Art and Technology Tour at the List Center and ICA/Boston

March 18, 2018
Event Types
Exhibition Tour
Five stacked rows of five monitors each, 1 monitor missing, display a woman, a single monitor on the floor repeats the image.

Installation view, Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2018. Photo: Peter Harris Studio.

Join us for a tour of both the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Both the List Center and the ICA/Boston are participants in a larger art and technology collaboration between area arts and educational institutions .  This area wide collaboration among numerous cultural partners was organized to recognize the outsized role greater Boston has played in the history and  development of technology.

The tour will be led by Emily Watlington, List Center’s curatorial research assistant and will begin at the List Center’s exhibition Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995, considering the works on view there as a historical anchor to the ICA’s exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today. The tour will focus on the role and legacy of Nam June Paik, whose work is on view in both exhibitions, considering and complicating dominant narratives that place Paik as a “founding father” of the art and technology movement.

About the Speaker

Emily Watlington is currently a master’s student in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, MIT. She is also the curatorial research assistant at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, where she contributed to the catalogue for Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995. Her research focuses on contemporary art, primarily video art form 1980 to today, through the lenses of affect theory and feminist theory, and her art criticism has appeared in publications such as Mousse and Frieze. At MIT, she is currently teaching assistant for Judith Barry, exhibiting artist in Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989- Today and Program Director of MITs Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Transportation between museums will be provided.

All programs are free and open to the general public. RSVPs are required.  To RSVP click here.

For more information contact Emily A. Garner, Campus and Public Programs Coordinator, MIT List Visual Arts Center eagarner [at] (eagarner[at]mit[dot]edu)