Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965 examines the rise of multiples (three-dimensional objects issued in editions) and the concurrent surge of interest in kinetic art in the post–World War II era.
Drawing from public and private collections in Europe and the United States, Multiplied presents for the first time in the United States the entirety of all three collections of Edition MAT, produced between 1959 and 1965. As the first in-depth English-language study of this groundbreaking project, Multiplied and its accompanying scholarly catalog analyze both the works produced and the dynamic structure of distribution, display, and international exchange of art it set in motion.
Learn more about Edition MAT through the Kemper Art Museum’s public programs, including a virtual gallery talk on artist Marcel Duchamp and his foundational role in the history of multiples and a lecture on the conservation challenges inherent in time-based and kinetic artworks.
Read selections from the exhibition catalog introducing the pioneering enterprise of Edition MAT as well as its cultural context. Download the educator’s guide, which can be used as an educational resource both at the Museum and in the physical or virtual classroom.
Multiplied is curated by Meredith Malone, associate curator.
Lead support for the exhibition was provided by the William T. Kemper Foundation. Additional generous support was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Hortense Lewin Art Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Elissa and Paul Cahn, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, the David Woods Kemper Memorial Foundation, and members of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Lead support for the exhibition catalog was provided by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.
Lenders to the Exhibition
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Kaufmann Repetto Milan/New York; and Repetto Gallery, London
Galerie Denise René, Paris
Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Kern Collection, Großmaischeid, Germany
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York
Private collection, courtesy of Galerie Knoell, Basel
RCM Galerie, Paris
Saint Louis Art Museum
WDR mediagroup, Cologne
Top: Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuelan, 1923–2005), detail of Boîte (Box), 1964. Screen printing on Plexiglas in wood frame, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 6 1/8 in. (32 x 32 x 15.5 cm). Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany. © Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.