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.
Conference on Taste and Food Culture
5 – 6 April 2019
In preparation for its forthcoming exhibition «Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art» (19 February to 17 May 2020), the Museum Tinguely is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on the subject to be held on 5 and 6 April 2019.
Speakers of international renown from academia and the practice will provide exciting insights into the many different fields impacted by taste. The symposium will offer a veritable smorgasbord of perspectives on taste and food culture, ranging from physiology, biochemistry, food sensory science, psychology, anthropology and linguistics to literature, cultural studies, art history, the art of cooking and the fine arts. In addition to the papers, there will be some highly unusual tastings, including a dessert with iron ore prepared by the Michelin-starred Swiss chef Stefan Wiesner, a new project by the pioneer of Eat Art Daniel Spoerri, and an edible artistic intervention by the young Portuguese artist Marisa Benjamim.
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
From June 2019, Museum Tinguely and Centre Pompidou-Metz will organize 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.
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.