Theo Jansen's STRANDBEEST coming to Chicago

In the first major American exhibition tour, Theo Jansen’s wholly distinctive kinetic creations blur the lines of art, engineering, science and performance. Celebrating the thrill of the Strandbeest’s locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development, the sculptures are accompanied by artist drawings, videos, daily demonstrations of the Strandbeests’ movements, a display of “fossils” as well as photography by Lena Herzog.

Photo credit: Animaris Umerus, Scheveningen beach, Netherlands (2009). Courtesy of Theo Jansen. Photo by Loek van der Klis.

http://www.strandbeest.com/

Dates:
February 6–May 1, 2016

  • Opening Reception with the Artist: February 5, 7–9 pm
  • STEAM Family Day: February 6, 12 Noon–4 pm
  • Theo Jansen and Lawrence Weschler Discussion: February 7, 1–3 pm

 

 

Hours:
Chicago Cultural Center
Monday–Thursday, 9 am–7 pm
Friday, 9 am–6 pm
Saturday, 9 am–6 pm
Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

Closed holidays

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 10 am–7 pm
Friday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

 

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

 

Admission:
FREE

Photo credit: Animaris Gubernare, Stille Strand, Netherlands (2011). Courtesy of Theo Jansen

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