Curiosity diverted Tony Conrad into the underground worlds of experimental music and filmmaking, and to an unpretentious understanding of himself as a conceptual artist.
In the Media
The board of the Venice Biennale and President Paolo Baratta have chosen Hashim Sarkis as the curator of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Architect Hashim Sarkis, dean of architecture and planning at MIT, will be director for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2020.
The MIT school of architecture, which has long been dispersed across the campus, will soon have a central base in a large brick warehouse across the street on Massachusetts Avenue.
An artist reflects on the social and philosophical implications of Bruce Nauman’s treatment of his body as a material to be manipulated in sculpture and performance.
One of the finest moving-image gallery exhibitions in recent memory, curator Henriette Huldisch’s eye-opening show of video art from the cathode-ray era conveys the history of the medium with an all-too-rare precision, mingling canonical names with rediscoveries.
The Boston-based Arneis Quartet (violinists Heather Braun and Rose Drucker, violist Daniel Doña, cellist Agnes Kim) takes its name from a variety of grape that is notoriously difficult to cultivate.
Now, British jazz prodigy/YouTube sensation Jacob Collier returns to MIT for a two-week residency and an extravagant musical blowout, timed to coincide with the release of his new album, “Djesse, Vol. 1.”
In a stuffy studio at MIT’s Media Lab, Jacob Collier and Ben Bloomberg are squeezed in front of a small desk flanked by big speakers.
From large-scale works for the opera house and concert hall to intimate violin solos, MIT Institute Professor John Harbison has created an abundant catalogue of music that engages in an extraordinary dialogue between past and present.
Humorist Jonny Sun, a PhD candidate at MIT and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, has had a very busy year.
The MIT List Center is paying homage to a man whose name you might not know, but whose multimedia work probably influences a lot of the culture you love.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced a lead gift from a longtime supporter for a new state-of-the-art music building.
Visit Cambridge’s MIT Museum to learn how one of the university’s earliest graduates affected the boatbuilding industry and created six America’s Cup winners, among other innovative vessels.
At the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood, one could glimpse great hope even as the namesake composer’s life intersected with some of the most traumatic and violent human atrocities of the 20th century.
They Come to Us Without a Word, the multimedia installation created by Joan Jonas for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will get its American premiere with a three-month run at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & … Continued
First, he wrote a book with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Next, an art exhibit in Cambridge that will tell you if you’re funny
Between moonlighting as a Twitter comedian, collaborating with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on a new book, and making appearances on late-night television, Jonny Sun somehow found time to create an interactive art installation that’s debuting in Cambridge this month.
Smelling A.I.: Anicka Yi On the Future of Olfaction, Death, and How Science Can Benefit From Working With Artists
Describing any of Anicka Yi’s unorthodox works as being “multimedia” would be an accurate, though a severely understated characterization.
This time, Machover examines the flight of groundbreaking modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg from Nazi Germany to L.A. (via Brookline, as it happens), and the challenges the notoriously tenacious artist faced when he got there.