Niki & Jean, l'Art et l'Amour

29 August 2006 – 4 March 2007
A collaboration between the Sprengel Museum Hannover and the Museum Tinguely, Basel, with the support of the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, San Diego

The exhibition is a celebration of Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) and Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) and their intense collaboration reflected in their common and individual works. It is an exhibition about the “Bonnie and Clyde of the arts”, as they were introduced in 1962 by a speaker on an American TV channel, about one of the most flamboyant and famous couples in modern art.
The exhibition is in three parts: The Artists, The Collaboration, The Love.
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Kunstgenuss im Overall
Die Förderung von zeitgenössischer Kunst, Architektur, und Kultur bei Roche.

22 September 2006 – 21 January 2007

This exhibitions at the Museum Tinguely documents Roche’s commitment to contemporary art, architecture and culture.
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«Bau 21 – Eine begehbare Monographie»

22 September – 22 October 2006

This exhibitions at the Museum Tinguely documents Roche’s commitment to contemporary art, architecture and culture.
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Edgard Varèse
Composer Sound Sculptor Visionary

28 April – 27 August 2006

The Paul Sacher Foundation and the Museum Tinguely are presenting an exhibition devoted to one of the groundbreaking composers of the twentieth century, a man with close ties to artists and writers such as Antonin Artaud, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Le Corbusier, Henri Michaux, Henry Miller, Joan Miró and Man Ray. Varèse was second to none in exploring new worlds of sound and exploiting concepts from the natural sciences. The exhibition will present the very first overview of his estate as well as include many items on loan from international collections.
Musical manuscripts and works of art, recorded examples and accompanying events will create a living picture of a major composer who had a lasting influence on generations of musicians from Pierre Boulez to Frank Zappa.
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Béatrice Helg – an accrochage

17 May – 6 August 2006

Béatrice Helg is a photographer who has developed her own style. Constructing artificial spaces, she conceives model situations in her atelier – playing with surfaces, with the background, and placing objects centrally. Materials play an extremely important role, and especially light effects.
22 photographs are being presented at the Museum Tinguely side by side with Jean Tinguely’s machine sculptures.
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Eva Aeppli

25 January – 2 May 2006

For fifty years, Eva Aeppli has collected the documents most important to her (letters, manuscripts, drawings, prints, photographs, etc.) which she received from her friends – artists, writers/poets, scientists – as well as her own material in huge folios called «Livres de Vie». Thus she has, over this long period, created a kind of «autobiography without words». Some of her friends have contributed a great deal to these «Livres de Vie» that have thus become important personal documents on post war art in Europe.
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