Reading Group: Andrea Crespo

Join Curatorial Fellow Yuri Stone in a reading and discussion group that looks at the relationship between contemporary art and neurological difference. Taking its point of departure in the semi-autobiographical work of Andrea Crespo, the evening will include conversations around neurodivergent artists and institutions that embrace the atypical. Additionally, we will discuss how the discourse around autism is proliferated in mainstream outlets beyond contemporary art, such as in film, television, and the Internet.

To receive the readings, contact Yuri Stone at ystone@mit.edu by Friday, Janaury 27th. The texts will be distributed the following Monday.

This reading group is presented in conjunction with the exhibition List Projects: Andrea Crespo. Crespo takes their own neurological embodiment as a point of inquiry as well as departure for their work in video, drawing, and sculpture. Crespo connects their own personal narratives with computational network culture and the medical sciences, as well as to institutional apparatuses of control and surveillance. The exhibition at the List Center engages with autism as an embodied and a sociocultural entity.