20 - 22 March 2025

Jean Tinguely Revisited: Critical Rereadings and New Perspectives

An international conference at Museum Tinguely in Basel. Organized by Dr. Sandra Beate Reimann with Roland Wetzel, Dr. Andres Pardey, Annja Müller-Alsbach, Tabea Panizzi and Andrea Absenger.

To mark the centenary of #jeantinguely’s birth, in 2025 Museum Tinguely in Basel will host an academic conference from March 20 to 22, 2025 The conference aims to initiate, encourage, discuss, and publish new art-historical research as well as interdisciplinary studies on the work of Tinguely and his circle. The conference’s main objective is to update and critically examine Tinguely’s art in terms of contemporary issues, theories, and discourse.

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2023 - 8 February 2025

La roue = c'est tout. New permanent exhibition

According to Tinguely, ‘we live in a wheeled civilisation’. Even today, our lives are shaped largely by the relationship between man and machine and the resulting dependencies that Tinguely deconstructed with such relish. Now, for the first time since the museum was founded, its enlarged collection of Tinguely’s own works is to return to the great hall. There visitors will be able to discover the intricate and poetic early works, the explosive happenings and collaborations of the 1960s, and the musical, monumental and sombre works of Tinguely’s late period, all presented in an entertaining and eventful tour with many opportunities for hands-on participation.

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