The extraordinary creations of Theo Jansen (1948) come to Chile for the first time in an exhibition to be presented in the National Center of Contemporary Art Cerrillos (CNACC), as well as an extensive educational program. Jansen will be present at the opening of the exhibition and will give a talk in Santiago, at the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center – GAM, on April 12th. This talk will also be live streamed.
His Strandbeests, beach animals, are extraordinary mobile constructions that have evolved organically in the last twenty-seven years. Made out of plastic tubing and genetic algorithms, they are sculptures close to life that encourage viewers to reflect on nature and the ways in which we relate to the environment through art.
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The Theo Jansen in Chile project is organized by Fundación Mar Adentro, the CECREA Program and the National Center of Contemporary Art Cerrillos of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile.
Program design: Fundación Mar Adentro and CECREA
Design and execution of workshops: FabLab Catholic University, FabLab University of Chile
National Center of Contemporary Art Cerrillos, Fundación Ecoscience
In collaboration with Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, GAM
Municipality of Cerrillos, Directory of Metropolitan Public Transport, Embassy of the Netherlands in Chile, Massiva, Valle Nevado, Papiro, Triángulo Gráfico, Media Stream, CGS, Ibero Americana Radio Chile, TVN.