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List Center presents films, talks

If you haven't yet seen the List Visual Arts Center's latest exhibition, Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, featuring more than 200 conceptual works from the 1950s through the 1980s, you've still got time: the show is up through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Meanwhile, the List will present two films by Global Conceptualism artists in conjunction with the show: Wavelength,a 45-minute film by Michael Snow on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7pm; and Zorns Lemma, a 60-minute film by Hollis Frampton on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7pm ($3; free for MIT students and affiliates).

Discussions of art abound as well this month: "Stopping Time: Performance and the Archive" is the topic for this year's Max Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2pm in Rm 10-250. This discussion on contemporary performance-based art features internationally acclaimed artists Allan Kaprow, Paul McCarthy and Vanessa Beecroft and is moderated by Judith Rodenbeck of the Art History Department at Columbia University. The artists will express their thoughts about curators' and critics' abilities to keep the "be here now" spirit of their work available for critical inquiry and inspiration for future generations.

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the List hosts an Arts Boston Contemporary Dialogues panel discussion on "The New Deal: Strategies for Showcasing Alternatives," with local artists and curators Kathleen Bitetti, Cynthia von Buhler, Randi Hopkins and James Hull. List Center Curator Bill Arning will serve as moderator. The program is at 7pm in Bartos Theater.

For more information on any of these events, call x3-4680.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 6, 2000.

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