The List Center presents an exhibition of work by Boston-born, Berlin-based Dorothy Iannone (b. 1933). Over the last sixty years, Iannone, who emigrated to Europe in the late 1960s, has forged a brazenly iconoclastic visual vocabulary in her paintings, book works, and sculptures. She characteristically combines text and image in frontal compositions that make reference to Byzantine mosaic art, Japanese woodblock prints, and various folk art traditions. Her works depict human and mythological figures, often nude and engaged in erotic scenarios. Iannone’s pioneering body of work has long been affected by her autobiography, charting an intrepid lifelong search for what she calls ‘ecstatic unity,’ a concept that encompasses sexual, emotional, and spiritual fulfillment. The List Center exhibition represents her largest solo show in the United States to date and will present a selection of works spanning the 1960s to the present.
The exhibition is organized by Henriette Huldisch, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (former Director of Exhibitions and Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center), and Selby Nimrod assistant curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Exhibitions at the List Center are made possible with the support of Karen & Gregory Arenson, Fotene & Tom Coté, Audrey & James Foster, Idee German Schoenheimer, Joyce Linde, Cynthia & John Reed and Sara-Ann & Robert Sanders.
General operating support is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Council for the Arts at MIT; Philip S. Khoury, Associate Provost at MIT; the MIT School of Architecture + Planning; the Mass Cultural Council; and many generous individual donors. In-kind media sponsorship provided by 90.9 WBUR. The Advisory Committee Members of the List Visual Arts Center are gratefully acknowledged.
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