. Klein, professor, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles; and Bruce Wagner, author and director. These are supplemented with interviews by Bill Arning, curator of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and the Brothers Strause, color reproductions, and the artist’s biography and video/film history.

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    color

  28. Pavel Braila

    2005, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A fully-illustrated 31-page catalogue. Produced by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, it features essays by Jane Farver, director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Michael Wilson, associate editor of Artforum. The catalogue includes many color illustrations and the artist’s exhibition history.

    31 pages, color

  29. Sturtevant: The Brutal Truth

    2004, Hatje Cantz Verlag

    A set of fully-illustrated catalogues designed by Sturtevant. Volume 1, Sturtevant, The Brutal Truth, includes facsimiled handwritten notes, a conversation between John Waters and Sturtevant, essays by Bernard Blistene, Udo Kittlemann, and Mario Kramer and illustrations of the work from the original exhibition. Volume 2, Raisonne on Sturtevant, is a complete listing of her paintings, sculptures, films, and videoworks to date by MMK Berlin art historian Lena Maculan, and an interview that Gerd de Vries conducted with the artist.

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  30. Cerith Wyn Evans: Thoughts unsaid, now forgotten...

    2004, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Catalogue includes an essay by Bill Arning, curator of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, black and white images and extensive descriptions of the work in the exhibition, and the artist’s exhibition history. 

    $5

    paper, 31 pages, color

  31. Marjetica Potrc: Urgent Architecture

    2004, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art

    Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrc discovers beauty in the unplanned urban landscapes of shantytowns, trailer parks, and barrios. In her installations in various art institutions across the globe, she sends instructions to the musum staff on how to build her installations — often inspired by a type of shelter found halfway across the world — out of local materials. Here she instructs/constructs a massive installation of housing units based on observations made of temporary shelters and gated communities in Caracas, the West Bank, and West Palm Beach. Urgent Architecture includes a DVD of an interview with the artist. A fully-illustrated 66-page catalogue. Produced by the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, it includes texts by Carlos Basualdo, Liyat Esakov, Marjetica Potrc, Michael Rush, and Eyal Weizman. The Catalgue is accompanied by a DVD featuring an interview with Marjetica Potrc.

    $30

    66 pages, color, and a DVD

  32. Body Parts: A Self-Portrait by John Coplans

    2003, powerHouse Books

    A fully-illustrated 64-page catalogue. It features a series of photographs, a prologue by John Coplans and a conversation between Jean-Francois Chevrier, professor, Academie des Beaux-Arts, Paris and John Coplans.

    $25Buy Now

    64 pages, color, black and white

  33. Michael Joo

    2003, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exploring how science, religion and the media shape consciousness, Michael Joo’s artworks knit together the physical and the metaphysical. Matter and subject matter, energy and waste, the visible and that which cannot be seen — this is the stuff of Joo’s sculptures. His densely layered works are accretions of meaning brought about by succinctly-handled conjunctions and disjunctions in a space. This publication is the first monograph on the artist and will feature the first compilation of his own writings. A fully-illustrated 71-page catalogue. Produced by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, it features an introduction by Jane Farver, director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and texts by art theorist and critic Daniel Birnbaum, artist and teacher Charles Gaines, and Michael Joo. Also included are the artist’s bibliography and history of exhibitions.

    $30Buy Now

    71 pages, color, black and white

  34. Fred Wilson: Speak of Me as I Am

    2003, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The United States will be represented at the 50th Venice Biennale by an artist known for questioning accepted notions of “truth” via combinations of historical artifacts, art objects, film, video, audio and altered museum labels. Fred Wilson’s U.S pavilion will deal with Renaissance Venice and the role black Africans played in what was then the most cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse city in the world. Part of Wilson’s exhibition will focus on the more personal themes of sadness and regret and will include new individual works and an installation about the legend of Othello, the Moor of Venice. A fully-illustrated 66-page catalogue. Produced by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, it features acknowledgements by Jane Farver; essays by Paul H.D. Kaplan and Salah Hassen; and an interview of Kathleen Goncharov and Fred Wilson. The catalogue is accompanied by a CD documenting Fred Wilson’s work in Venice.

    $20

    paper, 66 pages, color, black and white, a CD of the exhibition

  35. Paul Pfeiffer

    2003, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Using advanced technology to transform and isolate moments from movies and televised sporting events, Paul Pfeiffer’s work examines contemporary notions of racial and sexual identity and how we respond to the human body when it is placed in extreme situations such as ecstasy and pain. Pfeiffer’s work also explores issues of time and the increasingly blurry distinction between reality and representation in everyday life. A fully-illustrated 64-page catalogue. Produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, it features a foreword by Jane Farver and Robert Fitzpatrick; essays by Lawrence Chua, Jane Farver, and Dominic Molon and a conversation between Paul Pfeiffer and John Baldessari.

    $20Buy Now

    paper, 63 pages, color, black and white

  36. After the Beginning and Before the End

    2002, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway

    A fully illustrated 180-page exhibition catalogue with a complete list of the collection, acquired through the year 2000. Organized and published by Bergen Kunstmuseum, it features an introduction by Gunnar B. Kvaran and Jon Hendricks, exhibition curators, and a special essay by curator/critic Jan van der Marck. The collector, Gilbert Silverman also contributed an essay, “Instruction Drawing” which reveals how the collection began.

    $35Buy Now
  37. tele-journeys

    2002, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Focused on young artists from around the world who are living and working away from their cultures of origin, and who, like their predecessors of the 1960s and 70s, are creating new ways to articulate responses to the ever present problem of reconciling the global with the local. A catalogue in color and black and white, with an essay by independent curator and critic Jens Hoffmann and introductory remarks by Joan Jonas and Jane Farver. It includes biographies and images from each of the participating artists.

    $15

    paper, 44 pages, color, black and white

  38. Mirror Mirror

    2002, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A catalogue, created in conjunction with AA Bronson’s Mirror Mirror,designed by AA Bronson and Barr Gilmore. The catalogue features an introduction by curator Bill Arning.

    $20

    paper, 69 pages, color, black and white

  39. YES YOKO ONO

    2001, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A fully illustrated catalogue, the first major art publication surveying ONO’s artistic career. The catalogue features essays by exhibition curator Alexandra Munroe, Murray Sayle, David A. Ross, Jann S. Wenner, Jon Hendricks and others.

