• Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019 - February 9, 2020. Photo: Charles Mayer.
  • Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
  • Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center,  December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020.   Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
  • Becca Albee, Untitled (Postcard Side A: Robert Blanchon Papers, Fales Archive, 2:15pm EST, May 15, 2019), 2019, Courtesy: the artist, the Robert Blanchon Estate, and NYU Special Collections.
  • …my work as a premature memorial to myself, others, and perhaps our world. Now that’s an ending. Three-channel digital video 2019 Courtesy the artist  Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Ctr, Dec 12, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020
  • Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center,  December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020.   Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
  • Becca Albee, May 21 No reading. Just take care of yourselves. May 26 No Class. Memorial Day. Continue to care (add other by now…). Archival inkjet print 2019 Courtesy the artist and The Estate of Robert Blanchon Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
  •  Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center,  December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020.   Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
  • Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019 - February 9, 2020. Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
  • Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lyndsey Metivier
Bakalr Gallery

List Projects 20: Becca Albee

ShowingDecember 12, 2019 -
February 9, 2020

Bakalr Gallery

Using photography and the moving image, Becca Albee’s work draws on an array of visual and printed sources, variously culled from personal archives, official repositories, and the public realm. Throughout, she employs strategies of re-photography, cropping, and overlays in an effort to interweave disparate narratives. Albee frequently shifts the context, content, and meaning of her source materials that include found photographs, film negatives, and other objects. List Projects 20: Becca Albee, the artist’s first institutional solo presentation engages two distinct sites of research and production—the archive of the late artist Robert Blanchon and Brooklyn’s Plumb Beach—to reflect on deep and mortal time scales, as well as the enduring impact of a relationship frozen in memory.

Becca Albee (b. United States) lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented in recent solo exhibitions at Situations, New York; Et al., San Francisco; and 356 Mission, Los Angeles. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; and Art in General, Brooklyn, NY. Prior to her work as a visual artist, Albee was a member of Excuse 17, a punk band influential in the Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene of the early 1990s. Albee is an Associate Professor of Photography at The City College of New York, CUNY. This work was supported by a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.

 List Projects 20: Becca Albee is organized by Yuri Stone, independent curator with Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.

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Exhibitions at the List Center are made possible with the support of Fotene & Tom Coté, Audrey & James Foster, Idee German Schoenheimer, Joyce Linde, and Cynthia & John Reed.  In-kind media sponsorship provided by 90.9 WBUR. Additional funding for List Projects is also provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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. The Advisory Committee Members of the List Visual Arts Center are gratefully acknowledged. 

  • Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019 -
    February 9, 2020. Photo: Charles Mayer.

  • Felix dies rather young. So does Joe Orton. Consider the congested matrix we now know as history’s machinery, and draw parallels and opposites as to how one is remembered, by whom, for whose benefit. How many voices are involved? With the artists no longer with us, who speaks for them? Do you always agree with posthumous posturing? (0-4), Silver gelatin prints, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

    Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lindsay Metivier

  • Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lindsay Metivier

  • Becca Albee, Untitled (Postcard Side A: Robert Blanchon Papers, Fales Archive, 2:15pm EST, May 15, 2019), 2019, Courtesy: the artist, The Estate of Robert Blanchon, and NYU Special Collections


  • …my work as a premature memorial to myself, others, and perhaps our world. Now that’s an ending.
    Three-channel digital video, 2019. Courtesy the artist

    Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019 - February 9, 2020. Photo: Charles Mayer.

  • Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019 -
    February 9, 2020. Photo: Lindsay Metivier

  • May 21 No reading. Just take care of yourselves. May 26 No Class. Memorial Day. Continue to care (add other by now…).Archival inkjet print,  2019.  Courtesy the artist and The Estate of Robert Blanchon

    Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lindsay Metivier

  • BONUS*BONUS*BONUS No longer do we (as in the artworld) want alcoholic male painters dripping acrylic on canvases and dying dramatically in an auto accident on Long Island. Can you see a way to exist in this world as an artist after the death of everything we thought art was has been declared? I sure do, but what about you?
    Archival inkjet print, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

    Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lindsay Metivier

  • At night the brilliant moon rings equal the sun’s rays in the dunes of the Meat Rack. We roam this historical sexual landscape in a crystal clear blue light.
    Archival inkjet print, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

    Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020.  Photo: Lindsay Metivier

  • Careful with all this new physical endurance. Do you keep a first aid kit (like we all do in LA for earthquakes) with you at all times in case of a cut?
    Archival inkjet print, 2019.  Courtesy the artist and The Estate of Robert Blanchon

    Installation view of List Projects 20: Becca Albee at MIT List Visual Arts Center, December 12, 2019–February 9, 2020. Photo: Lindsay Metivier

Press Coverage

  1. …my work as a premature memorial to myself, others, and perhaps our world. Now that’s an ending. Three-channel digital video 2019 Courtesy the artist  Installation view List Projects 20: Becca Albee, MIT List Visual Arts Ctr, Dec 12, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020

    Art Seen | Becca Albee | The Brooklyn Rail | Hồng-Ân Trương

  2. Becca Albee, Unititled, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

    At MIT's List, Artist Becca Albee Interweaves Friendship And Horseshoe Crabs | WBUR The ARTery | Pamela Reynolds

  3. Installation view of Prismataria at Et Al., San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

    Layers of Connection: Becca Albee | Mousse Magazine | Viola Angiolini

  4. Becca Albee, Untitled (Postcard Side A: Robert Blanchon Papers, Fales Archive, 2:15pm EST, May 15, 2019), 2019, Courtesy: the artist, the Robert Blanchon Estate, and NYU Special Collections.

    Deep Time: Becca Albee | L'Officiel

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