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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Anouk Kruithof, Universal Tongue, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, Belgium, 2018 © photo: Niccolo Quaresima

Installation view at Museum Tinguely,
Anouk Kruithof, «Universal Tongue», 2018
© 2022 Museum Tinguely, Basel; photo: Matthias Willi

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.

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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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​​​​​​​Lavanchy-Clarke's pavilion at the Geneva Expo 1896 © Cinémathèque suisse

Lavanchy-Clarke's pavilion at the Geneva Expo 1896 © Cinémathèque suisse

Cinema before cinema:
Lavanchy-Clarke, the Swiss Film Pioneer

19 October 2022 – 29 January 2023

François-Henri Lavanchy-Clarke (1848–1922) made films of Switzerland to show at the Swiss National Exposition in Geneva as early as 1896. His extravagant pavilion in which they were screened was perhaps the world’s first cinema. An inventive media pioneer and Switzerland’s first colour photographer, Lavanchy-Clarke was also a tireless and unabashed promoter of Sunlight Soap – and an ardent reformer of the care for the blind. Yet for a long time he was all but forgotten, and his filmic oeuvre, presented to Belle Epoque Switzerland using the ground-breaking Cinématographe Lumière, seemed to have been lost with him. This exhibition brings Lavanchy-Clarke’s films and photographs back into the limelight and introduces us to a cosmopolitan impresario from Vaud, who besides being a pioneer of early cinema was also a designer of automata.

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