    $60Buy Now

    paper, 350 pages, color, black and white

  40. Inside Space: Experiments in Redefining Rooms

    2001, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Accompanying the show organized by Curator Bill Arning, this catalogue contains essays by Bill Arning and New York-based practicing architect, critic, and professor Joel Sanders. The exhibition featured the work of Monica Bonvicini, Elmgreen & Dragset, Teresita Fernandez, Juan Maidagan and Dolores Zinny, Henrik Olesen, and Oona Stern.

    $15

    paper, 48 pages, color, black and white

  41. Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s

    2000, Queens Museum of Art, New York

    Edited by the curators, with an introduction by cultural historian Stephen Bann and essays by exhibition curators László Beke, Okwui Enwezor, Gao Minglu, Claude Gintz, Apinan Poshyananda, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Terry Smith, Reiko Tomii with Chiba Shigeo, Margarita Tupitsyn, Sung Wan-kyung, and Peter Wollen. Fully illustrated.

    $35Buy Now

    paper, 279 pages, color

  42. Experiments in the Everyday: Allan Kaprow and Robert Watts-Events, Objects, Documents

    2000, Columbia University Press, New York

    The catalogue places in art historical context the work of these two 1960s visual/performance art avant-guardists which continues to exert a profound influence on artists working today. With essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, professor of art history, Columbia University and Barnard College, and Judith F. Rodenbeck, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and an interview with Allan Kaprow.

    $30Buy Now

    paper, 155 pages, black and white

  43. Luca Buvoli: FLYING - Practical Training for Beginners

    2000, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    An artist’s book, in the shape of a wing, produced in an edition of 1500 to accompany the premiere of Buvoli’s animated film, FLYING — Practical Training for Beginners at the List Visual Arts Center. The aerodynamically-designed book houses within it, encased in plastic pockets, a flip book and an instructional manual. which allow the reader to re-experience the “33-step method” for flying.

    $20

    paper/plastic, instruction book: 164 pp., full color
    flip book: 74 pp., black and white

  44. LoCurto/Outcault: selfportrait.map

    2000, Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College, MIT List Visual Arts Center, University of Washington Press

    A full-color catalogue documenting collaborative team Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault’s new group of work, in the form of large-scale photographs, based on digital mappings of their bodies. With essays by Helaine Posner, exhibition curator, and David Gelernter, a professor of computer science, Yale University, who is also an artist and writer.

    $20

    paper, 63 pages, color

  45. Jane and Louise Wilson

    2000, Serpentine Gallery, London

    A full-color catalogue covering four of the Wilsons’ recent video installation works: Stasi City (1997), Gamma (1999), Parliament (1999), and Las Vegas, Graveyard Time (1999). The book contains an essay by New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl plus a dialogue between the Wilsons and Lisa Corrin, curator, Serpentine Gallery.

    $30Buy Now
  46. María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Meanwhile, The Girls Were Playing

    1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A full-color catalogue which documents Campos-Pons’ video/sculptural installation work created for the MIT List Visual Arts Center. With an essay by Michael D. Harris, Assistant Professor of African and African-American Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and exhibition organizer Jennifer Riddell.

    $10
  47. A Unique American Vision: Paintings by Gregory Gillespie

    1999, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens

    A full-color catalogue of a 20-year retrospective exhibition organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, site of one of Gillespie’s first solo exhibitions in 1970. With an essay by Carl Belz, director emeritus, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, and interview conducted by Donald Keyes, exhibition curator, Georgia Museum of Art.

    $22
  48. Eve Andrée Laramée: A Permutational Unfolding

    1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A full-color catalogue of Laramée’s Spring 1999 installation created for the MIT List Visual Arts Center which explores a web-like matrix of associations with digital technology, reaching back to Jacquard’s 1801 loom and into connections with politics, history, the decorative arts, music, and the biological world, all of which offered an impetus to or models for thedevelopment of computing and the internet. With essays by Jonathan Crary, Columbia University; Barbara Maria Stafford, University of Chicago, Jessica Riskin, MIT, and exhibition curator Jennifer Riddell.

    $20
  49. Alfredo Jaar: Lament of the Images

    1999, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A full-color catalogue of Jaar’s “Rwanda Projects,” a series of photography and text-based work generated from the artist’s his in Rwanda in 1994 where he traveled to collect the testimonies of survivors of the genocide there. Presented at the List Visual Arts Center during Winter 1999. With an essay by exhibition guest curator Debra Bricker Balken.

    $19
  50. Lewis deSoto: Recital

    1998, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Lewis deSoto’s installation, Recital, 1998, was a poignant tribute to a marriage. Through an innovative use of technology, deSoto sensitively fused the distinct talents of Dr. Hideomi Tuge, a brain pathologist, and Dr. Tuge’s wife, Chiyo, a composer and pianist. The inspiration for Recital came to deSoto by the chance discovery of a book by Dr. Tuge entitled The Atlas of the Brain of a Pianist, which is a posthumous mapping of Chiyo Tuge’s brain by Dr. Tuge. For the installation, a grand piano was placed in a stage-like setting in front of a theater curtain. Despite the absence of a pianist, eerie strains of Chiyo’s music flowed from the piano, conveying a powerful sense of loss. Dr. Tuge’s atlas is in place where sheet music normally would have been, its pages turned by an automatic page-turner. deSoto stated, “While the book projects sensibilities that are commonly labeled scientific and objective, the relationship between husband and wife, devotion and loss, science and art are implicated as the installation connects the image of the brain (creativity) with the experience of the music (memory).” A brochure documenting deSoto’s Fall 1998 installation Recital with an essay by exhibition curator Jennifer L. Riddell.

    $3
  51. Matthias Mansen: About the House

    1998, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

    A full-color catalogue of work made by German woodcut artist Matthias Mansen while he was living in New York from 1989-1992. The work, About the House, which was shown only in the U.S. at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, is of monumental scale, and depicts an everday, domestic interior, with people going about their tasks and rituals. Unfolding in a cinematic fashion, the viewer “walks” through the house that Mansen creates. The catalogue is illustrated by the artist with original woodblock prints bound into the book.

