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"In Basel I lived with the Dance of Death"

15 November 2000 – 22 April 2001

The new presentation of Jean Tinguely's MENGELE-Totentanz (Dance of Death) on the upper floor of the Museum Jean Tinguely Basel from November 15, 2000 to April 22, 2001 builds on the artist's Faustian visions of banishing death in demonic play. Here he brought some visions and experiences of transience, death and decay together with traditional images from the late Middle Ages, which he encountered during his youth in Basel. The sculptures in movement, sound, light and darkness form a grand installation, the grotesque effect of which the observer in its midst can hardly ignore.
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L'Esprit 60 de Tinguely

15 November 2000 – 22 April 2001

Following the successful exhibition L‘Esprit de Tinguely at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, which presented the works of the Swiss sculptor in iron (1925–1991), important machine sculptures from the collection of the Museum Jean Tinguely such as Klamauk and Lola T. 180 will once again be shown in Basel. As there is an extensive collection of Tinguely sculptures here, which – in contrast to Wolfsburg – is on show permanently, the focus will be placed from November to May of next year on his works from the sixties.
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Panamarenko

From May 17 to October 15, the Museum Jean Tinguely Basel is showing works by Panamarenko. The exhibition provides another rare opportunity to see the oeuvre of this Belgian artist – born in 1940 – in Switzerland.
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