Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Emily Wardill in Frieze













Jennifer Higgie on the work of Emily Wardill, whose exhibition is currently on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center:

The ambition of Wardill’s work is exhilarating; it is so chock-full of startlingly inventive scenes and arcane references that trying to understand them on first viewing is akin to a skydiver trying to grasp the history of the world between leaping from the plane and landing. (More...)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER


October 21, 2010 - January 4, 2011


Opening Reception:

October 21st, 6-8pm

http://listart.mit.edu/


Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind, the first U.S. museum survey of the work of Los Angeles artist and writer, Frances Stark (b. 1967, Newport Beach, California). For over two decades, Frances Stark (b. 1967, Newport Beach, California) has laid bare the creative act in all its tedium and enchantment. With distinctive wit and candor, her expressly personal language reflects an interest in the relationship between art, literature, and everyday life. While describing an attempt to render the poetic from the mundane, Stark's work also reflects a poignant search for the "kind of 'liberation' I-as a woman, artist, teacher, mother, ex-wife-am really after."


Support for Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind has been generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, David Teiger, the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Emily Wardill: Game Keepers Without Game


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce Emily Wardill: Game Keepers without Game, the first U.S. museum presentation of the work of British artist Emily Wardill. The exhibition will consist of Wardill’s recent feature length film Game Keepers Without Game (2009), as well as screenings of two of the artist’s 16mm films, Ben (2007) and Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007). Gamekeepers without Game (2009) is British artist Emily Wardill's (b. 1977, Rugby, UK) re-imagining of the 17th-century play Life Is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño, 1635) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Wardill's short films screened as part of the exhibition combine theatre, metaphor, and cinematic melodrama.


Support for Emily Wardill: Game Keepers Without Game has been generously provided by David Teiger, the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.



Melvin Moti: The Prisoner's Cinema


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce Melvin Moti: The Prisoner’s Cinema, the first U.S. museum exhibition of the work of Dutch artist Melvin Moti. The work of Melvin Moti (b. 1977, Rotterdam, Netherlands) gives form to incidents, events, and subjects displaced from historical narratives. The Prisoner's Cinema (2008) is a 35mm film based on reports of hallucinations resulting from periods of prolonged visual deprivation.


Support for Melvin Moti: The Prisoner’s Cinema has been generously provided by the Mondriaan Foundation, The Netherlands Cultural Services, David Teiger, the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.




Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind, Emily Wardill: Game Keepers Without Game, and Melvin Moti:The Prisoner's Cinema are organized by João Ribas.