    $35

    ISBN: 3-87909-535-3
    Hardcover, 112 pages, color illustrations

  52. Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation

    1998, MIT Press

    This catalogue will expand upon the themes explored in the exhibition of the same name, originating at the List Art Center in April 1998 and travelling to the Miami Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through 1998 and 1999. The exhibition explores the relevance of the Surrealist aesthetic to women artists from the 1930s and intervening generations to its continued relevance to contemporary artists. The contributors reexamine art historical assumptions about gender, identity, and intergenerational legacies within modernist and postmodernist frameworks. Questions raised include: how did women in both groups draw from their experiences of gender and sexuality? What do contemporary artistic practices involving the use of body images owe to the earlier examples of both female and male Surrealists? What is the relationship between self-image and self-knowledge? Essays by Dawn Ades, Whitney Chadwick, Salomon Grimberg, Katy Kline, Helaine Posner, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Dickran Tashjian. Edited by Whitney Chadwick, author of Myth in Surrealist Painting (1980) and Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement (1985).

    $35

    ISBN: 0-262-53157-5
    paper, 258 pages, color plates, b/w ills.

  53. Francesc Torres: The Repository of Absent Flesh

    1998, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    In “The Repository of Absent Flesh,” Francesc Torres converted a warehouse for the display of found objects, such as a camera, a motorcycle, aand the model of the human brain. As visitors would pass, a light came on and a recorded voice narrated the brief story of each object. All told, 20 stories mingle into an aesthetic overture concerning tragedy and triumph in human life. A full-color catalogue which documents Torres’ Winter 1998 installation created at the List Visual Arts Center includes an essay by art historian Arthur Danto, as well as the full texts of each of the 20 stories pivotal to the installation.

    $20
  54. Jill Reynolds: The Shape of Breath

    1997, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This catalogue fully documents Reynolds’ Winter 1997 exhibition The Shape of Breath. As artist-in-residence, Reynolds completed the installation on site in the List Visual Arts Center’s Bakalar gallery, where visitors could observe the artist at work as she individually blew by hand more than 10,000 glass bubbles. The stems of each delicate bubble were then inserted into a curved, backlit wall within the darkened gallery, transforming it into a simulacrum of a night sky. In her work, Reynolds seeks poetic metaphors for communication and language, and ways for making tangible and forcefully present the ways in which human presence is inextricably linked to the landscape and universe around us. With essays by Katy Kline, LVAC director and Steven Pinker, Director of the MIT Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.

    $7

    ISBN: 0-938437-55-0
    paper, 20 pages, full color illustrations

  55. The Art of Detection: Surveillance in Society

    1997, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The artists represented in this exhibition, Bill Beirne, Niels Bonde, Diller + Scofidio, Laura Kurgan, Richard Lowenberg, Steve Mann, and Julia Scher, insert their work within an ecology of surveillance data and images, disrupting the flow in order to draw attention to the ideological dimensions of the pressing desire within our culture to identify, show, quantify, and regulate. Their work at times replicates the more traditional forms of surveillance, such as video and photography; or alternatively, investigates the dematerialized forms of monitoring becoming increasingly prevalent which may map our movements, activities, associates, and lifestyles. The projects and installations reflect upon and problemmatize a function of contemporary life that has become so ubiquitous and familiar, yet still may prompt an inchoate sense of threat — to privacy, to democracy, to the individual. Paradoxically, the insertion of the technologies of surveillance into our daily lives may also offer subversive or socially efficacious potential that has not yet been recognized. With artists’ statements, b/w reproductions, essays by Timothy Druckrey and exhibition organizer Jennifer Riddell.

    $10

    paper, 48 pages

  56. Recovering Lost Fictions: Caravaggio's Musicians

    1997, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The catalogue Recovering Lost Fictions both documents and supports the eponymous installation/collaboration between contemporary artists Kathleen Gilje and Joseph Grigely shown at the List Visual Arts Center during Fall 1997. The installation explored the ways in which art is reconfigured by the institutional processes devoted to its study by examining a remarkable, recently restored second version of Caravaggio’s masterpiece The Musicians,the fully authenticated version of which is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition examined the restoration, and subsequent attribution of the second, as yet unauthenicated version, recently restored in New York by Gilje. The purpose is to show how one painting has more than one history, and how the processes of conservation and art criticism contribute towards the construction of these histories.

    The catalogue itself, a carefully researched and documented study, explores the relationship between the two versions of The Musicians in the context of Caravaggio’s social and cultural milieu. Modeled after the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., exhibition brochures focusing on a single work, the catalogue offers images of both versions of The Musicians as well as X-rays made during the restoration that reveal that the artist had initially painted, then painted over, an extraordinary incident among the three musicians. With an essay by Joseph Grigely.

    $2

    paper, 13 pages, color reproductions

  57. Kay Rosen: Short Stories/Tall Tales

    1997, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    While the adage, pictures are worth a thousand words, points to the endless interpretive and descriptive possibilities offered by visual representations, the specificity of language and words themselves are generally thought to offer more incisive meanings. Kay Rosen upsets this order by using language as the subject of her paintings, turning words themselves into pictorial images that explore the vicissitudes of language. The work asks viewers to explore the ways meanings are read, derived, and decoded from language by using puns, repetitions, abrogating conventional grammatical rules, and examining the graphical properties of words themselves. With a text by exhibition organizer Jennifer Riddell.

    $15

    paper, 30 pages, nine hand silk-screened images of Rosen's recent work.

  58. J.C. Grigely & Co.: Ordinary Conversations

    1996, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Joseph Grigely was artist-in-residence at the MIT List Visual Arts Center during the Fall of 1996 and created an installation entitled Ordinary Conversations. Grigely, who became deaf as a result of a childhood accident often askes people to write down what they are saying when he is unable to read their lips due to speech idiosyncrasies. For the past several years, Grigely has incorporated these conversations into his art, creating wall pieces and table-top tableaux or still lifes of the notes and scraps generated from exchanges with gallery visitors over the course of his projects. His work explores the differences between speech and writing, reading and listening. The catalogue for the LVAC exhibition takes the form of an artist’s book, which Grigely conceives of as a “catalogue” of some of the conversations he has had, and includes reproductions of some of the more interesting, wry, and telling notes people have written to him.

    $3

    ISBN: 0-938437-53-4
    paper, 32pages, b/w illus.

