Jean Tinguely – Pioneer of the art of destruction

16 November 2010 – 23 January 2011

Museum Tinguely put on display "Rotozaza II" as well as various films and documents about Jean Tinguely's further destructive works: "Homage to New York" (1960), "Etude pour une fin du monde" (1961) and "Study for an End of the World" 1962.

Under Destruction

15 October 2010 – 23 January 2011

Destruction in art - 50 years after Tinguely's Homage to New York
“Under Destruction” is a group exhibition, featuring some twenty internationally known contemporary artists, that examines the use and role of destruction in contemporary art. A collaboration with the Swiss Institute, New York, co-curated by Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer.
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Robot Dreams

9 June – 12 September 2010
An exhibition in cooperation with Kunsthaus Graz

The Museum Tinguely in Basel and Kunsthaus Graz are co-organising an exhibition that addresses the subjects of “Artificial Intelligence” and “Robotics”. The title Robot Dreams is borrowed from a short story of the same name by Isaac Asimov, a biochemist and extraordinarily prolific writer of science fiction, in which Elvex, a robot, has to be destroyed because he has a dream in which he plans a revolt and starts to disregard the Three Laws that are intended to keep him subservient to humans.
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Tinguely for Karola

15 March – 20 June 2010, prolonged until 22 August 2010
Donation by Prof. Dr. Roland Bieber in memory of Karola Mertz-Bieber

Professor Roland Bieber’s donation in memory of Karola Mertz-Bieber brings a rich addition to the collections of the Museum Tinguely with letter-drawings dating to the period 1970 to 1988. A selection of 29 works from this donation is currently on exhibit.
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Le Mouvement. From Cinema to Kinetics

10 February – 16 May 2010

Movement is a theme central to art and its perception in the 20th century. The exhibition draws the connections between kinetic sculpture and film, based on the reconstitution of the famous exhibition «Le Mouvement» at the Galerie Denise René in Paris in 1955.
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Fasnacht & Art & Tinguely

3 February – 16 May 2010

A tribute to the Basel Fasnacht to mark the centenary of the Fasnacht Committee

The Basel Fasnacht has marked the city’s cultural life since numerous decades. The Museum Tinguely presents a selection of the most interesting Fasnacht art dating back to the last 100 years.
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