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 and science, sculpture and performance. 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" as well as photography by Lena Herzog.http://pem.org/exhibitions/176-strandbeest_the_dream_machines_of_theo_jansen
With: Laurent DEROBERT, Carlos ESPINOSA, Rose-Lynn FISHER, GAME OF STATES, Hiroshi ISHIGURO,
Theo JANSEN, Jean KATAMBAYI, Kenji KAWAKAMI, Jesse KRIMES, Charlie LE MINDU, « Le Prince Noir »,
Bridget POLK, SAPEURS, Tomás Saraceno, ...
Answering Marcel Duchamp’s question: “Can one make works of art which are not 'of art'?”, the exhibition “Le Bord des Mondes” [At the Edge of the Worlds] explores the many fields of artistic creation and welcomes creative people from outside of the art world whose work would seem to belong to it through its depth, its beauty and its singularity. These artists – visionaries, experimenters, poets and pirates – reveal these unprecedented fields and defy limits.
Curated by Rebecca Lamarche Vadelhttp://www.palaisdetokyo.com/en/exhibition/programme-saison-fevrier-mai-2015