Lois Weinberger – Debris Field
17 April – 1 September 2019
Lois Weinberger’s artistic research pioneered the linking of art, society, and nature. For documenta X in 1997, he planted a disused railway track with neophytes as a metaphor for processes of migration in our time. Debris Field is a poetico-archaeological research project, presenting ordinary and significant relics from several centuries of history found at his parents’ farm, part of Stams Abbey (Tyrol). They include a mummified cat with apotropaic powers (the ability to ward off evil) and single shoes from dead people preserved in an underfloor space.
Rebecca Horn. Body Fantasies
5 June – 22 September 2019
From June 2019, Museum Tinguely and Centre Pompidou-Metz will present two parallel exhibitions devoted to the artist Rebecca Horn. In this way, the two institutions offer complementary insights into the work of an artist who is among the most extraordinary of her generation and some of whose creative output has yet to be discovered. The «Theatre of Metamorphoses» show in Metz explores the diverse theme of transformation from animist, surrealist and mechanistic perspectives, placing special emphasis on the role of film as a matrix within Horn’s work. In the «Body Fantasies» show in Basel, which combines early performative works and later kinetic sculpture to highlight lines of development within her oeuvre, the focus is on transformation processes of body and machine.
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Tadeusz Kantor: Où sont les neiges d’antan
9 October 2019 – 5 January 2020
Len Lye - motion composer
23 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
Len Lye (1901–1980), a native of Christchurch, New Zealand, was one of
the most important experimental filmmakers of the 1930s to 1950s. At the
same time, living initially in New Zealand and Australia, from 1926 in
London and from 1944 in New York City, he created a fascinating body of
work embracing all artistic disciplines large parts of which – including his kinetic sculptures – have yet to be discovered. The exhibition will showcase the work of Len Lye in all its variety and breadth, paying special attention to the relationships between the different media that he set in motion.