FAB - Theo Jansen "Strandbeests, The New Generation"

The Dutch artist Theo Jansen comes to show you for the first time his incredible "Strandbeests" until January 1st 2023!

Small animals to manipulate, large creatures to admire: a rare presentation in France of the work of Theo Jansen, this exhibition allows us to dive into the work of this brilliant sculptor and inventor.

His Strandbeests, articulated structures, move with ease in an autonomous way, thanks to the only force of the wind. Built with simple tubes and recycled materials, they impress with their anatomy and their spectacular dimension. After creating this retrospective with the Kunstmuseum in The Hague, Jansen reveals here his techniques and his astonishing journey.

The Strandbeests are much more than art objects. Theo Jansen strives to truly create life with the ultimate goal of letting his creations live unassisted, in large flocks, on the beach. He realizes that this will not be a reality in the short term, he clearly expressed his dream in an interview with National Geographic: "Give me a few more million years and my Strandbeests will live completely alone".

Practical information

  • Dates: from October 1st 2022 to January 1st 2023
  • Wednesday to Monday from 11am to 6pm - Musée des Beaux Arts
  • Every day from 8am to 6pm - City Hall Garden

Conference on Sunday, October 2 at the CAPC of Bordeaux at 3 pm. Free on reservation.

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