The heyday of Hans Haacke
At MIT, a fascinating look at artist’s ’60s exploration of relationships between phenomena
Over the course of this year, as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology celebrated its 150th anniversary, the List Visual Arts Center has mounted a series of four solo shows devoted to artists who were associated with MIT in the ’60s and ’70s. Each show has resuscitated a figure who rose to prominence in that time, be it Stan VanDerBeek and Juan Downey, both now deceased, or the still living and working Otto Piene and Hans Haacke. The latest is a fascinating show by Haacke.