Special Exhibition "'Theo Jansen - Creation of Life -' The new possibilities created by physics and art"
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In this exhibition, the "beach animal" works created by the Dutch artist Theo Jansen, will be introduced from a scientific perspective. The "beach animal," which goes to the size of 12 meters at the most, is composed of wood, PET bottles, and plastic tubing and moves like an animal when it is exposed to wind. Through this remarkable art work, which acts like an artificial organism, we will think about the possibility of the life forms of the future and, as a consequence, the true nature of life.
At this exhibition, we will exhibit 13 "beach animals" including new and old ones. Starting with the "Siamesis" (9 meters) which will be exhibited for the first time in the world, 2 of the large-sized works and 2 of the small-sized works (4 meters) will show its graceful and riveting movement at the event site. In addition, 9 pieces of his previous work will be exhibited and we will approach the true nature of life, thinking about the evolution of life as we consider the evolution of his art.
- December 9 (Thu.), 2010 - February 14 (Mon.), 2011
- 1F Exhibition Space b, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
- Opening Hours
- 10:00 - 17:00 (Visitors admitted until 16:30)
- Every Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - January 1, 2011 (however, opened on January 4)
- Admission Fees
- Adults: 1,200 yen, 18 years old and under: 500 yen
Groups (8 people and over): Adults: 1,100 yen, 18 years old and under: 400 yen
* Separate charges for the Permanent Exhibition (Adults: 600 yen, 18 years old and under: 200 yen)
* Free admission for those in possession of a Disability Book and one accompanying person
- National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation / Fuji Television Network, Inc.
- In association with
- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan
- Supported by
- MEDIA FORCE LTD. / Editorial department of the Otona no Kagaku (Science for adults), Gakken Education Publishing Co., Ltd. / KLM Royal Dutch Ailines. / Vinyl Environmental Council.