Allora and Calzadilla’s Chalk

Allora and Calzadilla, Chalk, 2018. MIT. Photo: Tynan Byrne.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
6 – 8 PM
On view at the Saxon Tennis Courts, MIT

This event is part of the Zooetics+ Symposium.

Allora and Calzadilla Chalk
Each piece, 64 inches (~163cm) long and 8 inches (~20cm) in diameter

“We were interested in the matter-of-factness of what chalk is – a tool – something you find in the classroom. But it’s also a geological substance, found naturally in the earth. Because of its nature, it is ephemeral and fragile. It’s a beautiful white form, minimal looking and very clean – but paradoxically it’s also something that can have a connotation of something dirty because it is used to mark a surface. This was interesting, how this material could be symbolic, iconic, and also nothing else but itself. It was like trying to think about or reconcile a minimalistic form made of this material and putting it in a public setting to see what might unfold.” – Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla


quote from accessed April 24, 2018


  • mit saxon tennis courts
    Corner of Ames Street and Memorial Drive