Peabody Essex Museum – Theo Jansen

Strandbeest, Theo Jansen Strandbeest, Theo Jansen

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem near Boston, presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen’s famed kinetic sculptures, titled Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. 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. After display at PEM, the exhibition will travel to the Chicago Cultural Center and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. On view until January 3 2016.

The PEM received a Grant International Presentations from the Mondriaan Fund.


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