Hayden Gallery

Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving

ShowingFebruary 17, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Hayden Gallery

In her first US solo exhibition, Paris-based artist Charlotte Moth presents a group of recent works in sculpture, photography, and film. Throughout her work, she trains her gaze on the architectural spaces in which we live and the objects that surround us. Since 1999, Moth has taken analogue photographs of buildings and interiors encountered while traveling, a collection of images she calls the Travelogue. These photographs serve as source of many of her installations, variously grouped into slide projections, sculptural wall works, or table assemblages. Paying close attention to overlooked details like corners and crevices, or the play of shadows, Moth renders mundane objects and spaces as magical and strange.  


Charlotte Moth (b.1978, Carshalton, UK) lives and works in Paris. Solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vadúz (2016); Tate Britain, London (2016); Esker Foundation, Calgary (2015); De Vleeshal, Middleburg, The Netherlands (2014); Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva (2012); and Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart, France (2011), among others. Moth was educated at UCCA, Canterbury and the Slade School of Art in London, before completing her training at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.

Charlotte Moth: Seeing  while Moving is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center

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Exhibitions at the List Center are made possible with the support of Jane & Neil Pappalardo, Cynthia & John Reed and Terry & Rick Stone.  In-kind media sponsorship is provided by 90.9 WBUR Boston’s NPR News Station. 

General operating support is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT, the MIT School of Architecture + Planning, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and many generous individual donors. The Advisory Committee Members of the List Visual Arts Center are gratefully acknowledged.

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

    Noting Thoughts, (detail), 2011
    Steel, wood, glass,
    Chromogenic prints mounted on aluminum, paper, gels
    Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

    Noting Thoughts, (detail), 2011
    Steel, wood, glass,
    Chromogenic prints mounted on aluminum, paper, gels
    Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

    Lurking Sculpture (Rotating Rubber Plant), 2016
    3D printed PMMA, epoxy resin, paint, marble, rotating stand
    Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

    Noting Thoughts, (detail), 2011
    Steel, wood, glass,
    Chromogenic prints mounted on aluminum, paper, gels
    Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix, Paris

  • Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving
    Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center
    Photo: Peter Harris Studio

    living images (1), 2016
    Bronze cast, glass lens
    Private Collection

    living images (2), 2016
    Bronze cast, doorknob
    Private Collection

Press Coverage

  1. At MIT, seeing art as a place you can return to | Boston Globe | Cate McQuaid