Opening Reception: Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance; From the Collection: Duncan Campbell's Bernadette

May 7, 2009
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An exhibition space is filled with visitors of all ages peering into glass cases with sculptures by Alicja Kwade contained within.

Guests gather for the opening reception of Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances in October, 2019 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Photo by Cassandra Rodriguez.

Please join us for the opening reception of Matthew Day Jackson:  The Immeasurable Distance

Matthew Day Jackson:  The Immeasurable Distance, is a solo exhibition of works based on Jackson’s research as an artist-in-residence at MIT. Jackson’s complex research, histories, and hagiographies are manifested in sculptures, constructed paintings, unmanipulated objects, books, and videos. In this exhibition, Jackson continues his investigations into human consciousness and explores how positive evolutionary developments in human thought and culture occur under physical or mental stress. Other works explore how constructive and destructive technological developments often stem from the same impetus to expand human experience despite all odds, proving that progress is possible, whatever the risk.

From the Collection: Duncan Campbell’s Bernadette

Duncan Campbell’s film Bernadette presents an unconventional yet insightful portrait of Irish dissident and political activist Bernadette Devlin. Campbell’s film utilizes archival material, found footage, animation, and scripted voice-over to upend the formal conventions of documentary filmmaking.