Wen-Ying Tsai

1928–2013

Wen-Ying Tsai, ‘Umbrella’ 1971
Umbrella 1971
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Biography

Wen-Ying Tsai (October 13, 1928 – January 2, 2013) was an American pioneer cybernetic sculptor and kinetic artist best known for creating sculptures using electric motors, stainless steel rods, stroboscopic light, and audio feedback control. As one of the first Chinese-born artists to achieve international recognition in the 1960s, Tsai was an inspiration to generations of Chinese artists around the world.

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Tate Paper

New Media Art and the Gallery in the Digital Age

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