Stephen Cripps. Performing Machines

27 January – 1 May 2017

 

The oeuvre of British artist Stephen Cripps (1952-1982) was highly innovative and experimental. His works developed out of an interest for kinetic sculpture and machines as well as from a fascination for the poetic potential of explosion and destruction. Until his early death Cripps built machines and interactive installations and realised pyrotechnic performances. With his performative and multisensorial artistic practices he focussed primarily on experiments with sound. He pushed the boundaries with his radical performances, many of which even now would be unthinkable due to their potential danger to the audience and their immediate surrounds. Cripps developed many of his projects in the medium of drawing and collage, which provide an insight into his rich and unconventional mindset. This exhibition provides an opportunity for a rediscovery of Cripps’ work which is presented on a large scale for the first time at Museum Tinguely. The exhibition is a co-operation with the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

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Stephen Cripps. Performing Machines

27 January – 1 May 2017

 

The oeuvre of British artist Stephen Cripps (1952-1982) was highly innovative and experimental. His works developed out of an interest for kinetic sculpture and machines as well as from a fascination for the poetic potential of explosion and destruction. Until his early death Cripps built machines and interactive installations and realised pyrotechnic performances. With his performative and multisensorial artistic practices he focussed primarily on experiments with sound. He pushed the boundaries with his radical performances, many of which even now would be unthinkable due to their potential danger to the audience and their immediate surrounds. Cripps developed many of his projects in the medium of drawing and collage, which provide an insight into his rich and unconventional mindset. This exhibition provides an opportunity for a rediscovery of Cripps’ work which is presented on a large scale for the first time at Museum Tinguely. The exhibition is a co-operation with the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

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Jean Tinguely’s “Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia” is back at the Museum Tinguely!

After a long stay at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf Utopia has returned to Museum Tinguely. This walk-on machine dominated the Jean Tinguely retrospective at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in 1987. With its enormous wheel-work made out of cast models from the company Von Roll, by his own admission he was trying to create “something bright and cheerful,” “something for children to clamber and jump about.” At the same time, the architectonic construction was intended to be useful for reaching the upper story; unfortunately, this was not permitted during the exhibition.


Jean Tinguely’s “Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia” is back at the Museum Tinguely!

After a long stay at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf Utopia has returned to Museum Tinguely. This walk-on machine dominated the Jean Tinguely retrospective at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in 1987. With its enormous wheel-work made out of cast models from the company Von Roll, by his own admission he was trying to create “something bright and cheerful,” “something for children to clamber and jump about.” At the same time, the architectonic construction was intended to be useful for reaching the upper story; unfortunately, this was not permitted during the exhibition.

Jérôme Zonder. The Dancing Room

7 June – 1 November 2017

 

To mark the opening of Tinguely’s Mengele-Totentanz (Mengele Dance of Death) in the Museum Tinguely’s new exhibition space, the young French artist Jérome Zonder will rouse the undead with a series of mischievous images snatched from real life. His installation of drawings assembles interpretations of Paul McCarthy’s The Walking Dead – with scenes of violence or the aftermath of accidents and disasters masquerading as innocuous children’s games. It is the first in a series of replicas adding further chapters to Basel’s Dance of Death.


Jérôme Zonder. The Dancing Room

7 June – 1 November 2017

 

To mark the opening of Tinguely’s Mengele-Totentanz (Mengele Dance of Death) in the Museum Tinguely’s new exhibition space, the young French artist Jérome Zonder will rouse the undead with a series of mischievous images snatched from real life. His installation of drawings assembles interpretations of Paul McCarthy’s The Walking Dead – with scenes of violence or the aftermath of accidents and disasters masquerading as innocuous children’s games. It is the first in a series of replicas adding further chapters to Basel’s Dance of Death.

Wim Delvoye

14 June 2017 – 1 January 2018

 

The Museum Tinguely is to dedicate a major solo exhibition to the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye in the summer of 2017. In addition to his best known works, the Cloaca, which are machines that simulate human digestion and produce excrement that is visually indistinguishable from human excrement, the show will also feature pieces such as Chantier (1992), a construction site carved entirely out of wood and the huge Cement Truck (2016) in its original size. With a hefty shot of irony, wit and humour, this conceptualist provocateur often combines the decorative with the quotidian and by doing so casts doubt on consumer society’s conventional value systems.

In collaboration with MUDAM, Luxembourg.


Wim Delvoye

14 June 2017 – 1 January 2018

 

The Museum Tinguely is to dedicate a major solo exhibition to the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye in the summer of 2017. In addition to his best known works, the Cloaca, which are machines that simulate human digestion and produce excrement that is visually indistinguishable from human excrement, the show will also feature pieces such as Chantier (1992), a construction site carved entirely out of wood and the huge Cement Truck (2016) in its original size. With a hefty shot of irony, wit and humour, this conceptualist provocateur often combines the decorative with the quotidian and by doing so casts doubt on consumer society’s conventional value systems.

In collaboration with MUDAM, Luxembourg.