Opening Reception: Sung Tieu and Lex Brown

April 3, 2023
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Symmetrical installation view of a black and white gallery with small prints hung on the left and right walls and an installation in the center of the room with mirrors cut out to resemble airplane parts frames GDR-era radios placed on the floor

Sung Tieu, Song for VEB Stern-Radio, 2021. Installation view: “Preis der Nationalgalerie,” Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2022. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg/Beirut and Emalin, London


To enter Sung Tieu: Civic Floor, visitors must be willing to take their shoes off or use shoe or wheelchair covers.

Join us for the opening reception to celebrate two new exhibitions at the List Center, Sung Tieu: Civic Floor and Lex Brown: Carnelian.

Exhibiting artists and exhibition curators will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Sung Tieu: Civic Floor

With Civic Floor, the MIT List Visual Arts Center will present the US debut of a new body of work by German-Vietnamese artist Sung Tieu. Tieu employs sculpture, drawing, sound, video, and installation to examine a wide range of subjects in which social or political power is articulated through sensory and psychological realms. Perception is a key node in Tieu’s work as she elaborates the often alienating effects of sound, architecture, design, and language. Working across various media, Tieu crafts a spatial narrative in each of her exhibitions that reflects her research into bureaucratic systems and their affective spaces as well as her lived experience with them.

Lex Brown: Carnelian

The MIT List Visual Arts Center will present the first museum solo exhibition of Philadelphia-based artist Lex Brown. Spanning video, sculpture, drawing, writing, performance, and the podcast 1-800-POWERS, Lex Brown’s incisive artworks confront pressing social conditions of our time, from gentrification and greenwashing to police violence, but do so through an irreverent and sometimes jarring use of humor.