Curtain-up! For the new collection Presentation

(In German, English subtitles coming shortly)

Theatre held a special fascination for Jean Tinguely. It was above all in the 1960s that he first caught the theatre bug. Not only did he design his own theatre sets, but he also had his works appear on stage and even did some acting himself. His collaboration with artists and theatre people gave rise to all sorts of productions and these have now been included in the collection presentation in the form of photographs and film excerpts. Curious? And you didn’t know that Tinguely was involved in theatre, too? Find out more about his special role in the play Cenodoxus of 1972.

le Définitif – c’est le Provisoire New presentation of Museum Tinguely’s collection

DIY art, limelight, broken glass – in Jean Tinguely’s multi-facetted oeuvre one encounters everything from machine performances to multisensory spectacles to critiques of consumer culture. Works and documents show his early successes, theatre projects and correspondence. Playfully interactive elements guide the audience through the exhibition, including the rarely-shown bottle smasher Rotozaza No. 2 that will be put into action by the restoration team for interested visitors. In addition, insights are offered into restoration processes and into the materiality and functioning of the works.

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