Jake Gunter's lighting design for 'Small Infinities.' Isaac Newton in the foreground, played by Ben Spiro '17, and Hannah Smith, Newton’s mother is in the background, played by Sabrine Iqbal '17. Photo: Jake Gunter.

2017 Recipients of the Wiesner Student Art Awards

There is common misconception that all MIT students prioritize psets over practicing piano, performing Shakespeare, drawing, painting, dancing or designing lighting cues. The 2017 recipients of the Wiesner Student Art Awards—Jacob Gunter, Nathan Gutierrez, Rachel Osmundsen and Hallie Voulgaris—counter this … Continued

Roots Studio, 2017 Winner of the Creative Arts Competition. Authentic designs by artists in India are transformed into storied products. Photo: Courtesy of Roots Studio.
Roots Studio, 2017 Winner of the Creative Arts Competition. Authentic designs by artists in India are transformed into storied products. Photo: Courtesy of Roots Studio.

Creative Arts Competition rewards arts entrepreneurship at MIT

On May 1, MIT’s yearlong suite of opportunities for student arts entrepreneurs culminated in the fifth annual Creative Arts Competition, a $15,000 prize for the most promising arts-focused startup at the Institute. Eight teams, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students … Continued

Gwenneth Boelens, At Odds, 2015, chromogenic color print (photogram), metal, magnets, chromogenic color print (opaque projection), paper, glass, umbrella frame, tie wrap. Courtesy the artist; Klemm’s, Berlin; Grimm, Amsterdam
Gwenneth Boelens, At Odds, 2015, chromogenic color print (photogram), metal, magnets, chromogenic color print (opaque projection), paper, glass, umbrella frame, tie wrap. Courtesy the artist; Klemm’s, Berlin; Grimm, Amsterdam

Gallery Roundup

  Gwenneth Boelens: At Odds, List Visual Arts Center February 17, 2017 – April 16, 2017 Trained in photography, Gwenneth Boelens (b. 1980 in Soest, NL) is concerned with processes of perception, memory, and time; throughout her work she aims … Continued

Movable Light Boxes in the Media Lab Lounge. Credit: Chris Harting.

Arts Alumni News

Amna Ansari ’12 and Marcus Martinez ’12, co-founders of Alloybuild, won an Honorable Mention/‘Best Unique City Infrastructure’ for their entry ‘Float House’ at reGEN Boston; they also presented their research ‘Shuffle City’ at the Architecture Boston Expo in November. Ann … Continued

Olafur Eliasson, "Your rainbow panorama," 2006-2011. ARoS Arhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Credit: Studio Olafur Eliasson.
Olafur Eliasson, Your rainbow panorama, 2006-2011. ARoS Arhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Credit: Studio Olafur Eliasson.

Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award

The Council for the Arts at MIT is pleased to announce that Olafur Eliasson is the recipient of the 2014, 40th anniversary Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. Renowned for the multi-faceted practice of his studio in Berlin, Eliasson creates ambitious public art projects, large-scale installations, architectural pavilions, major art exhibitions, spatial experiments, sensory experiences and a distinctive art and social business enterprise — Little Sun, a solar powered lamp that is “a work of art that works in life.” Eliasson’s creative practice above all reveals that art shapes life in a way that transforms reality.