Opening Reception: Nairy Baghramian, Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits, List Projects: Gabrial Abrantes

May 8, 2013
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Public Program
Long view of a space displays artwork including 5 aluminum hook shaped works on the walls, 2 fabric sculptures on the floor.

Installation view, Nairy Baghramian: Fluffing the Pillows (Moorings, Gurneys, Silos, Mops, News Rack, Railing), MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Bucholz/Berlin. Photo: Peter Harris Studio

Join us for the opening reception for the List Center’s spring exhibitions:
Nairy Baghramian
Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits
List Projects: Gabriel Abrantes

Film Screening and conversation with Gabriel Abrantes and List Curator João Ribas

6PM Bartos Theatre, E15

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents an exhibition by Iranian born, Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian. For her exhibition at the List, Baghramian makes use of the materials and formal language of utilitarian and maritime objects—from hooks to sailcloth—to draw out the complex denotations of various materials, as well as the functional and creative processes that define notions of the ‘sculptural’.

Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits is comprised of two of Uglow’s most important series, his Standard(s) paintings and Portrait(s) of a Standard, both centered on the artist’s decades-long investigation into the medium of painting.  Works from both series reflect Uglow’s commitment to exploring the formal and affective conditions of non-figurative art.

Three recent films by Lisbon-based artist and filmmaker Gabriel Abrantes are the subject of a new exhibition series List Projects, which focuses on supporting emerging artists at pivotal points in their career. With a distinct theatricality, cinematographic beauty, and narrative style, along with a historical and politicized focus, Abrantes crafts fictions around the new identities and relations of desire forged through globalization.

The reception is FREE and open to the general public.  All are welcome.