September 9 – October 29, 2022 in the Wiesner Student Art Gallery, open 9:00am – 9:00pm daily
September 16, 2022 / 5:00 – 7:00pm
An exhibition of work by José Alejandro Medina Bickford, Graduate Student in the Art, Culture, and Technology Program at MIT
In Reconfiguración, Alejandro Medina (SMACT ’23) presents five new works produced during his first year as a graduate student in the Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT. The works were created out of the specific context of being at MIT and are conceived using materials derived from the university’s setting—the scientific research paper becomes the form for a new series of drawings, branches collected throughout the university’s campus are re-engaged with gravity in new structural configurations, and cardboard/paper waste from the Media Lab’s facilities are brought back to life as a 20 foot mural. The work centers around the artist’s preoccupation with climate change, particularly the urgent need to rethink relationships between nature, technology and science in order to build resilience against the challenges of the future.