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Pamela Z Comes to MIT For Eugene McDermott Award In The Arts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will welcome interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z this spring for a series of campus visits and performances as part of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
RECORD Previews Key Exhibitions and Events at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale
With the 2023 edition of the Biennale just around the bend, get a taste of major goings-on at the Giardini, Arsenale, and beyond.
Liz Diller Wears Zippered Sweatpants to Black-Tie Events
21 Questions with architect Liz Diller.
Composer/media artist Pamela Z receives Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT
Interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z has been awarded the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts by MIT. The award includes a $100,000 investment in Z’s creative practice and an artist residency at MIT later this spring. In anticipation of the residency, MIT will host … Continued
Skylar Tibbits, Chris Cooke and Katelin Butler named Dezeen Awards 2023 judges
Designers Skylar Tibbits and Chris Cooke, editor Katelin Butler, 2LG Studio co-founders Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe and Quirk Studio co-founders Shivani Ajmera and Disha Bhavsar have been announced as Dezeen Awards 2023 judges.
Let There Be Light at Kresge
After beginning the oratorio with a convincing representation of chaos, conductor Andrew Clark, the MIT Concert Choir, the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Chamber Choir, three soloists, and a small orchestra continued their rousing traversal of Haydn’s Creation at Kresge last Saturday.
Catherine Quan Damman on Sung Tieu and the art of derivative critique
The work of Sung Tieu necessitates a fair amount of explanatory text. Reading the growing body of writing about Tieu (the artist will open her first US solo exhibitions—“Infra-Specter” at Brooklyn’s Amant on March 30, “Civic Floor” at Cambridge’s MIT … Continued
An MIT-born startup is pitching their idea for green roof additions to the Parisian skyline
A new startup born out of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning has developed a green roof concept aimed at improving the quality of life of Parisians while addressing a host of environmental and urban health concerns for the ancient city of 2.1 million.
First It Was MIT, Now Lupe Fiasco Is Headed To Yale University
Chicago native and founder of the Society of Spoken Art Lupe Fiasco announced on Thursday that he’s a Yale University’s Saybrook Fellow.
ISO Announces Four Indigenous Storytellers for Immersive Incubator Program at MIT
The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) in collaboration with Co-Creation Studio at the MIT Open Documentary Lab have selected four screen-based Indigenous artists from different regions in Canada for the new Immersive Incubator taking place at the MIT campus from April … Continued
Lupe Fiasco Announces His Fellowship at Yale University
Last May, Lupe announced that he would be teaching at MIT as part of the college’s MLK Visiting Professor Program for the 2022-23 academic year. He was previously a Visiting Artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology from … Continued
Músicos de universidade americana participam de imersão cultural sobre Amazônia
Mais de 75 músicos e pesquisadores do MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), prestigiada universidade norte-americana e considerada a melhor do mundo há mais de 10 anos, participam de intercâmbio cultural e científico sobre música, tecnologia e ritmos da Amazônia, em … Continued
Teatro Amazonas recebe show gratuito com músicos americanos, artistas brasileiros, indígenas e compositoras indicadas ao Grammy
Artistas brasileiros e indígenas, além de compositoras indicadas ao Grammy, vão se unir a 75 músicos e pesquisadores do MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), considerada a melhor universidade do mundo por alguns rankings há mais de 10 anos, para apresentar … Continued
Yiddish Dreams & Futures
A portrait concert of composer Derek David will feature new vocal and chamber works that reflect upon Jewish identity and Yiddish culture in a contemporary landscape.
New MIT Museum answers some unusual questions
Pink chickens changing the earth? How about a distortion in spacetime that you can actually see? Strange questions – and the MIT Museum in Cambridge has a few answers. Visitors can see the best of MIT, plus new technologies, at the … Continued
Translating the Music of Trees Into the Sounds of Opera
The tech-forward composer Tod Machover has made a chamber opera of Richard Powers’s novel “The Overstory,” featuring Joyce DiDonato.
Studio Benton on CNN Style
CNN visits Christopher Joshua Benton at Abu Dhabi Art.
Kindred spirits: Museum exhibit connects artist Betye Saar and Isabella Stewart Gardner
The artist is drawn not just to spirituality, but to religions that are assembled from many different practices, mirroring in a way her own assembling of works from different items. For example, the Santeria religion fuses Yoruba beliefs with Roman … Continued
A Gutted Pub at MIT has Been Brought to Life as a Cybernetic Performance Site
Inside the depths of the Frank Gehry-designed Stata Center on MIT’s campus, artist and architecture student Karyn Nakamura has MacGyvered an abandoned pub into an immersive space to host her performance Break My Body, Liberate My Soul.
A guide to the MIT List Visual Arts Center
An underappreciated gem of the Greater Boston art scene, make sure to add the MIT List Visual Arts Center to your list.
Travelling exhibition From the Ground Up highlights unsung Black architects
The racial paradigm in the United States means that Black architects must continue to operate against the grain in order to get projects built, says From the Ground Up exhibition curator Hasaan Kirkland.