• Matti Kallioinen

    Milliken Gallery

    Ever heard of “strange loops”? Well, you can understand this term the hard way—via mathematical concepts, specifically Kurt Gödel’s incompleteness theorems—or the easy way, as a version of the question, Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Strange loops, in other words, are paradoxes: tangled hierarchical systems that, as you move through them, inevitably bring you back to where you began. This Möbius-like construct is the inspiration for Matti Kallioinen’s exhibition “Intelligence.” The artist has gained deserved attention lately, but if in past exhibitions affinities with Karl Holmqvist’s

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