Opening Receptions: Otto Piene: Lichtballett; Hans Haacke 1967

October 20, 2011
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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.

Otto PIene: Lichtballett

Join us for the opening reception of Otto Piene: Lichtballett, an exhibition of the light-based sculptural work of renowned media artist Otto Piene. Known for multimedia “sky art,” Piene was a founder of the influential Group ZERO, a Düsseldorf-based group of artists that pioneered performance, kinetic, and environmental art in the 1960s. Piene was the first fellow of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) in 1968, eventually succeeding founder György Kepes as its director until 1994.

Hans Haacke 1967

Join us for the opening reception of Hans Haacke 1967, an exhibition that revisits Hans Haacke’s 1967 solo exhibition at MIT. Although some photographic material related to the exhibition at the Hayden Gallery at MIT exists (published in The Tech newspaper at the time) no significant documentation or critical text on this important project has ever been produced. The result of intensive research and collaboration with the artist, Hans Haacke 1967 will revisit this significant body of work as well as document part of MIT’s historical contribution to contemporary art.

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