24 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
The realm of art and the realm of radio are not so estranged from each other as one might initially think. Alongside writers, composers, theatre producers and filmmakers, artists also utilize the possibilities of this ephemeral medium. 200 selected treasures of international radio art can be experienced through an artistically designed trail. Among others with Antonin Artaud, Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Friederike Mayröcker to Michaela Mélian, Brandon LaBelle, Ahmet Ögüt or Natascha Sadr Haghighian. A collaboration between Bauhaus University, Weimar, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and University of Basel.
16 February – 5 May 2019
With his films, photographs, and sculptures, Cyprien Gaillard (b. 1980, Paris) describes the imminence of a transformation and evokes the perpetual destruction, preservation, and reconstruction of urban spaces. He films archaeological ruins invaded by nature and exotic birds flying over a mutating European city, or describes the slow erosion of modernist utopias by recording the demolition of major architectural ensembles. Different realities and temporalities interlock in his work, giving rise to a harmonious ensemble of a singular beauty.
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 poeticoarchaeological research project, presenting ordinary and significant relics from the 700-year history of 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
An exhibition project in dialogue with Centre Pompidou-Metz
In a two-part joint project, Museum Tinguely and Centre Pompidou-Metz present the artist Rebecca Horn (born 1944), one of the most respected and distinctive artists of her generation. Her work is marked by biological, chemical, mythological and fantastical processes of metamorphosis. This special focus on transformation is the common point of departure for the two parallel exhibitions. In the presentation in Basel, combining early performances with later kinetic sculptures, the focus is on processes of transformation involving bodies and machines, with the body conceived of in poetic-surrealist terms.
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. In later years, 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.