Jean Tinguely looking for materials, Paris, 1960, photo: unknown

Jean Tinguely looking for materials, Paris, 1960, photo: unknown

La roue = c'est tout
New permanent exhibition

8 February 2023 – spring 2025

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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Rolf Julius, Musik für die Augen, 1982, installation view Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris 2015 © Estate Rolf Julius / Xippas / 2022 ProLitteris, Zurich, photo: Rebecca Fanuele

Rolf Julius, Musik für die Augen, 1982, installation view Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris 2015 © Estate Rolf Julius / Xippas / 2022 ProLitteris, Zurich, photo: Rebecca Fanuele

À bruit secret
Hearing in Art

22 February – 14 May 2023

What does the River Rhine in Basel actually sound like? Can voices or the din of the city be used as visual or sculptural material? How have jungle noises changed over the past few years? Can sound waves be registered other than through the ears? Museum Tinguely’s series on the human senses in art continues with an array of auditory encounters with the known and unknown soundscapes of this earth. The group exhibition will showcase works in various media from the Baroque period to the present.


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SoundTrieb performing Walking, Pilatus, October 2022.

SoundTrieb performing Walking, Pilatus, October 2022.

Sousveillance
Staring at the Bin — Swiss Edition

by Meriel Price, curated by Isabel Piniella Grillet, performed by SoundTrieb

22 February – 26 March 2023

In dialogue with the exhibition À bruit secret, the artist and composer Meriel Price presents a video series of subtle and fleeting miniature performances in public space. Viewers are witnesses to a choreographed, anarchistic infiltration of surveillance that unfolds acoustically as well as performatively.

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Roger Ballen, Headless 2006 © courtesy Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen, Headless 2006 © courtesy Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen
Call of the Void
(Danse macabre No. VII)

19 April – 29 October 2023

Roger Ballen (*1950, New York lives in Johannesburg) is one of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century. His strange and extreme works confront the viewers and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own. Through the 1990s, he developed a photographic style he describes as Ballenesque. Over the past decade, Ballen has created powerful artworks in which the line between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly blurred. He employs drawings, painting, collage and sculptural techniques to create elaborate sets – the perfect match to Tinguely’s Dance of Death, as the show will be shown in close proximity to this work.

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Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Opera for a Small Room (detail), 2005, mixed media installation with sound, 2.6 x 3 x 4.5m. Photo: Seber Ugarte, Lorena López © 2022 courtesy the artist Luhring Augustine Gallery

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Opera for a Small Room, 2005, Mixed media installation with sound, Courtesy the artist © Seber Ugarte, Lorena Lopez (MACBA, Barcelona)

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Dream Machines

7 June – 24 September 2023

The Canadian artist duo Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller create installations that activate all the senses. They transport us into poetic, dreamlike worlds driven by the love of storytelling and discovery.  Their works are homages to cultural practices steeped in tradition – like cinema, theatre, radio plays and music-making. The exhibition at Museum Tinguely offers a comprehensive overview of the duo's work from their first interactive soundscapes to their most recent immersive – and dystopian – spatial installations.


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#cardiffmiller #dreammachines

Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Giocherai nel quotidiano, correndo, You will play in the everyday, running, 2020, photo: Tommaso Vitielloemitayo Ogunbiyi, Giocherai nel quotidiano, correndo, You will play in the everyday, running, 2020

Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Giocherai nel quotidiano, correndo, You will play in the everyday, running, 2020, photo: Tommaso Vitiello

Temitayo Ogunbiyi
You will follow the Rhein and compose play

18 October 2023 – 14 January 2024
Playground installation in Solitude Park from 21 May 2023

The artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi, who lives in Lagos/Nigeria, investigates the potential of playful interaction to explore topics such as migration and exchange, but also material and social cultures. A first part of her project is a «playground» that invites visitors to climb, swing and play in Solitude Park as early as May. The work links Lagos with Basel: the shapes of the steel bars trace the paths that connect the two cities. In October, a multimedia exhibition in the museum will follow on from this, presenting works on paper and interactive musical installations.

The project is a cooperation with the Culturescapes Festival, which will be held in 2023 around the theme of the Sahara.

 

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© Delphine Reist, Photo : Emmanuel Watteau

Delphine Reist, Huiles, 2022 © Delphine Reist, photo: Emmanuel Watteau

Delphine Reist. ÖL
[oil, olio, huile]

18 October 2023 – 14 January 2024 

Work structures the life of the individual and society as a whole. In Reist’s art, things take on a life of their own, offering their views on the movement and rhythm of production, or speaking of efficiency and exhaustion: suddenly noisy drills, leaky printers, window blinds controlled by an invisible hand. At Museum Tinguely, the Geneva-based artist presents works that refer directly or indirectly to oil as an energy source, painting material and lubricant, as well as to its fluid physical properties.

#oel #delphinereist