  59. 19 Projects: Artists-in-Residence at the MIT List Visual Arts Center

    1996, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This beautifully designed catalog documents the projects undertaken between 1985 and 1993 as part of the LVAC’s Artist-In-Residence program. Over the course of ten years, nineteen artists came to the List Visual Arts Center for periods of time ranging from two weeks to several months and were invited to make a new work and to push their research and creativity in new directions. Liberated from its conventional definition of mute display container, the List Center gallery was reconceived to become an active hybrid of studio, laboratory, library or staging area. The catalog includes brief introductory essays and an in-depth interview with each artist in addition to photo documentation and biographical information. Artists include Victor Burgin, Betye Saar, Marina Abramovic, Ann Hamilton, May Sun and Robert Cumming.

    $25

    ISBN: 0-938437-51-8, LC: 95-47172
    paper, 224 pages, color & b/w illus., bio and biblio

  60. Face-to-Face: Recent Abstract Painting

    1996, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Much recent art has involved overt social and political topics and has included text or recognizeable, often media-based imagery. How is looking at a painting without immediate external refernce a different experience for the viewer? While this exhibition makes no claim for comprehensivity, the variety of strategies employed by the ten participating artists demonstrate the vitality and relevance of abstraction as it approaches its centennial. Artists: Fandra Chang, April Hankins, Prudencio Irazabal, Shirley Kaneda, Byron Kim, David Ortins, Fabian Marcaccio, Dona Nelson, Jo Ann Rothschild, Sandy Walker. Essay by Katy Kline. Artist entries by curators Katy Kline, Ron Platt and Helaine Posner.

    $10

    ISBN: 0-938437-52-6
    paper, 32 pages, 10 color reproductions, artist bios and biblios.

  61. Next of Kin: Looking at the Great Apes

    1995, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The six artists represented in this exhibition employ a variety of aesthetic approaches to advance our understanding of our complex and multivalent relationships with the great apes. James Balog, Walton Ford, Sean Landers, Jean Lowe, Richard Ross and Daisy Youngblood either critique or look beyond the historically-erected symbology and archetypes which tend to dominate contemporary consideration of our simian next of kin. Essay and artists’ entries by curator Ron Platt; additional essays by Harriet Ritvo and Tommy L. Lott.

    $12

    ISBN: 0-938437-50-X
    paper, 48 pages, including color and b/w illus., artists' bios. and biblios.

  62. Muntadas: Between the Frames: The Forum

    1995, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A document of the video installation by Spanish artist Antonio Muntadas, this catalog includes stills from the installation, comments from Muntadas, and production notes from Caterina Borelli. Between The Frames confronts viewers with a provocative series of interviews casting light on the practices and values embedded in the institutional presentation of contemporary art. It is a rich and illuminating stimulus to discourse — addressing as it does a variety of cultural practices from a truly international perspective. Published by the List Visual Arts Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, the catalog includes essays by Wexner Centercurator of new media Bill Horrigan and independent curator Debra Balken.

    $15

    ISBN: 0-938437-49-6, LC: 31860
    paper, 48 pages, color and b/w illus., bio. and biblio.

  63. The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation

    1995, MIT Press

    While the subject of the feminine has been explored in depth over the past generation, until very recently its counterpart, masculinity, has been largely ignored in contemporary art exhibitions. This thematic exhibition explores the social construction of masculinity through the works of eleven artists, including Matthew Barney, Tina Barney, Clegg & Guttman, Graham Durward, Lyle Ashton Harris, Dale Kistemaker, Mary Kelly, Donald Moffett, Keith Piper, Charles Ray and Michael Yue Tong. The fully illustrated catalog examines postwar views on masculinity from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to a primary focus on the visual arts, masculinity in sociology, literature, cultural studies and the mass media are also examined. Contributors include co-curators Helaine Posner and Andrew Perchuk, Simon Watney, Harry Brod, Steven Cohan, bell hooks, and Glenn Ligon.

    $25

    ISBN: 0-262-16154-0(hc)
    160 pages, artist bios. and biblios.

  64. Leon Golub and Nancy Spero: War and Memory

    1994, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Leon Golub and Nancy Spero are senior American painters whose works have consistently wrestled with questions of power and the individual. Golub’s monumental canvases, with their looming figures and lacerated surfaces thrust themselves belligerently into the spectator’s face. Spero’s more delicate works on paper, episodic and ephemeral, infiltrate the spectator’s awareness more surreptitiously. War and Memory, a joint retrospective, is the first major exhibition to survey their strangely interdependent symmetry. Essay by Katy Kline and Helaine Posner.

    $20

    ISBN: 0-938437-48-8
    paper, 103 pages, color and b/w illus., biblios., bios.

  65. Ghost in the Machine

    1994, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The capabilites of digital imaging challenge our assumptions about photography’s role in relation to issues of authenticity and reality, while also revealing how sophisticated new technologies allow artists unprecedented freedom in the creation and manipulation of photographic images. The six artists represented in this exhibition employ conceptual art strategies while maintaining a focus on the human form and human condtion. The heightened sense of reality created in these human and machine collaborations can seem the work of a spectral presence born during the interactive process. Artists in the exhibition are Anthony Aziz & Sammy Cucher, Keith Cottingham, Jeff Wall, and Michael Wenyon & Susan Gamble. Essay and artists entries by Ron Platt, assistant curator, List Visual Arts Center.

    $5

    paper, 10 pages, 9 b/w illus.

  66. Sandy Walker: Woodblock Prints

    1994, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A group of large, dramatic woodblock prints by this California artist manage to balance the competing demands of eye, intellect and emotion. They hover between abstraction and representation. Though based in nature the prints are less the mirror of a specific location than an evocation of the rhythms and pulses of the natural world. Essay by Katy Kline.

    $8

    ISBN: 0-938437-47-XI
    paper, 13 b/w prints; catalogue raisonné

  67. Maria Fernanda Cardoso

    1994, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Colombian artists Maria Fernanda Cardoso has devoted much of her artistic energy to exploring the often tenuous, always fascinating bond between humans and other animal species. In her sculpture she transforms preserved grasshoppers, snakes, frogs, piranhas and other fauna into classical minimal shapes and arrangements. Essay by curator Ron Platt.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-46-1
    paper, 32 pages, 16 full color and b/w illus., biblios., bios.

