Boston Art Commission

Strandbeest

Artist: Theo Jansen

Neighborhood: City Hall Plaza and Rose Kennedy Greenway

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Medium: Kinetic sculpture

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Saturday, August 22 | 10 am - noon | Crane Beach, Ipswich

Friday, August 28 | 11 am - 1 pm |Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston

Friday, August 28 | 4:30 - 7 pm |Rose Kennedy Greenway / Dewey Square, Boston

Thursday, September 10 | 3 - 7 pm | MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, 5:30 - 7 pm | Strandbeest walk on plaza outside the MIT Media Lab

 

STRANDBEEST: THE DREAM MACHINES OF THEO JANSEN

PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic  and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines between art, science and  storytelling. The exhibition celebrates the thrill of the Strandbeests' unique locomotion as well as the  processes that have driven their evolutionary development on the Dutch seacoast. The kinetic sculptures are accompanied by artist sketches, facilitated demonstrations of the creatures' complex ambulatory systems, a hall of "fossils" and photography by Lena Herzog.

 

To learn more about the Strandbeests, click here.

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