15 July to 18 September 2017
Hours and AdmissionsHours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Entry is permitted thirty minutes before the galleries are closed.
Mie Prefectural Art Museum, The Chunichi Shimbun, TOKAI TELEVISION BROADCASTING Co.,Ltd., Mie Television Broadcasting Co.,Ltd
■With the support of
Mie Prefectural Art Museum Assistance Foundation
■With the sponsorship of
IMURAYA GROUP CO., LTD., Okasan Securities Company Limited, The Daisanbank LTD., Japan Transcity Corporation, The Hyakugo Bank, Ltd., The Mie Bank, Limited., Mie Kotsu Group Holdings, Inc., Miyazaki Honten co., ltd, BEEF RESTAURANT WADAKIN, KITAISEUENO SHINKIN BANK/ MIE SHINKIN BANK/ KUWANA SHINKIN BANK/ KIHOKU SHINKIN BANK, Syutaikai h.p, Oyamada Memorial Spa h.p, Mie Kenmin Kyosai Seikatsu Kyoudou Kumiai
■With the cooperation of
Kintetsu Railway Co.,Ltd.
■Organized in cooperation with
Media Force Ltd.
AboutAt Mie Prefectural Art Museum this summer, meet a world-famous Dutch artist, Theo Jansen, and his “Strandbeests -beach animal- “. Strandbeests are giant artificial creatures that can walk by means of the wind power. We explore the fascination of the Jansen’s creation with the special exhibits, such as the new series of Strandbeests presented for the first time in Japan, as well as those from the early periods in the 90’s and 00's, sketches showing the artist’s original ideas, and parts that support their walking mechanism.
This is the first solo exhibition of Theo Jansen in the Chubu-Kinki district of Japan. It will be the perfect experience for the family with kids during summer vacation, and more importantly, the great chance for every visitor to encounter the widely acclaimed contemporary art interplaying with science and nature.
Beltline Bus Service
On 29, 30 July, Saturdays and Sundays in August, Free beltline bus runs from the West Exit of Tsu Station (on the JR and Kintetsu Lines), via the museum, to the special car park in front of Prefectural Office after 1:00 p.m.
Special talk by Theo JansenTheo Jansen tells about Strandbeests and lets a Strandbeast walk.
Sunday, 16 July
Special Lecture by Theo JansenTheo Jansen shows you the fascination of Strandbeests with movies and pictures.
Monday (public holiday), 17 July
Animation of the Strandbeests (the moving Strandbeests)10:00 a.m.~/ 11:00 a.m.~/ 12:00 a.m.~/ 1:00 p.m.~/ 2:00 p.m.~/ 3:00 p.m.~/ 4:00 p.m.~
Held daily while the exhibition is open
Craft Workshop "Let’s Make a Minibeest"You can make a Minibeest and let it run to compete in front of the real Strandbeest.
Saturday, 19 August/ Sunday, 20 August
You may find further information about related events on this website or Twitter (@mie_kenbi).