MIT List Visual Arts Center

  • Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos 1972-2005

    In conjunction with the presentation of Joan Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the List presents seven of the artist’s seminal film and video works surveying the breadth of her career. Immersed in the post-minimal experiments of New York’s downtown scene, Jonas developed her distinctive performances drawing on dance, ritual and various theater traditions in the late 1960s, and soon began to incorporate video into her work.

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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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    Eva Kot’átková

    Poetic, darkly humorous, and occasionally ominous,  Eva Kot’átková counts Czech surrealism and absurdist literature among her sources of inspiration. For the MIT List Visual Arts Center, her first solo museum show in the U.S., she presents a group of new sculptures and drawing.

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    Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit

    Departing from the ambiguity between the significations of taste as a sense and taste as aesthetic discernment, Anicka Yi’s work for the MIT List Visual Arts Center foregrounds her ongoing project The Flavor Genome. The artist’s sculptural installation examines how “flavors”—visual, olfactory, gustatory, auditory—can form sense memories and spur longing, though their cultural and economic value is subject to global consumerism and a politics of taste.

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