  68. The Anxious Salon

    1993, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A full-color 14-page catalogue. The exhibition featured paintings by Vincent Desiderio, Attila Richard Lukacs, Odd Nerdrum, Hanneline Røgeberg, and Thomas Woodruff. Introduction and artist entries by Ron Platt and Helaine Posner.

    14 pgs, color

  69. Angela Grauerholz: Recent Photographs

    1993, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This exhibition includes fourteen recent, large-scale black and white photographs by a German-born artist presently living and working in Montréal. Portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban sites and interior settings are among Grauerholz’s diverse subjects. Her tentative images are soft-focused, sepia-toned and ambiguous in relation to time and place. Influenced by film and literature, the artist wants her photographs to be “as open as I can possibly make them, so that the viewer can reinvest what he or she feels into a particular scene, into a particular image.” Essay by the curator Helaine Posner.

    $8

    ISBN: 0-938437-45-3, LC: 93-79813
    paper, 32 pages, 14 bi-color illus., bio. and biblio.

  70. Subversive Crafts

    1993, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This exhibition brings together the work of twelve artists from the United States and Canada who undermine the decorative and comfortable domesticity usually associated with crafts. Though crafts have too often been considered the stepchildren of the more intellectual and elevated “Fine Arts”, these subversive crafts people acknowledge the realm of the familiar and homey everyday object as a powerful milieu to provide an intimate, experiential and incisive commentary on the emotive conditions of contemporary life. Artists: Laura Baird, Kate Boyan, Lou Cabeen, Nancy Edell, John Garret, Anne Kraus, Keith Lewis, Paul Mathieu, Matt Nolen, Richard Notkin, Leslie Sampson, Jane Sauer, Joyce Scott, Barbara Todd, and Lillian Tyrell. Introductory essay and essays on individual artists by Katy Kline.

    $15

    ISBN: 0-938437-44-5, LC: 93-78548
    paper, 60 pages, color illus., bios. and biblios.

  71. Corporal Politics

    1992, Beacon Press and MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This exhibition examines the prevalence of the body fragment as both theme and content in contemporary art, demonstrating the dramatic, often disturbing degree of dissolution which has characterized recent art. Work by artists Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Annette Messager, Rona Pondick, Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, Lilla LoCurto and William Outcault include representations of internal organs, bodily fluids, isolated limbs and other body parts which speak to the alienation and sense of fragmentation of individuals in today’s society. These artists deconstruct ideals of coherent identity and an integrated self. Introduction by Donald Hall. Essays by Thomas Laqueur and curator Helaine Posner as well as additional texts by the artists.

    $15

    ISBN: 0-8070-6601-X
    72 pages, 28 color and b/w illus.

  72. Michiko Kon: Still Lives

    1992, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Japanese photographer Michiko Kon’s rich black and white photographs hover between the grotesque and the poetic. Her theatrically staged Surrealist still-lifes combine organic materials which range from flowers to vegetables to that most emblematic of Japanese cultural icons — raw fish. The sense of impending decay embodied in the fleshy materials and references to the body underscores photography’s ability to freeze and preserve the transitory. Introduction by Katy Kline. Essay by Michiko Kasahara.

    $5

    10 pages, 7 b/w illus.

  73. The Process of Elimination: The Bathroom, The Kitchen, and the Aesthetics of Waste

    1992, Princeton Architectural Press

    This exhibition examines overlapping patterns of biological digestion, economic consumption, and aesthetic simplification. The observation is made that the streamlined style of modern design, which served the new ideals of bodily hygiene while engaging the manufacturing policy of planned obsolescence, emanated from the domestic landscape of the bathroom and kitchen. The organically modeled yet machine-made surfaces of streamlined objects are shown to have collapsed the natural and the artificial, the biological and the industrial, into an aesthetics of waste. Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller.

    $20

    ISBN: 0-938437-42-9
    paper, 80 pages, color and b/w illus.

  74. Terra Nova: Drawings and Models by Lebbeus Woods

    1992, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Lebbeus Woods is an experimental architect whose wildly visionary inventions explore alternative possibilities in societal living. His technology is equally romantic, optimistic and sinister. Essay by Diana DuPont with additional text by the artist.

    $3
  75. Orshi Drozdik, Jon Tower: Science Fictions

    1992, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This two-person exhibition examines the fugitive nature of various scientific systems. Jon Tower’s drawings, sculpture and installations are wry ruminations on mathematics, chemistry and genetics and address how beliefs come to be accepted or rejected. Orshi Drozdik uses the display techniques of the natural science museum to comment nostalgically on the gradual obsolescence of Enlightenment physics, 19th century medicine and Linnean botany. Introductions by Katy Kline and Helaine Posner. Interview by Jan Avgikos and essay by Jon Tower.

    $2

    ISBN: 0-938437-41-0
    paper, 47 pages, 15 b/w illus.

  76. Cannibal Eyes

    1992, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The five artists in this exhibition incorporate existing photographs into their own photographic work, often radically rejuxtaposing the recycled or “cannibalized” imagery to darkly comic or profoundly disturbing effect. The work addresses such diverse issues as the objectification of women, the seductive nature of war, and genetic manipulation. Work by John O’Reilly, Tina Potter, Aura Rosenberg, John Schlesinger and Joachim Schmid. Essay and texts on each artist by Ron Platt.

    $7

    ISBN: 0-938437-40, LC: 91-51145
    paper, 24 pages, bios., biblios., 15 b/w illus.

  77. Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Drawings

    1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The first American retrospective of this Danish artist’s work, this exhibition includes work executed from 1982 through 1989. An essay by the curator, Helaine Posner places the work in context.

    $15

    ISBN: 0-938437-39-9
    paper, 48 pages, bio., biblio., 5 color-5 b/w illus.

  78. Warren Neidich: Historical In(ter)vention

    1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    An installation consisting of photography, video and sculpture examining the contradictions of the American past as well as the ways in which the media shape and distort our perceptions of cultural events. Essay by David Joselit with text by Warren Neidich. Introduction by Ron Platt and Anita Doutha.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-38-0
    paper, 16 pages, 9 color-b/w illus.

