Thomas Kovachevich: Lessons and Characters (Artist-in-Residence)

ShowingApril 4, 1986 - May 20, 1986

Throughout his month-long residency with the List Visual Arts Center, Tom Kovachevich, a Chicago-based doctor, sculptor, and performance artist, met with various members of the MIT community, including a fellow physician, a chemist, an anthropologist, and a choreographer, which provided him with an opportunity to discuss his work with specialists in an informal public forum. His aim is to allow people to experience, in an ongoing and intimate way, the various stages involved in the evolution and realization of what an artist does. Both his performances and sculptural installations involve geometric characters, made of paper membranes, which are activated by environmental conditions such as heat and humidity.


Public Events:

April 4-8                      Exhibition in process

April 8                         Exhibition opening 5:30 to 7:30pm

April 10 and 30            Performances at 8pm

 April 11, 1pm              “The Art of Healing.” Dialogue with Dr. John Moses, Physician, MIT Health Services

 April 16, noon             “Discussion.” Dialogue with Benson R. Snyder, Professor of Psychiatry, MIT

 April 17, noon             “Conversations About Family.” Dialogue with Jean E. Jackson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archeology, MIT

 April 17, 8pm              “Sensual Chemistry.” Dialogue with Barry K. Sharpless, Professor of Chemistry, MIT

 April 18, 3 to 5pm       “Improvisation Workshop.” Dialogue with Beth Soll, Director of Dance Workshop, MIT

 April 23, noon             “The Science of Collecting, The Art of Ribosomes.” Dialogue with Ira Wool, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Chicago

 April 25, 8pm              “A Son’s Story: Letters and Photographs from World War II.” Dialogue with Hale Van Dorn Bradt, Professor of Physics, MIT