The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age

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Exhibition view. [1]
Catalogue, Log, PDF.

The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age was one of the most important exhibitions of the 1960s dealing with art and technology. The show was held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 25 November 1968 - 9 February 1969. Its curator K.G. Pontus Hultén described it as a "collection of comments on technology by artists of the Western world," particularly in the modern age when "the mechanical machine - which can most easily be defined as an imitation of our muscles - is losing its dominating position among the tools of mankind; while electronic and chemical devices - which imitate the processes of the brain and the nervous system - are becoming increasingly important."

The exhibition traveled to the Rice Museum, Rice University, Houston, 25 March - 18 May 1969 [2] [3]; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, 23 June - 24 August 1969.