"Jesús Rafael Soto: Pénétrable de Chicago"

Jesús Rafael Soto, "Pénétrable de Chicago", (1971).
Photograph courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jesús Rafael Soto, "Pénétrable de Chicago", (1971).

A pioneer of the kinetic art movement, Jesús Rafael Soto created his first "pénétrable" in 1967—an illuminated sculpture that audiences are able to interact with. The newly restored Pénétrable de Chicago has not been displayed since 1986 and is comprised of hanging transparent filaments that respond to the motion of viewers as they move through the work.

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