SAFARI IN RESTAURO. Restoration of Jean Tinguely’s Le Safari de la Mort Moscovite in the presence of museum visitors, from 18 April 2016 onwards

On 3 September 2016 a parade will take place through the streets of Fribourg (CH) on the occasion of the “Grand Prix Tinguely” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Jean Tinguely (30.08.1991). Tinguely’s Le Safari de la Mort Moscovite (1989), Safari for short, which was understood by the artist as a “traveling sculpture”, will lead this procession, together with carnival floats, racing cars, and old-timers. Colleagues from the conservation and restoration department at Museum Tinguely are mean-while getting Safari ready for the road again. To this end various conservation and restoration measures are being performed on this work.

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Jean Tinguelys Safari on Red Square in Moscow, photomontage for the exhibition poster “Fribourg-Moscou-Fribourg”, Art and History Museum, Fribourg, 1991 © Foto: Leonardo Bezzola, Bätterkinden

Jean Tinguelys Safari on Red Square in Moscow, photomontage for the exhibition poster “Fribourg-Moscou-Fribourg”, Art and History Museum, Fribourg, 1991 © Foto: Leonardo Bezzola, Bätterkinden

SAFARI IN RESTAURO. Restoration of Jean Tinguely’s Le Safari de la Mort Moscovite in the presence of museum visitors, from 18 April 2016 onwards

On 3 September 2016 a parade will take place through the streets of Fribourg (CH) on the occasion of the “Grand Prix Tinguely” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Jean Tinguely (30.08.1991). Tinguely’s Le Safari de la Mort Moscovite (1989), Safari for short, which was understood by the artist as a “traveling sculpture”, will lead this procession, together with carnival floats, racing cars, and old-timers. Colleagues from the conservation and restoration department at Museum Tinguely are mean-while getting Safari ready for the road again. To this end various conservation and restoration measures are being performed on this work.

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Michael Landy. Out of Order

Michael Landy. Out of Order

8 June – 25 September 2016

 

Michael Landy (*1963) is one of the “ Young British Artists“ who made sensation from 1988 on. He appeared with installations in which fiction and real life conjoined in a troubling liaison. He became known to a wider public in 2001 with Break Down: In a shop in London, he drew up an inventory of all objects that belonged to him at that point in time, in order then to destroy them during a regulated process. Landy deals intensively with the function of art and artworks in society. Museum Tinguely is showing this artist’s first retrospective outside of the UK.

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Michael Landy. Out of Order

Michael Landy. Out of Order

8 June – 25 September 2016

 

Michael Landy (*1963) is one of the “ Young British Artists“ who made sensation from 1988 on. He appeared with installations in which fiction and real life conjoined in a troubling liaison. He became known to a wider public in 2001 with Break Down: In a shop in London, he drew up an inventory of all objects that belonged to him at that point in time, in order then to destroy them during a regulated process. Landy deals intensively with the function of art and artworks in society. Museum Tinguely is showing this artist’s first retrospective outside of the UK.

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Music machines / Machine music

19 October 2016 – January 2017

 

Tinguely’s sculptures always have an acoustic dimension, which was consciously composed and balanced by the artist as part of the works. They generate noises, sounds, and apparently random music. This musical side reached a climax with the four Méta-Harmonie music machines between 1978 and 1985. The exhibition will provide the unique opportunity to experience these large-scale and versatile sound boxes, which are at home in Karuizawa (Japan), Vienna, and Basel, in dialog with one another. They will form the stage for a broadly defined program of events and concerts devoted to the theme of mechanical music.

Jean Tinguely, Pandämonium, Méta-Harmonie III, 1984, 420 x 1100 x 350 cm © 2016 ProLitteris Zurich; Photo: Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan

Jean Tinguely, Pandämonium, Méta-Harmonie III, 1984, 420 x 1100 x 350 cm © 2016 ProLitteris Zurich; Photo: Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan

Music machines / Machine music

19 October 2016 – January 2017

 

Tinguely’s sculptures always have an acoustic dimension, which was consciously composed and balanced by the artist as part of the works. They generate noises, sounds, and apparently random music. This musical side reached a climax with the four Méta-Harmonie music machines between 1978 and 1985. The exhibition will provide the unique opportunity to experience these large-scale and versatile sound boxes, which are at home in Karuizawa (Japan), Vienna, and Basel, in dialog with one another. They will form the stage for a broadly defined program of events and concerts devoted to the theme of mechanical music.