  79. Barbara Broughel: Storytelling Chairs

    1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Broughel’s assemblages, made with a bi-cultural collage of elements, speak of the conquest of the Iroquois and embody the Euro-Indian cultural pastiche that it produced. Eight chairs encourage viewers to ponder the thin line between borrowing and plundering and to acknowledge the morality of indebtedness. Essay by Edward Ball.

    $2.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-37-2
    paper, accordion brochure contains full-color reproductions of the chairs and 4 b/w illus.

  80. Juan Francisco Elso Padillo

    1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The Cuban sculptor, who died in 1988, created a small but influential body of work devoted to identifying a particularly Latin American mythology through an unusual combination of secularism and mysticism. The works on view, in wood and other natural materials, include the monumental piece left unfinished at his death. This is the first public exhibition of Elso’s work in the United States. Essay by Luis Camnitzer.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-36-4
    paper, 15 pages, bio., biblio., 23 b/w illus.

  81. (not so) Simple Pleasures: Content and Contentment in Contemporary Art

    1991, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Painting, sculpture, crafts, and photography by ten artists from across the United States and Canada who use various subtle strategies to embed potent meaning within an attractive object or image. Work by Judie Bamber, Michael Banicki, John Currin, Ronald Jones, Ken Lum, Joyce Scott, Andres Serrano, Masami Teraoka. Essay by Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $8

    ISBN: 0-938437-34-8
    paper, 32 pages, bios., biblios., 23 b/w illus.

  82. The Missing Picture: Alternative Contemporary Photography from the Soviet Union

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A retrospective of the work of Boris Michailov and exhibition of four younger soviet photographers inspired by his work: Vladimir Kupreanov, Ilya Piganov, Maria Serebrjekova and Alexey Shulgin. Essays by John P. Jacob and Tatiana Salzirin provide an historical overview and context. Introduction by Katy Kline.

    $10

    ISBN: 0-938437-35-6
    paper, 59 pages, bios., biblios., 39 b/w illustrations

  83. Satellite Intelligence: New Art from San Diego and Boston

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A collaborative project between the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, this exhibit is a comparative look at smart art from two similarly sized cities whose identities derive at least in part from their respective positions in the orbits of the two centers of the American art cosmos, New York and Los Angeles. Work by 12 artists. Intro. by Hugh M. Davies and Katy Kline. Essay by Ronald J. Onarato.

    $10

    ISBN: 0-934418-35-7
    36 pgs, bios, selected biblios., artists statements, 12 b/w illustrations

  84. Synthetic Spaces: Holography at MIT

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This is the first selective survey of holography from MIT’s Spatial Imaging Group since its founding in 1982. The exhibit features many important design and technical advancements originated or developed by the laboratory headed by Dr. Stephen A. Benton. Introduction by Dana Friis-Hansen and Betsy Connors. An essay by Dr. Benton presents an overview of progress in holography and points to future developments in the field.

    $2

    ISBN: 0-938437-33x
    10 pages, biblio., 7 b/w illustrations

  85. Matt Mullican: The MIT Project

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Over the past 15 years Mullican has developed a lexicon of stylized signs and images, and a variety of structures for the signs to organize our world and describe its systems and relationships. An extraordinary range of media have comprised his program, including bulletin boards, fabric banners, posters, stained glass, carved stones, rubbings, tapestries and, most recently, the invisible world of the computer data bank. Introduction by Katy Kline. Essay by Johannes Meinhardt (English translation from German) and interview with the artist by Michael Tarantino.

    $15

    ISBN: 0-938437-32-1
    paper, 60 pages, bio., biblio. 21 color illustrations

  86. Nancy Burson: The "Age Machine" and Composite Portraits

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    The artist has worked at the frontier of computer-assisted art for over fifteen years. This catalogue contains fifteen of the artist’s provocative computer-assisted portraits, which age or combine the features and facial structures of two or more subjects. Essay by Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $2.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-31-3
    12 pages, bio. biblio. 5 b/w illustrations

  87. Jno Cook: Radically Recycled Cameras

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    An exhibition of cameras and photographs by Chicago-based artist Jno Cook. He designed and constructed a wide variety of cameras, all made from reclaimed optical and mechanical materials, as well as common household objects such as cookie tins. Introduction by Ron Platt. Interview with the artist.

    $3.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-30-5
    8 pages, bio., biblio. and list of exhibitions. 8 b/w illustrations

  88. Rebecca Purdum: Paintings

    1990, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    First one person museum exhibition of this young New York painter. Purdum’s large canvases, which she paints with her fingertips, are noted for their robust but delicately handled color. Essay by Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $7.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-29-1
    paper, 36 pages, bio. biblio., 7 b/w and 8 color illustrations

  89. Still Performances

    1989, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A fully-illustrated 40-page catalogue in black and white. The catalogue documents the linguistic explorations of Russian artists Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin realized through a series of portrait images and superimposed word play. It features an introduction by Katy Kline and Steven High and an essay by John P. Jacob. It contains a bibliography and selected solo and group exhibitions.

    40 pgs, black and white

  90. Trouble in Paradise

    1989, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This exhibition features 14 New England artists who address topical political and social issues which face the U.S., including freedom of expression, homelessness, militarism, toxic waste, AIDS, and substance abuse. It features painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and environmental installations. Essay and texts on each artist by curator Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $7.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-27-5
    44 pages, bios. biblio., 16 b/w illustrations

  91. Richard Ross: Museology Triptychs

    1989, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Photographer Richard Ross’ “museology” work involves large triptychs in which mysterious and suggestive details from Old Master paintings were shot with a simple child’s plastic camera. Essay by Gerard Haggerty.

    $2

    ISBN: 0-938437-28-3
    10 pages, selected bio., fold-out, 4 b/w and 3 color illustrations

  92. Clockwork: Timepieces by Artists, Architects, and Industrial Designers

    1989, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    An eclectic selection of timepieces make up this exhibition which challenges conventional notions toward the marking of time. Nearly thirty artists, architects, and designers from the United States and Canada are represented. Essays by J. T. Fraser and Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $7.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-22-4
    56 pages, biblio. 44 b/w illustrations

  93. Beverly Pepper: An Autobiography in Form

    1989, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of small-scale maquettes, studies and sculptures by Beverly Pepper. Essay by Judith Hoos Fox.

