The MIT Museum presents Wen-Ying Tsai's 1970 work Cybernetic Sculpture #301. Tsai was a Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), where the work was created, from 1969-71. This sculpture is part of a small collection of historically important kinetic works created at CAVS and in the collection of the MIT Museum. The MIT Museum is also home to the ongoing exhibition, Arthur Ganson: Gestural Engineering, a well-loved display of his kinetic sculptures, which have been on view since 1995.
A related exhibition of kinetic art at Axiom, Move Me, organized by Heidi Kayser, presents new work by Arthur Ganson and five other contemporary kinetic sculptors. Also available is a joint catalog including essays by Laura Knott and Heidi Kayser about the individual works in their two exhibitions, as well as an essay about the importance of kinetic sculpture in the contemporary art historical cannon, and an interview with Arthur Ganson by Laura Knott and Heidi Kayser.
Photo: Wen-Ying Tsai, Cybernetic Sculpture Environment, Hayden Gallery, MIT, 1971. Collection MIT Museum
Apr 22-June 6 (Ganson exhibit is ongoing)
*Also See Related Gallery Talk: Tsai's Cybernetic Sculpture and "The Movement Movement"
Hours| Mon-Sun, 10-5pm, Closed Major Holidays
Admission| General admission, $7.50 for adults; Youth under 18, students, seniors: $3