JOACHIM KOESTER: TO NAVIGATE, IN AGENUINE WAY, IN THE UNKNOWN . . . | MIT List Visual Arts Center | May 10–July 8 | Koester's photos and videos probe the wonders of the invisible world: a 16th-century scientist who sought to communicate with the dead, a spastic dance meant to ward off the poisons of a tarantula bite, photos left behind by a doomed Arctic expedition, and the occultist Aleister Crowley's abandoned residence in Sicily (accompanied by the drums from the Rolling Stones' Sympathy for the Devil). | 20 Ames St, Cambridge | Free | 617.253.4680 or listart.mit.edu

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