    $1

    8 pages, bio., fold-out, 12 b/w illustrations

  94. Felix Droese: House of Weaponlessness

    1989, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This dramatic exhibition of huge slabs of raw wood and monumental paper silhouettes was the sole representative of West Germany at the 1988 Venice Biennale. Essay by Katy Kline.

    $7.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-23-2
    36 pages, bio., 20 b/w illustrations

  95. Three on Technology: New Photographs by Robert Cumming, Lee Friedlander & Jan Groover

    1988, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of commissioned photographs examining the “look” of the technological revolution. Cumming’s interiors, Friedlander’s portraits, and Groover’s still lives are introduced by Katy Kline, with essays by Leo Marx and Alan Trachtenberg. 

    $15

    ISBN: 0-938437-21-6
    72 pages, 37 b/w illustrations

  96. Tishan Hsu: Paintings

    1988, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of sculptural paintings which combine industrial scale, high-tech materials, and electronic imagery with forms suggestive of the body or landscape in transformation. Essay by Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $1

    8 pages, bio., biblio., 7 b/w illustrations

  97. Art and Architecture at MIT: A Walking Tour

    1988, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A history and guide to the art and architecture of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with four walking tour maps. Author: Katy Kline.

    $9

    ISBN: 0-938437-25-9
    95 pages, 94 b/w illustrations

  98. Peter Fischli David Weiss

    1987, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A 28-page catalogue with black and white illustrations. Defying gravity, the provisional arrangements of the two Swiss artists attempt to gain a different understanding of the world. Introduction by Katy Kline; essays by Karen Marta and Patrick Frey.

    28 pgs, black and white

  99. LA Hot and Cool

    1987, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    An illustrated 72-page catalogue of the first east-coast exhibition to bring together some of the most provocative and promising young Los Angeles artists of the 1980s. The exhibition traced the interaction of two distinct traditions (hot and cool) in LA art: on the one hand the political and passionate work of Chris Burden and Ed Kienholz, on the other hand the more conceptual and ironic work developed by John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman, and Ed Ruscha. Includes introduction and artist entries by Dana Friis-Hansen; a conversation between Christopher Knight and Howard Singerman.

    72 pgs, black and white

  100. Ellsworth Kelly: Small Sculpture 1958-1987

    1987, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of small scale sculpture in wood and various metals. Essay by Katy Kline.

    $5

    33 pages, selected chronology, 13 b/w illustrations

  101. Out of Eastern Europe: Private Photography

    1987, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring private photographs by thirty contemporary artists from Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary and Poland. Catalogue text includes discussion on the issues surrounding the creation of these works, and a critical, historical analysis. Essays by guest curator John P. Jacob and photography critic Lynn Zelevansky.

    $7.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-17-8
    56 pages, texts about each artist, 53 b/w illustrations

  102. Tony Smith: The Shape of Space

    1987, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of work by sculptor Tony Smith. Essay by Dana Friis-Hansen. Artist’s quotes.

    $0.50

    8 pages, bio., biblio., fold-out. 13 b/w illustrations

  103. Natural Forms and Forces: Abstract Images in American Sculpture

    1986, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A fully-illustrated 68-page catalogue accompanying the eponymous exhibition. The show reflects upon the enduring identification with natural forms and forces of the best American art of the 20 th century. Among the artists represented are Eve Hesse, Michael Lekakis, Robert Smithson, Lynda Benglis, John Duff, Richard Serra. The catalogue contains essays by Douglas Dreishpoon and Katy Kline.

    68 pgs, black and white

  104. Things are Seldom What They Seem, Or Local Sculptors/Found Materials

    1986, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring work by Abram Ross Faber, Brewster Luttrell and Pia Massie, three Boston sculptors whose work incorporates found materials. Introduction by Katy Kline.

    $1

    ISBN: 0-938437-16-X
    10 pages, texts by each artist, bios., fold-out, 3 b/w illustrations

  105. Louise Nevelson: Works in Wood

    1986, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of wood sculpture by Louise Nevelson. Essay by guest curator Ceil Friedman.

    $0.50

    8 pages, bio., biblio. fold-out, 6 b/w illustrations

  106. Alvaro Siza: Buildings and Projects

    1986, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring the work of Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. Essay by guest curator Peter Testa.

    $0.50

    6 pages, bio., biblio., fold-out, 9 b/w illustrations

  107. Alexander Calder: Artist as Engineer

    1986, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition brochure exploring the engineering aspects of Calder’s sculpture. Essay by guest curator Joan Marter.

    $0.50

    8 pages, bio., biblio., fold-out, 3 b/w illus.

  108. Dedication of the Albert and Vera List Visual Arts Center

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    This illustrated publication honors Albert and Vera List for their longstanding support of the visual arts at MIT.

    27 pages, black and white

  109. Nude, Naked, Stripped

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition focusing on 18 contemporary artists examining varying attitudes toward the body without clothes. Artists included are Lius Cruz Azaceta, Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alice Neel, TODT and others. Essays by Carrie Rickey and Dana Friis-Hansen.

    $7.50

    ISBN: 0-938437-13-5
    76 pages, artists' statements, 47 b/w illustrations

  110. Artists and Architects Collaborate: Designing the Wiesner Building

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    In-depth documentation and discussion of the pioneering collaboration of artists and architects in the designing of MIT’s Wiesner Building. Essays by Robert Campbell and Jeffrey Cruikshank. Introduction by Calvin Tomkins. Interviews with artists, architects, and project protagonists: Jerome Wiesner, Deborah Hoover, Kathy Halbreich, William Porter, Alan Shields, John de Monchaux, I.M. Pei & Partners, Scott Burton, Kenneth Noland, Richard Fleischner, Steve Pelletier and Rob Steinberg and Harry Portnoy.

    $10

    ISBN: 0-938437-12-7
    94 pages, 35 b/w illustrations., includes 10 page color photo insert

  111. Robert Moskowitz: Recent Paintings and Pastels / Judith Shea: Recent Sculpture

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring the work of Robert Moskowitz and Judith Shea. Essay by Katy Kline.

