Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving

Installation view of table top with color gels under glass, various color photographs on aluminum placed at different angles

Charlotte Moth, Noting Thoughts (detail), 2011. Steel, wood, glass, Chromogenic prints mounted on aluminum, paper, gels. Installation view, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alex, Paris. Photo: Peter Harris Studio

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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


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.