Curtain-up! For the new collection Presentation

(In German, English subtitles coming shortly)

Tinguely sent hundreds of messages to friends and acquaintances in the world of art. Most of these picture letters are collages of the most ordinary materials, which like his mechanical sculptures are full of life and movement and attest to his extraordinary inventiveness. Most of them are rarely seen for conservational reasons. Here, however, Annja Müller-Alsbach presents a few of these hidden gems, some of which will soon be on show in the new collection presentation. Follow her into Tinguely’s creative cosmos and learn more about the conservation of these fragile messages on paper.

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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