    $4

    ISBN: 0-938437-11-9
    44 pages, bios., biblios., 18 b/w and 2 color illustrations

  112. Aesthetics of Progress: Forms of the Future in American Design 1930s-1980s

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring objects of American design from the 1930s and the 1980s. Essay by Katy Kline. Insert details the exhibition installation designed by Tod Williams & Assoc., Architects, NY.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-10-0
    28 pages, 16 b/w illus.

  113. Jacques Lipchitz: Sculptor and Collector

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of small-scale maquettes, studies and sculptures by Jacques Lipchitz. Essay by guest curator Jeanne L. Wasserman.

    $0.50

    8 pages, artist's quotes, fold-out, 14 b/w illustrations

  114. On the Wall/On the Air: Artists Make Noise

    1985, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring the work of 20 contemporary performance, installation and recording artists. The exhibition was comprised of visual works as well as a series of artist’s audioworks on WMBR radio. Artists included Laurie Anderson, Jacki Apple, Glenn Branca, Jack Goldstein, Christian Marclay and others. Essay by guest curator Kevin Concannon.

    $0.50

    6 pages, fold-out, 12 b/w illustrations

  115. Visions of Paradise: Vito Acconci, David Ireland, James Surls

    1984, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring installation work by Vito Acconci, David Ireland and James Surls in response to the theme of paradise. Essay by Gary Garrels.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-09-7
    56 pages, statements by the artists, bios., biblios., 42 b/w illustrations

  116. Jackie Windsor/Barry Ledoux: Sculpture

    1984, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring sculpture by Jackie Winsor and Barry Ledoux. Introduction by Kathy Halbreich. Interviews with the artists.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-08-9
    40 pages, bios., biblios., 10 b/w & 3 color illustrations

  117. Peter Campus/Photographs David Deutsch/Paintings and Drawings

    1983, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of photographs by Peter Campus and paintings and drawings by David Deutsch. Essay by Katy Kline and Kathy Halbreich. 

    $4

    ISBN: 0-938437-07-0
    28 pages, artists' statements, bios. biblios., 12 b/w illustrations

  118. Affinities: Myron Stout, Bill Jensen, Brice Marden, Terry Winters

    1983, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition focusing on the work and shared ambitions of Bill Jensen, Terry Winters, Brice Marden, and Myron Stout. Essay by Kathy Halbreich.

    $6

    ISBN 0-938437-06-2
    44 pages, artists' statements, bios., biblios., 17 b/w illustrations

  119. Wakeby Day, Wakeby Night: Monumental Monotypes by Michael Mazur

    1983, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Catalogue documents MIT’s commission of monotype mural by Michael Mazur. Essays by Katy Kline and Eugenia Parry Janis.

    $6

    24 pages, fold-out, bio., biblio., 7 b/w and 2-page color illustrations

  120. Mediums of Language: Vernon Fisher, Myrel Chernick, Paul Sharits

    1982, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring the work of Vernon Fisher, Myrel Chernick and Paul Sharits in which language as an integral element. Essay by Kathy Halbreich. Interviews with the artists.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-05-4
    60 pages, bios., biblios., 20 b/w illustrations

  121. Recent European Prints

    1982, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring contemporary European prints by 18 artists including Georg Baselitz, Francesco Clemente, Felix Droese, Jörg Immendorf, Anselm Kiefer, Mimmo Paladino, Arnulf Rainer and others. Essay by Katy Kline and Garry Garrels.

    $1

    8 pages, fold-out, 13 b/w illustrations

  122. Great Big Drawings

    1982, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition focusing on contemporary large scale works on paper by 17 artists including Chuck Close, Bryan Hung, Robert Moskowitz, Elizabeth Murray, Joel Shapiro and others. Essay by Katy Kline.

    $1

    6 pages, fold-out, 4 b/w illustrations

  123. Body Language: Figurative Aspects in Recent Art

    1981, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition focusing on the figurative aspects of contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Artists included Jennifer Bartlett, Jonathan Borofsky, Barry Ledoux, Robert Longo, David Salle, Joel Shapiro, Cindy Sherman and others. Essay by guest curator Roberta Smith.

    $10

    ISBN: 0-938437-02-X
    116 pages, bios., biblios., 53 b/w illustrations

  124. Furniture by Architects

    1981, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring chairs, tables, and lamps by 17 contemporary architects including Frank Gehry, Vico Magistretti, Robert Mangurian, Billie Tsien, Tod Williams and others.

    $5

    ISBN: 0-938437-01-1
    44 pages, 14 b/w illustrations

  125. Four Painters

    1981, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring the work of painters Carroll Dunham, Ralph Hilton, John Kohring and Carol Lindsley. Essay by Kathy Halbreich.

    $3

    32 pages, bios., biblios., 16 b/w and 4 color illustrations

  126. Rooms

    1981, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring site-specific installations by Richard Artschwager, Cynthia Carlson and Richard Haas. Essay by Susan Sidlauskas.

    $4

    50 pages, interviews with the artists, bios., biblios., 22 b/w illustrations

  127. Jonathan Borofsky: Installation

    1980, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Brochure accompanying an installation by Jonathan Borofsky at MIT’s Hayden Gallery which included a ping-pong table, a coke machine, wall paintings, and a videotape documentary of the artist’s working process. Essay by Kathy Halbreich.

    $1

    8 pages, interview with the artist, bio., biblio., fold-out, 7 b/w illustrations

  128. The Material Object

    1980, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring sculptures by T. Bills, R. Horn, J. Gibbons, and N. Pearson. Essay by Kathy Halbreich.

    $3

    28 pages, artists texts, bios., biblios., 20 b/w illustrations

  129. Bochner/Serra

    1980, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition featuring the work of Mel Bochner and Richard Serra focusing on the use of language as a stimulant for conceiving and making art. Essay by Kathy Halbreich.

    $4

    52 pages, bios., Biblios., 38 b/w and one color illustration

  130. Agnes Denes

    1980, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Brochure documenting exhibition and residency of Agnes Denes. Essay by Gary Garrels. Artist’s statements.

    $0.50

    4 pages, bio., biblio., fold-out, 3 b/w illustrations

  131. Between Inventory and Memory: The Architecture of Aldo Rossi

    1980, MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Exhibition of the work of Italian architect and theorist Aldo Rossi. Essay by Katy Kline.

    $0.50

    6 pages, artist's statement, chronology, fold-out, 4 b/w illustrations