Artist Lecture and Opening Celebration: Agnieszka Kurant

September 13, 2022
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Special Program
Glass mirrored buildings with a white LED sculpture on the buildings underhang.

Agnieszka Kurant, The End of Signature, 2022. LEDs, acrylic lens, steel, paint, custom programmed controller, 234 x 697 x 16 in. (594.4 x 1770.4 x 40.6 cm). Collaboration with Katie Lewis, Divya Shanmugam, Jose Javier Gonzalez Ortiz and Professor John Guttag. MIT Collection Commissioned with MIT Percent-for-Art funds. Photo: Charles Mayer Photography


Agnieszka Kurant

Join us for the dedication of our latest addition to MIT's Public Art Collection, The End of Signature by Agnieszka Kurant.

This will be a hybrid event with a live video that can be streamed here at 6 PM. 

Hear from the artist about her process of using artificial intelligence to create two different collective signatures realized as monumental light sculptures adorning the facades of two new buildings in Kendall Square.

Following the lecture, we invite you to join us on the plaza beneath the artworks for a reception and celebration from 7:00–8:00PM. 

About the Artist

Agnieszka Kurant’s work in systems, sculpture, and film has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe. She operates at the intersection of art, science, philosophy and technology, and questions the epistemological assumptions that are fundamental to those intellectual and institutional territories. This piece is a site-specific work for two new buildings in Kendall Square including new residential housing and innovation center (Buildings E37 and E38). 

About MIT’s Percent-for-Art Program

The MIT List Visual Arts Center maintains one of the most active Percent-for-Art programs in the country.  Over the years MIT’s campus public art collection has continued to grow with new commissions by important and critically acclaimed contemporary artists.