Public Program Reading Group: Andrea Crespo

February 15, 2017, 6:00PM

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Join Curatorial Fellow Yuri Stone in a reading and discussion group  that looks at the relationship between contemporary art and neurological difference. Taking its point of departure in the semi-autobiographical work of Andrea Crespo, the evening will include conversations around neurodivergent artists and institutions that embrace the atypical. Additionally, we’ll discuss how the discourse around autism is proliferated in mainstream outlets beyond contemporary art, such as in film, television, and the Internet.   

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.  The texts will be distributed Monday, January 30. 
 
This reading group is presented in conjunction with the exhibition List Projects: Andrea Crespo. Crespo takes their own neurological embodiment as a point of inquiry as well as departure for their work in video, drawing, and sculpture. Crespo connects their own personal narratives with computational network culture and the medical sciences, as well as to institutional apparatuses of control and surveillance. The exhibition at the List Center engages with autism as an embodied and a sociocultural entity. 


This program is free but advanced registration is required. To register for this event, please click here. All reading materials will be sent electronically in advance of the session.

For more information, contact:

Yuri Stone
ystone@mit.edu