First US exhibition by photographer Joël Tettamanti through Aug 31

June 25, 2013

The MIT Museum presents Compass Points: Joël Tettamanti.  The exhibition in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography at the MIT Museum features over 70 works by the contemporary photographer in his first US exhibition, on view through Saturday, August 31st, 2013. This exhibition, curated by Gary Van Zante, MIT Museum Curator of Architecture and Design, is sponsored by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, and swissnex Boston.  The Swiss photographer Tettamanti creates works that focus on the impact of human settlement on the landscape, from Asia to the Arctic Circle.  The images are often without people, examining instead the contradiction of human frailty and resilience, and the relationships people form with the land.  His work is a vast archive of the structures, villages, and cities people create, and of the landforms and climates that shape them.  Admission to the MIT Museum is free for all MIT students.

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