Eva Aeppli, Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Ultvedt with Méta-Matic drawings, studio Impasse Ronsin, Paris, 1959; photo: Hansjörg Stoecklin

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.

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#tinguely #provisoire #kineticart

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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#merciseppi

 

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 multitalented 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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#partyforoeyvind #oeyvindfahlstroem

 

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.

#lebel #lachose

 

Anouk Kruithof, Universal Tongue,  Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, Belgium, 2021  © Photo: Niccolo Quaresima

Anouk Kruithof, Universal Tongue
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, Belgium, 2021 
© Photo: Niccolo Quaresima

Anouk Kruithof
Universal Tongue

24 April – 30 October 2022

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.

#universaltongue

 

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
Hi:stories of translocal performance

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 of happenings. From the spectacular to the scarcely perceptible, Bang Bang will give the incredibly rich history of performance art in Switzerland the attention it deserves.

#bangbang

 

Hira Nabi, All That Perishes at the Edge of Land, 2019 (filmstill) Single-channel, digital © courtesy, Hira Nabi

Hira Nabi, All That Perishes at the Edge of Land, 2019 (filmstill)
Single-channel, digital
© courtesy, Hira Nabi

 

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.

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