Opening Reception: Joachim Koester, To navigate, in a genuine way, in the unknown...

May 9, 2012
Event Types
Public Program
A black and white still of a woman looking off screen.

Still from Joachim Koester, I myself am only a receiving apparatus, 2010, still from a black-and-white film in 16 mm, 3 minutes 33 seconds.

Reception preceded by a conversation with artist Joachim Koester and List Center curator João Ribas.

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Bartos Theatre
The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents the first major U.S. museum exhibition surveying the work of Danish-born, New York-based artist Joachim Koester. Koester’s work explores history, perception, consciousness and the body through photography and film bordering between documentary and fiction. The artist’s interest lies in what can and cannot be narrated, rationalized, or represented, “the twilight zone of what can be told and what cannot be told.” With a research-intensive, archival approach, Koester traces historical narratives, forgotten journeys, obscure phenomena, and altered forms of consciousness. 

The program is FREE and open to the general public.