L‘enterrement de la Chose de Tinguely, Happening by Jean-Jacques Lebel, Venice, 14 July 1960 © Cameraphoto, Venice/ Archives Lebel

L‘enterrement de la Chose de Tinguely,
Happening by Jean-Jacques Lebel,
Venice, 14 July 1960
© Cameraphoto, Venice/ Archives Lebel

Jean-Jacques Lebel
«La Chose» de Tinguely, quelques philosophes et «Les Avatars de Vénus»

13 April – 18 September 2022

Jean-Jacques Lebel, a pioneer of action art, was the author of the first Happening in Europe on 14 July 1960: L’enterrement de la Chose de Tinguely. His passion for Nietzsche and Bakunin – among other philosophers – meets Tinguely‘s passion for Kropotkin and Bergson. With his video installation Les Avatars de Vénus, he addresses the question of the collective memory of archetypes, which overdetermines the history of the arts from one era to the next and from one culture to the next.

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Lena Eriksson, Julia Geröcs, Das Exchange Programm, International Performance Art Giswil, 2015

Lena Eriksson, Julia Geröcs, Das Exchange Programm, International Performance Art Giswil, 2015

BANG BANG
translocal hi:stories of performance art

8 June – 21 August 2022

Performance will be taking centre stage at Museum Tinguely all summer long. The show will focus on Swiss art, its stories, and their many interpreters, while at the same time laying on an exciting, international programme. From the spectacular to the scarcely perceptible, BANG BANG will give the incredibly rich history of performance art in Switzerland the attention it deserves.

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Christer Strömholm, Öyvind in Villefranche-sur-Mer, 1967, Christer Strömholm Estate.

Christer Strömholm,
Öyvind in Villefranche-sur-Mer, 1967,
Christer Strömholm Estate.

Party for Öyvind
Öyvind Fahlström & Friends

16 February – 1 May 2022

A grand exhibition with Öyvind Fahlström (1928–1976) and over 80 of his friends in poetry, art, music, dance, theatre, performance, film in Rome-Stockholm-Paris-New York during the creative 50s-70s, in a 50/50 gender mix including Marisol, Warhol, Kogelnik, Cage, Ringgold, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Lebel, Bontecou, Matta, Niki & Jean and others.

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Jean Tinguely, letter collage to Josef Imhof, 1975 Museum Tinguely, Basel, Schenkung Josef Imhof © 2021 ProLitteris, Zürich; Photo: Museum Tinguely, Basel

Jean Tinguely, letter collage to Josef Imhof, 1975
Museum Tinguely, Basel, Schenkung Josef Imhof
© 2021 ProLitteris, Zürich; Photo: Museum Tinguely, Basel

Merci Seppi
A wonderful gift

17 November 2021 – 13 March 2022

Josef «Seppi» Imhof was Jean Tinguely’s assistant from 1971 until the artist’s death in 1991. During these years, when he was Tinguely’s closest and most constant companion, he collected a large number of works on paper, including drawings, prints, collages, letters, sketches, carefully executed watercolours and things that were dashed off quickly. Seppi Imhof has donated his collection of original works on paper to Museum Tinguely and now it will be on display for the first time.

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