"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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