Eva Aeppli, Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Ultvedt with Méta-Matic drawings, studio Impasse Ronsin, Paris, 1959; photo: Hansjörg Stoecklin
le Définitif – c’est le Provisoire New presentation of Museum Tinguely’s collection
From 3 March 2021 onwards
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.
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.
Universal Tongue came out of Anouk Kruithof’s fascination with dance videos shared online as embodiments of personal expression, cultural identity, empowerment and joy. In a digital-archaeological study, she assembled 8800 videos, using them to realise the 8-channel video installation and a compendium of 1000 dance styles from around the world. Kruithof’s work is marked by a critical, multidisciplinary exploration of digital imagery.
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.
Territories of Waste On the Return of the Repressed
14 September 2022 – 8 January 2023
The entire ecosphere – the oceans, the air, our food, the soil, even the Antarctic – contains residues, particles and chemicals derived from our consumer culture. The extraction of raw materials leaves behind destroyed landscapes and toxic spoil. Waste is everywhere. The group show at Museum Tinguely brings together art that deals with this issue, both works by contemporary artists with their global, geopolitical and ecological perspective and works from the second half of the twentieth century that reflect the move towards a throwaway society and environmental destruction that emerged from the 1960s.