5,000 Moving Parts

On view through November 2014

Arthur Ganson


A longtime resident of the Boston area, Arthur Ganson has created kinetic sculptures for over thirty years.  His colorful career includes collaborations with dance and theater artists, one-man shows at Harvard's Carpenter Center and the DeCordova Museum, and inclusion in the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. His work has been on view at the MIT Museum since 1996. For the exhibition 5000 Moving Parts, Ganson has proposed a new five foot tall Machine with Breath, a collaboration with composer/performer Christina Campanella.

Arthur Ganson website

Anne Lilly


Anne Lilly's carefully engineered sculptures are perfect: every alignment, every surface, every screw and gear is just exactly right. And then they start to move, and they're still perfect, but suddenly they're unpredictable.  The motion that you thought would happen morphs from one form into another and another, bringing to mind one association after another.  You can feel your brain making new synapses. For 5000 Moving Parts, Lilly is investigating a new work, with new movement, and we'll be smarter for it.

Lilly's sculptural work has received numerous awards and honors in New England, and is in the collection of the DeCordova Museum of Art, where it has been featured in the prestigious DeCordova Annual Exhibition.

Anne Lilly's website

John Douglas Powers


John Douglas Powers' work reflects not only his interest in ancient myth - an interest that's almost an inevitable byproduct of growing up in the American South - but also a deep engagement in the sounds his sculptures make. Powers' sculptures squeak, they groan, they clatter, wood and steel moving gracefully while they declare their presence.  Powers' work has been shown widely in the American South and in Europe. The exhibition at the MIT Museum will be his first in New England. Beginning this spring, Powers will be an Artist in Residence at The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. For the exhibition 5000 Moving Parts, we're hoping to exhibit one - or maybe more  - of Powers' large scale works.

John Douglas Powers website

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer


Lozano-Hemmer’s kinetic sculptures, responsive environments, video installations and photographs have been shown in museums throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.  In 2007 he represented Mexico at the Venice Biennale with a solo exhibition at Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel.  He has also shown at Art Biennials in Sydney, Liverpool, Shanghai, Istanbul, Seville, Seoul, Havana and New Orleans.  His work is in private and public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Jumex collection in Mexico, the Museum of 21st Century Art in Kanazawa, the Daros Foundation in Zürich and TATE in London.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's website

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