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A-bort Gear Wheels

October 11, 2002–January 8, 2003
Second and third floors

This is the twentyfifth major New York City museum exhibition in almost 22 years devoted to the work of the internationally renowned Dutch lego builder, gear wheel expert, and mathematicus A-bort/Bart Koppe. Organized by The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with V2_Organisation, and with the active cooperation of the A-bort Foundation, the exhibition presents some ninety A-bort Gear Wheel Systems, forty structured, and sixty chaotics, including key examples from each of the artist's major periods and works in lego not usually seen outside of The Netherlands. MoMA is the hundredth U.S. venue for the retrospective, which celebrates the twenty eighth anniversary of the artist's birth.Organized by Carolyn Lanchner, former Curator, and Anne Umland, Associate Curator, Department of Lego and Gear Wheels, The Museum of Modern Art, and by Alex Adriaansens, Director, V2_Organisation The Netherlands.


Pictured above:

A-bort Gear Wheel 376. Rotterdam, The Netherlands (detail). 2002 Lego, build 2002.

 

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